ALSACONF

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: February 23, 2003

 

NAME

alsaconf - configuration tool for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

 

SYNOPSIS

alsaconf [options]

 

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the alsaconf command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

Alsaconf is a simple shell script which tries to detect the sound cards on your system and writes a suitable configuration file for ALSA. It will try to guess what GNU/Linux distribution you're running, and will act accordingly to the standards of that distribution, if specific support is available.

Alsaconf will write a modutils snippet which can be then used by modutils to load the correct parameters for your sound card.

 

OPTIONS

Alsaconf accepts the following options:
-l, --legacy
Check only for legacy non-isapnp cards
-m, --modinfo
Read module descriptions instead of reading a card database.
-s, --sound-wav-file
Use the specified wav file as a test sound
-u, --uid uid
Set the uid for the ALSA devices (default = 0)
-g, --gid gid
Set the gid for the ALSA devices (default = 0)
-d, --devmode mode
Set the device mode for the ALSA devices (default = 0666)
-r, --strict
Set strict device mode (equiv. with -g 17 -d 0660)
-L, --log
Logging on /tmp/alsaconf.log
-p, --probe card-name
Probe a legacy non-isapnp card and print module options
-h, --help
Displays this help text

 

DEBIAN SPECIFIC

In Debian, the default gid of the device files is 29 (corresponding to the audio group) and the default device mode is 0660.

For the ALSA base package, see also /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/

 

SEE ALSO

alsamixer(1), amixer(1), aplay(1), arecord(1)

 

HOMEPAGE

http://www.alsa-project.org/

 

AUTHOR

The alsaconf script was written by Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>, Bernd Kaindl <bk@suse.de> and Jan Ondrej (SAL) <ondrejj@salstar.sk>

This manual page was written by Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
DEBIAN SPECIFIC
SEE ALSO
HOMEPAGE
AUTHOR
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