LinuxNewbie.org: Installing ALSA for the Yamaha DS-XG Sound CardJun 26, 2000, 15:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Davis)
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"This tutorial is specifically tailored towards installing ASLA and getting it configured for the Yamaha DS-XG card, however many of the concepts involved in ALSA's installation the configuration are similar for most sound cards. I will attempt, whenever possible, to leave some notes to help users of other cards to properly setup ALSA for their cards as well. This tutorial is meant to supplement, not replace, ALSA's own documentation files."
"ASLA stands for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, and was developed as a method of modularizing and standardizing sound for Linux. If your Linux distribution already supports your sound card, then you don't need ALSA. Those of us with Yamaha DS-XG cards have been unable to produce sound in Linux for a long time, because Yamaha has been slow to release the necessary information needed to develop drivers for the DS- XG. The only solution up until now was a retail driver package known as OSS. With the release of ALSA v0.5.8a, the XG is now supported, and in the "open source" format."