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Encyclopedia > ALSA (Linux)
A screenshot of alsamixer
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ALSA (an acronym for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System for providing drivers for sound cards. Some of the goals of the ALSA project were to support automatic configuration of sound card hardware, and graceful handling of multiple sound devices in a system, goals which it has largely met. A couple of different frameworks such as JACK use ALSA to provide the ability to perform low latency professional grade audio editing and mixing. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 61 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: ALSA Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 61 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: ALSA Categories: GFDL images ... A screenshot of the Wikipedia website being displayed in the Mozilla web browser. ... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ... The Linux mascot Tux created by Larry Ewing Wikibooks has more about this subject: Linux kernel Wikibooks has more about this subject: Inside Linux Kernel The Linux kernel is a free software Unix-like operating system kernel that was begun by Linus Torvalds in 1991 and subsequently improved with the... The Open Sound System is the sound card Linux kernel driver system which was used in the Kernel up to version 2. ... A sound card based on VIA Envy chip A sound card is a computer expansion card that can input and output sound under program control. ... The JACK Audio Connection Kit or JAC is a soundserver or daemon that provides low latency connections between so-called jackified applications. ...


Led by Jaroslav Kysela, the project started from a Linux driver for the Gravis Ultrasound in 1998, and was developed separately from the Linux kernel until it was introduced in the 2.5 development series in 2002 (2.5.4-2.5.5)1. In the 2.6 version it obsoletes OSS by default. Jaroslav Kysela (aka perex) is the creator of the ALSA project for sound drivers in the Linux operating system. ... The GF1 chip Gravis Ultrasound or GUS is a sound card for the IBM PC compatible system platform. ... 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Open Sound System is the sound card Linux kernel driver system which was used in the Kernel up to version 2. ...


See also

LADSPA is an acronym for Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin API. It is an LGPLed standard interface for handling filters, effects and the like in Linux-based operating systems. ... DSSI (a recursive acronym for DSSI Soft Synth Instrument) is a virtual instrument (software synthesizer) plugin architecture for music sequencer applications running under Linux. ...

External links

  • http://www.alsa-project.org/
  • http://alsa.opensrc.org/ (a big ALSA Wiki)
  • Alsa and Debian.

 
 

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