No sound lessons

Declan Moriarty junk_mail at
Mon Aug 22 06:22:42 PDT 2005

Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
> randhir phagura wrote these words on 08/21/05 20:24 CST:
> > Only a few lines in these respective sections will make novices at
> > ease plus this will reduce so much traffic on the List.
> With all due respect, you are the only person I can remember who has
> posted on this list who had trouble getting the mixer to unmute the
> channels and in configuring XMMS.
> This is basic operational stuff. Sure there is an occasional question
> about the setup of a particular sound card, but traffic on this list
> on how to unmute the channels using the Alsa-Mixer and how to
> configure XMMS is nil.

It's a question of familiarity. Randhir is right, IMHO. Most of you guys
have run alsa for years, and know the ropes.

I have run with OSS until now, and after the first time, all was easy.
Alsa adds several steps to this process, and a number of gotchas. I have
still to sort an alsa based sound system, and that sort of advice will
be most helpful to me. BLFS _not_ unmuting the channels, or warning
about the dummy device is crazy. Remember you have to support the second
half of 'FBBG'. The book has to BE good, or thorough. The idea isthat a
twit could read the book, and if he did that right, his system would


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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