Re: ALSA, OSS and kernel drivers - all about sound
Piotr Domagalski wrote:
> I've asked many times about installing YAMAHA-OPL3SA3 (it's still actual,
> so if anyone did that please give me some info about doing this) but this
> mail is about something else. What's the difference between ALSA, OSS
> (comercial) , OSS/Free (and is OSS/Free the same as kernel sound drivers
> 2.0.x or 2.2.x ?). And are there any other linux sound drivers ?
OSS/Free: Also seen as "OSS Lite". This is what is in the
OSS/Commercial: Expanded version of OSS/Free but mainly it
includes drivers whose specs are only available using an NDA.
ALSA: Hopefully the replacement of OSS/Free one day? Alan Cox
plays a big role in ALSA.