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Re: why use ALSA?

I used to wonder about this too, until I took the plunge and got ALSA working on my laptop, discovering to my suprise that ALSA gave me features of my sound card that I hadn't realized it had before!  Not to mention the fact that the ALSA drivers give you much more fine tuned control over the mixer settings and various other things.  All in all, I find that ALSA is *way* better than OSS/Free.

On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 19:34:49 -0700
Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org> wrote:

> Apologies in advance for asking such a basic question:
> I've been meaning to ask this question for months.  I have sound working on
> my machines but without installing ALSA.  On my laptop (thanks to this
> list) I have sound working by just selecting ymfpci in modconf.  xmms,
> xine, ogle and what not all seem to work just fine.
> So my question is why (or when) would I need to install ALSA?  Is there an
> advantage of using it in my case when sound seems to be working fine?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Bill Moseley
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