Douglas R. Reno
renodr at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Feb 22 11:43:37 PST 2019
On 2/22/19 1:19 PM, Bruce Dubbs via blfs-dev wrote:
> On 2/22/19 1:04 PM, Douglas R. Reno via blfs-dev wrote:
>> On 2/22/19 12:21 PM, Bruce Dubbs via blfs-dev wrote:
>>> There has been some problem with ALSA getting their download site
>>> working properly. The only offer ftp right now. I'll leave most of
>>> the book as is for now as the ALSA home page and everyone else
>>> (Arch, etc) also points to the ftp site for sources.
>>> There is a problem with alsa-firmware.
>>> https://alsa-project.org/wiki/Main_Page now only points to git.
>>> I am proposing dropping alsa-firmware from the book. There is
>>> nothing that references it.
>>> Any objections?
>> I was going to say go ahead, but it looks like it installs firmware
>> for Sound Blaster 16 cards, which is what Qemu and other
>> virtualization software emulate. I'm not sure if we'll still be able
>> to get sound out of VMs if we drop this.
> I've never tried to get sound out of a VM. Could the user just use a
> different sound hw emulation?
> $ qemu -soundhw list
> qemu: -soundhw list: Unknown sound card name `list'
> Valid sound card names (comma separated):
> sb16 Creative Sound Blaster 16
> es1370 ENSONIQ AudioPCI ES1370
> ac97 Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio
> adlib Yamaha YM3812 (OPL2)
> gus Gravis Ultrasound GF1
> cs4231a CS4231A
> hda Intel HD Audio
> pcspk PC speaker
I think the only ones out of that list that *doesn't* need Firmware are
HDA and PCSPK. The others have firmware installed by alsa-firmware.
I'd have to try HDA and get back to you. Everything I've ever seen or
used has SB16, from a variety of different hypervisors.
> -- Bruce
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