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Linux Laptop Sound Configuration

by Tara McGoldrick Walsh
Linux Newsletter for 09/23/2002

Dear Reader,

If you've ever tried to configure sound for laptops running Linux, you know it can be tricky. Dave Phillips unravels the process while describing his experiences installing and configuring a sound system for an HP Omnibook 4150. Dave uses the standard-issue kernel modules (OSS/Free), the commercial OSS/Linux package, and the ALSA drivers. And though he stresses that there is no typical configuration for sound on Linux laptops, this article can serve as a template for figuring out how to configure audio on your laptop.
Linux Laptop Sound Configuration

We also have part three of Emmanuel Dreyfus's series on IRIX. This week he shows us some of IRIX's oddities, such as the system calls, that you will not see anywhere else.
European IRIX Binary Compatibility, Part 3

And if you've been following Dru Lavigne's column on configuring a multimedia workstation, this week she demonstrates how to get sound working and looks at some of the sound-related ports in the ports collection.
Using Sound on FreeBSD

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Finally, you may recall a previous issue in which I mentioned Tim O'Reilly's article on Mac OS X adopters, many of whom were coming from Linux. Tim has written a follow-up piece, and he posts some of the many comments he's received from readers. He also invites you to weigh in if you haven't already.
Switcher Stories Follow Up

Thanks for reading,

Tara A. McGoldrick
Web Editor
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