r980 - in trunk: MAINTAINER PREVIOUS_FORMAT

tushar at linuxfromscratch.org tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Aug 7 20:00:18 PDT 2005


Author: tushar
Date: 2005-08-07 21:00:16 -0600 (Sun, 07 Aug 2005)
New Revision: 980

Removed:
   trunk/PREVIOUS_FORMAT/alsa.txt
Modified:
   trunk/MAINTAINER/STATUS
Log:
Remove hint that was moved to OLD previously

Modified: trunk/MAINTAINER/STATUS
===================================================================
--- trunk/MAINTAINER/STATUS	2005-08-08 02:55:30 UTC (rev 979)
+++ trunk/MAINTAINER/STATUS	2005-08-08 03:00:16 UTC (rev 980)
@@ -5,7 +5,6 @@
    * apache+php4+sql: No response from author. Should be merged with apache2+php4+htdig.
    * apache-dynamic-ip: Conversion in progress.
    * apache2+php4+htdig: No response from author. Should be merged with apache+php4+sql.
-   * automount: No response from author.
    * blackbox: No response from author.
    * boot-cd_easy: No response from author. Should be merged with bootcd.
    * bootcd: Orphaned. Should be merged with boot-cd_easy.
@@ -29,10 +28,8 @@
    * inittab: Could not contact author.
    * install-log: No response from author.
    * installwatch: Conversion in progress.
-   * iproute2: Conversion in progress.
    * isdn-setup: Could not contact author. Hint should be merged with isdn.
    * isdn: No response from author. Hint should be merged with isdn-setup.
-   * kerberos: No response from author.
    * keyboard_us2es: No response from author.
    * large_disks: Could not contact author.
    * ldap_auth: Could not contact author.
@@ -41,27 +38,18 @@
    * lilo: Could not contact author.
    * lin2win: Conversion in progress.
    * linuxlogo: No response from author.
-   * lowspace: Orphaned. To be merged with stripped-down.
    * lyx: No response from author.
-   * lzw_graphics: No response from author.
    * metalog: Could not contact author.
    * newbie: No response from author.
-   * nfs: No response from author.
    * openssh_remote_floppy: No response from author.
-   * pam+shadow+cracklib: Could not contact author.
    * pcmcia: Conversion in progress.
    * portscan: Could not contact author.
-   * ppp: No response from author.
    * pth: No response from author.
    * qmail_cyrus_imap: No response from author.
    * redhat_style_logon: Could not contact author.
    * remotex: No response from author.
    * root-privileges: Could not contact author.
    * security: Orphaned.
-   * sendmail: No response from author. Sendmail in BLFS book.
-   * shadowpasswd_plus: Could not contact author. Most of it has been merged into LFS, rest can be merged into security hint.
-   * shells: No response from author.
-   * stripped-down: Orphaned.
    * supermount: No response from author.
    * sylpheed: Could not contact author.
    * tgz: No response from author.

Deleted: trunk/PREVIOUS_FORMAT/alsa.txt
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--- trunk/PREVIOUS_FORMAT/alsa.txt	2005-08-08 02:55:30 UTC (rev 979)
+++ trunk/PREVIOUS_FORMAT/alsa.txt	2005-08-08 03:00:16 UTC (rev 980)
@@ -1,308 +0,0 @@
-TITLE:		Installing the ALSA Sounddriver
-LFS VERSION:	any
-AUTHOR:		Alex Kloss <l.x. at gmx.de>
-
-SYNOPSIS:
-	Short Guide how to set up the ALSA Sounddriver and optionally
-	timidity++ as midi client for those cards w/o midi device.
-
-HINT:	
-	There are some tricky bits when installing the ALSA Sounddriver
-	and TiMidity++ as a midi client - especially when using version
-	0.9.0 (currently 0.9.0rc6).
-	Thanks to Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch.org> for the 
-	bootscript.
-
-DOWNLOADS:
-	Look at http://www.alsa-project.org for the packages you need
-	alsa-driver-<version>.tar.bz2 [Drivers, Startup Script]
-	alsa-lib-<version>.tar.bz2 [Library for ALSA-enabled Programs]
-	alsa-utils-<version>.tar.bz2 [Mixer, Control Program]
-	alsa-oss-<version>.tar.bz2 [OSS Compatibilty Library, for 
-	developers who wants to convert their software from OSS to alsa]
-	alsa-tools-<version>.tar.bz [ac3dec for ALSA, some Soundcard
-	Control Programs, not everyone will need that]
-
-	If your card doesn't support midi by itself, you may want to use
-	timidity as a alsa sequencer client, meaning that every midi file sent
-	to the alsa sequencer emulated by timidity should be played through
-	the normal DSP (digital sound processor). Therefore you need:
-	
-	http://www.goice.co.jp/member/mo/timidity/ [Download the most recent
-	version of TiMidity++] and
-	http://www.i.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~shom/timidity/ or
-	ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/gus/sound/patches/files/ [Download the 
-	necessary patch files - those are files that contain datas about the
-	frequency and amplitude modulation of the virtual midi sequencer]
-	
-	If you're using ALSA 0.9.0rc6, which is strongly recommended,
-	you'll need a patch to install timidity:
-	http://www.alsa-project.org/~iwai/timidity-2.11.2-alsa9.dif.gz
-	This patch was originally meant for timidity 2.11.2, but since
-	timidity 2.11.3 is the most recent version, we'll go around the
-	error it causes during the installation.
-
-
-INSTALL:
-	alsa-driver:
-
-	./configure --with-sequencer=yes \
-	--with-moddir=/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/driver/sound/  \
-	--with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-$(uname -r) \
-	--with-oss=yes --with-cards=<sounddrivers to compile> &&
-	make &&
-	make install 
-
-	replace <sounddrivers to compile> with the card names you need 
-	drivers for (read the SOUNDCARDS Appendix at the end of this hint); 
-	otherwise "./configure --help" gives you a list of drivers you can 
-	compile. "--with-moddir" and "--with-kernel" can be omitted if
-	the default settings should be used.
-
-	There are two ways of setting up the modules. The easiest way is 
-	the "let the kernel module loader load them automatically"-way, the 
-	other one is to use the bootscript.
-
-	For the first alternative, edit your /etc/modules.conf and
-	add:
-
-	cat >> /etc/modules.conf << "EOF"
-	alias char-major-116 snd
-	options snd major=116 cards_limit=1
-	alias snd-card-0 snd-<soundcard>
-	alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
-	alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
-	alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
-	post-install snd-card-<soundcard>  /usr/sbin/alsactl restore
-	pre-remove snd-card-<soundcard>  /usr/sbin/alsactl store
-	EOF
-
-	replace <soundcard> with the appropriate Driver name you found
-	in the SOUNDCARDS Appendix. 
-
-	If you want the driver to be loaded on startup, you can use the
-	alsasound script you find in the alsa-driver-<version>/utils
-	directory.
-
-	cp utils/alsasound /etc/init.d &&
-	ln -s /etc/init.d/alsasound /etc/rc{2,3,4,5}.d/S200alsasound &&
-	ln -s /etc/init.d/alsasound /etc/rc{0,1,6,S}.d/K200alsasound
-
-	Since this bootscript is designed for redhat, LFS users may be
-	discontent with it, like Mark Hymers, who designed a replacement:
-	
-cat > /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsa << EOF
-#!/bin/sh
-# Begin $rc_base/init.d/alsa
-
-# Based on sysklogd script from LFS-3.1 and earlier.
-# Rewritten by Gerard Beekmans  - gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
-# ALSA specific parts by Mark Hymers - markh at linuxfromscratch.org
-
-source /etc/sysconfig/rc
-source $rc_functions
-
-if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/alsa ]
-then
-        source /etc/sysconfig/alsa
-fi
-
-if [ -z "$CONF" ] 
-then
-        echo "Please create an /etc/sysconfig/alsa file containing"
-        echo "a CONF value (usually /etc/asound.conf)"
-        exit 1;
-fi
-case "$1" in
-        start)
-                echo -n "Starting alsa...    Restoring volumes..."
-                loadproc /usr/sbin/alsactl -f $CONF restore
-                #echo -n "                    Loading MIDI font..."
-                #loadproc sfxload $FONT
-                ;;
-
-        stop)
-                echo -n "Stopping alsa...    Saving volumes......"
-                loadproc /usr/sbin/alsactl -f $CONF store
-                #echo -n "            Removing MIDI font.........."
-                #loadproc sfxload -i
-                ;;
-
-        restart)
-                $0 stop
-                /usr/bin/sleep 1
-                $0 start
-                ;;
-        
-        *)
-                echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
-                exit 1
-                ;;
-
-esac
-
-# End $rc_base/init.d/alsa
-EOF
-chmod 755 /etc/init.d/alsa &&
-ln -s /etc/init.d/alsa /etc/rc{2,3,4,5}.d/S200alsa &&
-ln -s /etc/init.d/alsa /etc/rc{0,1,6,S}.d/K200alsa
-
-	Note that the Loading and Removing MIDI font lines are commented out.
-	This is because they are only needed for certain soundcards and also
-	require an additional program (sfxload). If your soundcard is unable 
-	to play midi files, you might want to look for timidity, a midi to 
-	wav converter that's also able to act as an virtual alsa midi device.
-
-	Beware. All channels of your soundcard are muted by default.
-	You can use the alsamixer (in alsa-utils, requires alsa-lib) or
-	any other OSS mixer program (like kmix, gmix, aumix) to unmute
-	them.
-
-	If you get an error like
-	
-	alsamixer: failed to open mixer #0/#0: No such file or directory
-
-	try the snddevices script in the alsa-driver directory. 
-
-	
-	alsa-lib/utils/oss/tools:
-
-	./configure &&
-	make install
-
-	for each of them. You wouldn't need the tools, except if you
-	have some very old/expensive card which needs more control
-	tools (e.g. multichannel cards).
-
-
-	Configuring other software:
-
-	There is software out there to look at /dev/sndstat to find out
-	wether a sound driver is installed. If you have such software
-	sniggering at you "no soundcard found", try the following
-	before giving up:
-
-	rm /dev/sndstat
-	ln -s /proc/asound/sndstat /dev/sndstat
-
-	If you are using the 0.9.x drivers, it is possible that older
-	software fails to compile for ALSA. This is because it'd need
-	the older API to connect to the driver. Don't bother about ALSA
-	support then, rather try the OSS driver emulation (it's in some
-	cases better than 4Fronts OSS driver itself).
-
-	If the software is complaining about having no access to the
-	devices with your current UID, you need to set the proper
-	permissions (as root):
-
-	chmod a+rw /dev/mi* /dev/dsp* /dev/seq*
-
-	This should do the job. The README in the driver directory has some
-	extra information on how you could configure the driver for the use
-	with certain programs.
-
-
-	Installing TiMidity++:
-
-	Many OnBoard-Cards doesn't have a midi sequencer device. When you want
-	to play midi sounds anyhow on this cards, you have two choices: when 
-	you're only looking for a program that plays midi files without 
-	actually using a midi device, you may easily install TiMidity++ and 
-	use it just like a midi player. If you want to use other programs like
-	Brahms or else that supports an alsa midi sequencer client, you'll have
-	to do a little more:
-	
-	Normal Installation:
-	
-	cat timidity-2.11.2-alsa9.dif | patch -Np1 &&
-	./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-alsa [--enable-spectrogram] \
-	[--enable-spline=no|linear|cubic|lagrange] [--enable-alsaseq] \
-	[--enable-server] [--enable-ncurses] --enable-xaw [--enable-gtk] \
-	[--enable-network] &&
-	make ENABLE_PLUGIN_TRUE=0 &&
-	make ENABLE_PLUGIN_TRUE install
-	
-	Descriptions:
-	
-	--prefix=/usr		binaries and stuff should go to /usr.
-	--enable-alsa		usage of alsa driver.
-				WARNING: as of the current version (2.11.3)
-				timidity is incompatible with the new ALSA
-				API of version 0.9.X - you should rather use
-				the OSS emulation and don't use that option!
-	--enable-spectrogram	usage of a spectrogram (graphic output).
-	--enable-spline=...	no: spectrogram w/o splines (looks dotted)
-				linear: standard spectrogram
-				cubic: better quality, more CPU load
-				lagrange: optimal quality, heavy load.
-	--enable-alsaseq	usage as ALSA sequencer client.
-				WARNING: as of the current version (2.11.3)
-				the alsa sequencer client doesn't work with 
-				the 0.9.X-branch of the alsa driver!
-	--enable-server		ALSA client server (look above).
-	--enable-ncurses	usage of ncurses interface (console).
-	--enable-xaw		usage of XAW (Athena Widgets, these are 
-				included in every usual XFree86 release)
-				interface.
-	--enable-gtk		If you've got gtk+ 1.2.10 or higher (not 
-				gtk+ 2.0!), you may have this nice interface,
-				too.
-	--enable-network	network transparency.
-
-	Explanation:
-
-	The "ENABLE_PLUGIN_TRUE=0" fixes an error of the configure script
-	which is triggered by the alsa9-patch.
-	
-	Now extract the midi patch files to /usr/share/timidity. After that,
-	timidity <file.mid> should play your midi files.
-	
-	To start the sequencer interface, execute:
-
-	timidity -iA -B2,8 -Os -EFreverb=0
-
-	that should output something like:
-
-	TiMidity starting in ALSA server mode
-	Opening sequencer port: 128:0 128:1
-
-	Now you can use the midi port 128:0 and 128:1 for midi output.
-	For example, to play a midi file through that sequencer using
-	pmidi, you'll have to type
-
-	pmidi -p128:0 test.mid
-
-	Or to play around with your midi keyboard:
-
-	aconnect 64:0 128:0
-
-	To get best sound quality, you may want to start timidity as
-	root. If you want to start it on every reboot, you may add it
-	to your boot script, but it will slow down your system.
-
-Appendix: SOUNDCARDS
-
-	try "cat /proc/pci | grep audio" and look for the PCI ID: 
-
-	PCI-ID		Name				Driver
-	EMU10k1		Soundblaster SB Live! (or else) emu10k1
-	10b9:5451	ALi 5451 Onboard		ali5451
-	ES1371		Ensoniq 1371 (Soundblaster)	ens1371
-	ES1370		Ensoniq 1370 (Soundblaster)	ens1370
-	ES1983S		ESS Maestro 3			es1983
-	VIA		VIA AC97 Audio Controller 686A	via686a	
-	ES1986		ESS Maestro 2			es1986
-	Vortex 2	Aureal Vortex II		*
-	ALS4000		Avance Logic ALS 4000		als4000
-
-	*Aureal is dead. So development of an ALSA driver is beyond
-	reach. Try the sourceforge project.
-
-	For further cards look at CARDS-Status (0.9.x-version), the 
-	doc/CARDS file (older Version), or the homepage. Please send me
-	an email about what you'd got on "cat /proc/pci | grep audio"
-	and what driver you used. If that Appendix grows big enough, I'll
-	use it for a fully automatic installation script.
-
-Hope this was helpful!
-Alex




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