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    Installing and Configuring ALSA in Debian
    Submitted by GonzoJohn on Friday, November 01, 2002 – 17:16
    DebianA very common question that comes up when trying Debian GNU/Linux is how the heck do you get Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (a.k.a. ALSA) sound modules set up properly? In this HOWTO we’ll show you how to compile and install the ALSA kernel modules, and then setup things using the ALSA Debian script so that modules are automatically loaded and unloaded, and your mixer levels are saved and restored on boot up.
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    Subject: modules.conf for alsa
    Author: a
    Date: Sunday, 2002/11/03 – 13:48
    as far as I’ve tested the snd options line in /etc/modutils/alsa should be:

    options snd major=116 cards_limit=1 device_mode=0660 device_gid=29 device_uid=0

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    Subject: depends
    Author: OverrideX
    Date: Sunday, 2002/11/03 – 22:17
    apparently anything before 0.9rc5 used the snd_ prefix on the options in /etc/modutils/alsa (like snd_cards_limit=1) and it was ditched for rc5 – this i would think would be fixed in the alsa base rc5’s example file that the howto says to use -Dan
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    Subject: module options
    Author: Johannes
    Date: Sunday, 2002/11/03 – 19:13
    Doesn’t work for me: modprobe says the options aren’t valid for the module “snd”.

    Furthermore I wonder what causes debian/rules to put all the modules into /lib/modules/alsa instead of /lib/modules/[KVERS]/alsa. I couldn’t figure out.

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