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ALSACONF(8)                 System Manager's Manual                ALSACONF(8)



NAME
       alsaconf - configuration tool for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture


SYNOPSIS
       alsaconf [options]


DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page documents briefly the alsaconf command.  This manual
       page was written for the Debian distribution because the original  pro-
       gram does not have a manual page.

       Alsaconf is a simple shell script which tries to detect the sound cards
       on your system and writes a suitable configuration file  for  ALSA.  It
       will  try to guess what GNU/Linux distribution you're running, and will
       act accordingly to the standards of that distribution, if specific sup-
       port is available.

       Alsaconf will write a module-init-tools (or modutils) snippet which can
       be then used by module-init-tools (or modutils)  to  load  the  correct
       parameters for your sound card.


OPTIONS
       Alsaconf accepts the following options:

       -l, --legacy
              Check only for legacy non-isapnp cards.

       -s, --sound-wav-file
              Use the specified wav file as a test sound.

       -u, --uid uid
              Set  the uid for the ALSA devices (default = 0).  This option is
              obsolete in the recent ALSA version.

       -g, --gid gid
              Set the gid for the ALSA devices (default = 0).  This option  is
              obsolete in the recent ALSA version.

       -d, --devmode mode
              Set the device mode for the ALSA devices (default = 0666).  This
              option is obsolete in the recent ALSA version.

       -r, --strict
              Set strict device mode (equiv. with -g 17 -d 0660).  This option
              is obsolete in the recent ALSA version.

       -L, --log file
              Logging  on  the  given  file.  The log is appended to the file.
              This option is for debugging purpose only.

       -p, --probe card-name
              Probe a legacy non-isapnp card and print module options.

       -P, --listprobe
              List the supported legacy card modules.

       -c, --config file
              Specify the module config file.  As default, alsaconf probes the
              available config file automatically.

       -h, --help
              Displays this help text.


DEBIAN SPECIFIC
       In  Debian, the default gid of the device files is 29 (corresponding to
       the audio group) and the default device mode is 0660.

       For the ALSA base package, see also /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/


SEE ALSO
        alsamixer(1), amixer(1), aplay(1), arecord(1)


HOMEPAGE
       http://www.alsa-project.org/


AUTHOR
       The alsaconf script was written by Takashi Iwai <tiwaiATsuse.de>,  Bernd
       Kaindl <bkATsuse.de> and Jan Ondrej (SAL) <ondrejjATsalstar.sk>

       This  manual  page was written by Jordi Mallach <jordiATdebian.org>, for
       the Debian system (but may be used by others).



                               February 23, 2003                   ALSACONF(8)