cesium wrote:igorzwx (sorry for deleting your post!) keeps offering a liveCD with OSS4 if you wish to test it.
In a word, that Arch LiveCD can also be used for testing ALSA drivers, video drives, and anything else (without installing anything on your computer).
That magic LiveCD is easy to use: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3933&p=16711#p16711
It is very simple:
1. Boot LiveCD
2. Open terminal and execute a few commands.
For example, to install Skype for ALSA on that LiveCD (it will vanish after reboot) you have to execute these commands:
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$ sudo su
# pacman -Syy
# pacman -Sd pacman
# killall pulseaudio
# pacman -Rn pulseaudio
# /etc/rc.d/esd start
# pacman -S skype
The Manuals for ALSA and Skype are here:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Alsahttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Skypehttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/We ... our_webcamThe Manual for Open Sound System (OSS4) is available here:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/OSS
see also:A simple script to change sound system OSS4 <-> ALSA viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3981
If you want to test video drivers and other things, you may read this:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide
If your ALSA drivers invariably fail to work, you may file a bug. The manual is here:http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/2008/08 ... m-all.html