Ubuntu 11.04 OSS installing guide

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Ubuntu 11.04 OSS installing guide

Postby rokyronnie » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:12 am

Can someone told me a a good guide to install OSS on Ubuntu 11.04 without removing ALSA and PULSE ?
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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 OSS installing guide

Postby igorzwx » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:22 pm

rokyronnie wrote:Can someone told me a a good guide to install OSS on Ubuntu 11.04 without removing ALSA and PULSE ?


To remove ALSA, you may need to recompile the Linux kernel.
You may better ask such questions on an Ubuntu forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=326

There is an old guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound

Canonical/Ubuntu has chosen to disable OSS support in their kernels and ignore any bugs filed against OSS4 packages. If you're considering using OSS4, you should probably use another Linux distro like Arch Linux. This page remains for historical/reference reasons.


This means that nobody may write new OSS4 guides for Ubuntu anymore.
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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 OSS installing guide

Postby cesium » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:31 pm

Err... It's a user-written wiki. Of course they can write what they want, including OSS guides.

Anyhow, disabling ALSA is necessary. If (as is likely) it's compiled separately as modules, the OSS install should do this for you. As for pulse, you can just keep it and follow this. As for getting OSS, you can use the binary deb from this website, but I recommend building it from source.
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Re: Ubuntu 11.04 OSS installing guide

Postby igorzwx » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:53 pm

cesium wrote:Err... It's a user-written wiki. Of course they can write what they want, including OSS guides.


Yes, you may permit yourself to write an OSS4 guide for Ubuntu, but you may not do this, simply because you do not use Ubuntu. Right?
This might be the reason why you propose to keep PulseAudio.

In a word, Hannu seems to use Mac OS, because he is an amateur photographer:

Recently I bought a decent iMac system because I decided to move from Windows to Mac (I’m a amateur photographer and use Photoshop a lot).
http://4front-tech.com/hannublog/?p=12


Perhaps, many OSS developers tend to use Mac OS rather than Linux.
PulseAudio is not a problem for Linux developers, if they use Mac OS or Windows for web conferencing, playing music, gaming, etc.

I still have Ubuntu on one of my computers. It is Ubuntu 9.04, which is partly upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04.
To make it work, /sbin/ldconfig was copied from Arch Linux http://linux.die.net/man/8/ldconfig
My Ubuntu is now a kind of "rolling release" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release
It is possible to make a "rolling" Debian or Ubuntu, but it might be more comfortable for Ubuntu/Debian developers to follow the "business model" of "OS versioning" developed by Microsoft Corporation.

cesium wrote:Anyhow, disabling ALSA is necessary.


It is not necessary. I have them both installed and working on my Arch Linux. The manual is here: http://www.4front-tech.com/forum/viewto ... f=3&t=3981
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