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#1 2021-09-19 21:31:44

oui
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Registered: 2017-09-02
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minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound

in my precedent installation, I did directly install pulseaudio. no sound!

later I did read here in that forum, some parts of alsa sound is a ABSOLUTELY NEEDING dependency sine qua non!

why not in the dependencies of the package?

next difficulty is that there are a lot of doc's in the web speaking about that problem but all speak / report on «alsa» and nothing more...

but there is no package (or pseudo package) with the name «alsa» in devuan!

why?

sound is a VERY IMPORTANT figure of an installation!!!

a distro where you meet difficulties on that figure can't be good!

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#2 2021-09-19 22:04:26

macondo123
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From: Panama
Registered: 2017-09-23
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Re: minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound

oui, don't get your panties in a bunch!

I don't use pulseaudio myself for some reasons, I use alsa, never had any problems.

apt-cache search alsa

install alsa-utils alsa-tools and a couple more I can't remember, then lauch alsamixer, unmute with the letter M, configure your window manager accordingly and read, read...
This forums has some examples in Documentation for icewm, jwm, and ratpoison written by yours truly.

Ratpoison
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1695

IceWM
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1644

JWM
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=1632

Bon chance, mon ami!

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#3 2021-09-20 09:05:23

PedroReina
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From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: 2019-01-13
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Re: minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound

May be helpful: Do not use pulseaudio

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#4 2021-09-20 15:58:47

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
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Re: minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound

oui wrote:

why not in the dependencies of the package?

ALSA is part of the kernel. The user space utilities are already installed.

If you need help configuring it see https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Advanc … sound_card


antifa ftw!

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#5 2021-09-21 06:51:51

larsH
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Registered: 2020-05-05
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Re: minimal installations: what is the minimal way to install sound

Hi

From console try alsamixer. It is controlling alsa

Have a nice day
Lars H

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