Configuring Sound on Linux
This book aims to teach you everything you need or want to know about Linux sound, and should cover enough ground to teach you how to get your sound functional.
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Pulse Audio[edit | edit source]
PulseAudio is a software mixing layer. It permits multiple streams to converge as one stream presented to a single hardware source.
ALSA[edit | edit source]
ALSA is an abstraction layer for the raw hardware device. It permits a single API into numerous different audio hardware devices.
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