[linux-audio-dev] CLI wanted - Need PCM to generic SBout on Smoothwall-2 stock kernel

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Wed Mar 15 12:20:11 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 06:48 -0800, muzak24h wrote:
> 3 reasons I am posting here:
> - There are millions of DIY Linux firewalls running on light-kernels
> (Smoothwall alone reports > million active installs) with no generic Sound
> blaster support.
> - Most users, even Linux CLI familiar like myself, will not trade security
> to swap a kernel on a firewall and break the update mechanism that keeps
> things secure.
> - These millions of firewalls have CPU cycles to spare and sit around
> waisting power and many users would like a way to do audio out. I have
> posted over a year ago on the SW - UK forum and many are interested and
> waiting.

I don't understand - sound blaster is already supported by ALSA and OSS.
If you are running a vendor kernel with no sound support you will have
to install a kernel with audio support.  There's no way to magically get
sound without changing the kernel.

> What is needed:
> - PIC timer-based code (8259 chip?) to ouput wav direct to SB-out with CLI
> parms to set generic SB volume, filename, and loop option.
> Perhaps I'm asking for too much?
> - Maybe, even pointers in the right direction would help. In fact, if this
> is easy... just post it in "homebrew mods" at smoothwall.org's community
> forum.
> - I will take positive responses here, and duely credit them - This is for
> everyone!
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