ECE497 Lab11 Using ALSA

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Be sure you have done Lab 10 before this lab so all your software is set up.

Lab 11/6 - Using ALSA

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There are ALSA examples here that are built on DMAI.

Problems and Solutions

Setup

There are a couple of things you need to after booting up before running the ALSA stuff.

  • Run $ killall -9 pulseaudio to stop pulseaudio.
  • Run alsamixer and turn up DAC Analog and turn down Left Dig and Right Dig. Do this by using the right arrow key to move to the slider you want to adjust and use the up and down keys to adjust.

Some notes on ALSA

I've gotten this example working. I'm also looking here.

On the Beagle you need to:

# opkg install alsa-dev

On the host:

$ sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev

Go to the class dfs site and get alsaWrite.c. Compile it with

# gcc -lasound alsaWrite.c
# ./a.out

It runs on the Beagle and desktop and produces a sound.

It's shouldn't be hard to convert alsaWrite.c to alsaRead.c. See the sites above for hints.