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Based on kernel version 3.13. Page generated on 2014-01-20 22:04 EST.

1	ALS-007/ALS-100/ALS-200 based sound cards
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4	Support for sound cards based around the Avance Logic
5	ALS-007/ALS-100/ALS-200 chip is included.  These chips are a single
6	chip PnP sound solution which is mostly hardware compatible with the
7	Sound Blaster 16 card, with most differences occurring in the use of
8	the mixer registers.  For this reason the ALS code is integrated
9	as part of the Sound Blaster 16 driver (adding only 800 bytes to the
10	SB16 driver).
11	
12	To use an ALS sound card under Linux, enable the following options as
13	modules in the sound configuration section of the kernel config:
14	  - 100% Sound Blaster compatibles (SB16/32/64, ESS, Jazz16) support
15	  - FM synthesizer (YM3812/OPL-3) support 
16	  - standalone MPU401 support may be required for some cards; for the
17	    ALS-007, when using isapnptools, it is required
18	Since the ALS-007/100/200 are PnP cards, ISAPnP support should probably be
19	compiled in.  If kernel level PnP support is not included, isapnptools will
20	be required to configure the card before the sound modules are loaded.
21	
22	When using kernel level ISAPnP, the kernel should correctly identify and
23	configure all resources required by the card when the "sb" module is
24	inserted.  Note that the ALS-007 does not have a 16 bit DMA channel and that
25	the MPU401 interface on this card uses a different interrupt to the audio
26	section.  This should all be correctly configured by the kernel; if problems
27	with the MPU401 interface surface, try using the standalone MPU401 module,
28	passing "0" as the "sb" module's "mpu_io" module parameter to prevent the
29	soundblaster driver attempting to register the MPU401 itself.  The onboard
30	synth device can be accessed using the "opl3" module.
31	
32	If isapnptools is used to wake up the sound card (as in 2.2.x), the settings
33	of the card's resources should be passed to the kernel modules ("sb", "opl3"
34	and "mpu401") using the module parameters.  When configuring an ALS-007, be
35	sure to specify different IRQs for the audio and MPU401 sections - this card
36	requires they be different.  For "sb", "io", "irq" and "dma" should be set
37	to the same values used to configure the audio section of the card with
38	isapnp.  "dma16" should be explicitly set to "-1" for an ALS-007 since this
39	card does not have a 16 bit dma channel; if not specified the kernel will
40	default to using channel 5 anyway which will cause audio not to work. 
41	"mpu_io" should be set to 0.  The "io" parameter of the "opl3" module should
42	also agree with the setting used by isapnp.  To get the MPU401 interface
43	working on an ALS-007 card, the "mpu401" module will be required since this
44	card uses separate IRQs for the audio and MPU401 sections and there is no
45	parameter available to pass a different IRQ to the "sb" driver (whose
46	inbuilt MPU401 driver would otherwise be fine).  Insert the mpu401 module
47	passing appropriate values using the "io" and "irq" parameters.
48	
49	The resulting sound driver will provide the following capabilities:
50	  - 8 and 16 bit audio playback
51	  - 8 and 16 bit audio recording
52	  - Software selection of record source (line in, CD, FM, mic, master)
53	  - Record and playback of midi data via the external MPU-401
54	  - Playback of midi data using inbuilt FM synthesizer
55	  - Control of the ALS-007 mixer via any OSS-compatible mixer programs. 
56	    Controls available are Master (L&R), Line in (L&R), CD (L&R), 
57	    DSP/PCM/audio out (L&R), FM (L&R) and Mic in (mono).
58	
59	Jonathan Woithe
60	jwoithe@just42.net
61	30 March 1998
62	
63	Modified 2000-02-26 by Dave Forrest, drf5n@virginia.edu to add ALS100/ALS200
64	Modified 2000-04-10 by Paul Laufer, pelaufer@csupomona.edu to add ISAPnP info.
65	Modified 2000-11-19 by Jonathan Woithe, jwoithe@just42.net
66	 - updated information for kernel 2.4.x.
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