Configuring Sound on Linux

Tux listening to music.
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.

Table of ContentsEdit

Pulse AudioEdit

PulseAudio is a software mixing layer. It permits multiple streams to converge as one stream presented to a single hardware source.


ALSA is an abstraction layer for the raw hardware device. It permits a single API into numerous different audio hardware devices.