What exactly does "alsa-source" get me?

  • johne53
Posted: Tue, 01/13/2009 - 16:55
Yesterday, I installed "alsa-source" using Synaptic. I assumed it would get me the source files for the various alsa drivers and utilities. However AFAICT, I don't have (much) source code. For example, /usr/include/alsa/control.h contains various functions with names like snd_ctl_pcm_info() or snd_ctl_card_info() or snd_card_get_name() or snd_ctl_wait(). Some of these are implemented in the source files but most aren't. Is it just that 64studio's copy is out of date? I doubt it - because it's unlikely that functions would be declared in a header file but never defined anywhere. It's probably more likely that I need to download some other package(s) apart from alsa-source. Can anyone suggest what else I should try?