The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.
Gemu is a Gnome application designed to configure sound cards based on the EMU10K1 platform from Creative Labs. Gemu is capable of adding, viewing and deleting audio routes, turning on Live Drive IR, turning on the 12db boost to the front/headphone jacks on Live cards, setting the S/PDIF frequency on Audigy cards, setting the recording source, turning on digital passthrough mode, setting to the analog or digital mode of the dual-mode jack of 5.1 cards, adding and seeing patches for sources and destinations, and controlling volume on a per-route basis or by source or destination.
CDDE is a program that detects when a CDROM drive has a disc inserted. When it finds a disc inserted in the drive it will attempt to determine the type of disc, and execute a specified command. This means a DVD can be inserted and your favorite DVD software will start, or a data CD can be automatically mounted.
cdstatus checks for drive errors, outputs disc information (such as type and table of contents), and is capable of ripping full CDs, using configurable track ranges and retry counts. It handles cddb lookups and makes use of per-user .cdstatus configuration files. It usually produces identical output to cdparanoia with much faster execution. It features direct-to-lame MP3 encoding and Ogg Vorbis encoding, as well as twolame support.
powermated is a program for controlling X applications and command line programs, and for monitoring various aspects of your computer with the Griffin PowerMate USB dial. It can update the PowerMate's LED based on different system monitors (such as CPU usage, XMMS/BMP sound output, and system mixer volume). It also has XOSD support for nifty on screen status displays.
rioutil is a utility designed for the use of interfacing with Sonic Blue/dnna's third, fourth, and fifth generations of flash MP3 players (Rio 600/800/900/S-Series/Riot/Cali/Chiba/Fuse and Nike psa[play). On many players, it goes beyond the packaged software by providing downloading.
X10MMS is a software suite that provides support for the X10 CM19A USB home automation transceiver under Linux. It allows users to control the device directly, sending and receiving basic on/off commands, and also includes a sample application that allows XMMS to be remotely controlled using the CM19A transceiver and an X10 palmpad remote. The current CM19A driver is implemented as a kernel module and requires an up-to-date 2.6.x kernel. The program is completely user configurable via a straightforward text file, so you can assign any supported function to any toggle key on the remote.
cmictl sets some internal parameters of CMI 8338/8738-based sound cards. It allows you to utilize the S/PDIF out of your card. cmictl can control S/PDIF-in, S/PDIF-out, S/PDIF-loop, S/PDIF-monitor (SPDIF-in to Analog-out), S/PDIF-out voltage (5V / 0.5V), and S/PDIF frequency (48kHz / 44kHz). Some parameters are only available on CMI8738-based cards.