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.
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.
The Conexant Riptide Driver package contains Linux drivers for the Conexant (Rockwell) RipTide Audio/Communication Controller found in RipTide HCF and RipTide HSF modems. It is an OSS-compatible sound driver. For the HCF modems, this driver is required as well as the HCF driver. For HSF modems, this driver is optional to get soundcard and game port functionality.
DirectFB is a thin library that provides developers with hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling and abstraction, an integrated windowing system with support for translucent windows and multiple display layers on top of the Linux framebuffer device. It is a complete hardware abstraction layer with software fallbacks for every graphics operation that is not supported by the underlying hardware.
Dxr2 Resource Center is a community focus point for the Creative Dxr2 DVD decoder card. Creative Dxr2 drivers for Linux, and other platforms are actively being developed, as well as a multitude of other programs, drivers, documentation, etc. The Website is the home of the Creative Dxr2 drivers (dxr2-driver). Included is a script for compiling the Dxr2 drivers, as well as various components (dxr2install), a Dxr2 plugin for the XINE media player (xine-plugin), and other projects related to the Dxr2 decoder card.
GAMMApage is a program to adjust a monitor's gamma setting, either fully or by color. It is capable of setting gamma for most Linux distributions upon login, including those using ATI fglrx_xgamma. It works both for graphical logins or console logins. It only requires write access to the user's home directory, not to any system directories. It includes "preparation" tips with white and black point targets to make gamma corrections effective. This is the pumped-up, Python/GTK version of Monica.