flash, alsautils and music

24/05/2009

The necessary evil was accomplished, Flash Player 10 installed following the instructions on the Debian wiki. Sound was configured as follows (this will be added to the final ‘light’ installation).

  • su
  • aptitude install alsa-utils
  • alsaconf
  • answer some questions as alsaconf finds your sound card – I just accepted all the defaults
  • aptitude install mpg123 (nice simple command line mp3 player)
  • exit from su
  • mpg123 filename-of-mp3-file
  • in another terminal (dwm is handy here) run alsamixer and adjust to taste

I’m listening to Nicola Benedetti playing Debussy and Ravel, free mp3 downloads from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

It has to be said that this Dell L400 laptop has seriously challenged audio quality, lots of electrical noise from the motherboard, so that you can hear the hard drive kicking in! Playback is smooth however, no stutters.

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