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The beginners guide doesn't cover OSS, and ALSA generally has better compatibility.

The condensed guide is really just a quick path to a working OS. I originally made it to show people that Arch doesn't really take any longer to setup than Ubuntu.
    
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The beginners guide doesn't cover OSS, and ALSA generally has better compatibility.

The condensed guide is really just a quick path to a working OS. I originally made it to show people that Arch doesn't really take any longer to setup than Ubuntu.
oss-hg isn't in the regular repo's anyways, I just checked. lol So I guess it would be something more "advanced", heh. Well never mind then, I know it is in the Debian/Ubuntu repo's but takes a little tweaking due to ALSA being installed automatically. =(
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No, its in the repo, its just that searching for 'OSS' in any linux repo is usually a waste of time:

http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/oss/
    
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No, its in the repo, its just that searching for 'OSS' in any linux repo is usually a waste of time:

http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/oss/
ahhh nvm, I was looking for oss-hg, the dkms package. I like dkms modules better, at least it's much easier when upgrading. Oddly I haven't done my nvidia drivers in dkms, for some reason they've failed me recently and just haven't bothered troubleshooting.
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I was thinking about sticking to ALSA because I have more experience with it since I used it by itself and with the pulseaudio frontend.
    
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In all honesty configuring OSS or ALSA is about the same. It's only converting a system that makes it difficult. All I did was manually compile OSS for arch, install, and that was it. I haven't touched any config files as my sound was auto-detected perfectly fine.

[edit] Maybe I didn't manually compile... I'll have to check on that lol.

[edit2] I installed oss-hg, but I could have done oss itself and never changed any config files. I had a few issues with soundon at first but after a reboot it worked fine.
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post #27 of 39
I just use ALSA. I generally prefer OSS4 if my card was supported better.

Want to save your self tons of time? Once you get an internet connection,
Code:
# pacman -S aria2
then add this to the [Options] in /etc/pacman.conf
Code:
XferCommand = /usr/bin/aria2c --allow-overwrite=true -c --file-allocation=none --log-level=error -m2 --max-connection-per-server=2 --max-file-not-found=5 --min-split-size=5M --no-conf --remote-time=true --summary-interval=60 -t5 -d / -o %o %u
Pacman downloads will be tons faster because you'll make multiple connections (script above is at 2, but I use 3). I usually then alias pacman='clyde' in .zshrc or .bashrc, then I add this little command:
Code:
clyde() {
  case $1 in
    -S | -S[^si]* | -R* | -U*)
    /usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/clyde "$@" ;;
  *)
    /usr/bin/clyde "$@" ;;
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Which will sudo clyde only when it has to. Just change clyde to pacman or yaourt or whatever libalpm wrapper you use.
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Cool. I'll give it a shot.
    
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Just thought I'd put out looking into an Ethernet Wifi adapter if you can. Should work out better/easier than having to config a wifi card.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing about it...you traitor.
     
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You guys act like I'm installing Windows or something

I've got a few things I gotta do before the Arch install starts. First, I'm starting a HTPC build with LinuxMCE/MythTV. Basically tossing my old 9600GT and power supply into this AMD box I have. I gotta find a TV tuner card.

Second, new monitor. Gotta hook that up and make sure it all works.

Then it's Arch time.
    
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