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libao.conf(5) libao configuration libao.conf(5)
libao.conf - configuration for libao.
libao.conf and .libao are configuration files for libao, the audio
output library. They specify various options to libao, as described
below. libao.conf sets system-wide options, whereas ~/.libao sets
user-specific options. When an option is set in both places, the
option in ~/.libao takes precedence.
The file consists of comments and key-value pairs. Comments are on
separate lines that start with a # symbol. The key-value pairs are of
where key contains no whitespace and no equal signs. value will be all
of the text after the equal sign until (but not including) the ending
newline. Beware of extra spaces at the end of the line! They will
probably be interpreted as part of the option value.
The following is a list of valid global option keys. Any driver
specific option may be used as well as those keys.
The short name of the driver libao should use by default.
Valid values include (not all are available on every
platform): oss, esd, arts, alsa, nas, irix, sun, roar and
sndio. Note that "sun" is used on many BSD systems as
well as Solaris.
debug (Value optional/ignored)
Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into debugging
output mode. Unlike passing the debug option to a
driver, debug will also print debugging information from
driver loading and testing.
quiet (Value optional/ignored)
Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into silent
mode. Errors will return only error codes; neither ao
nor the drivers will print any output whatsoever to
verbose (Value optional/ignored)
Sets all the drivers as well as AO itself into verbose
Here is an example libao.conf that forces the OSS driver to be used by
# This is a comment.
libao.conf is missing a number of potentially useful options.
Stan Seibert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
September 1, 2003 libao.conf(5)