Archives April 17, 2014

Create Dummy ALSA Devices (en mass)

Since this was a bit of a pain to track down, here's the process, on an Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine, to create many ALSA dummy devices:

$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-dummy.conf 
options snd-dummy enable=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 pcm_devs=4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4 fake_buffer=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
$ modprobe snd-dummy

That sample creates 48 dummy devices (on 12 cards), though that's likely more than you'll ever need.  The ...

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