The Linux Sound Stack

Categories: Linux

I’ve been trying to get some GUI applications running in a container under Linux; graphics worked fairly quickly, but getting sound to function required understanding the Linux audio architecture, and pulseaudio in particular.

Sadly, there is (as with graphics) no good overview of the Linux sound architecture available on the internet; I had to piece the big picture together from many partial sources. Therefore as a complement to my previous article on Linux graphics, here’s one on Linux sound.