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NAME

       nasd.conf - Configuration file for NAS servers.

DESCRIPTION

       nasd.conf  Is  a  file  that  can  be  used to configure the behaiviour of the NAS server,
       including what devices it will attempt to use, the minimum & maximum frequencies used,  if
       the  device  should  be  used  in  8bit  or  16bit  mode, what fragment size and number of
       fragments should be used (useful for tuning the server's latency) and if the server should
       be  verbose  when  starting or output debugging information. Not all options are supported
       for all servers, see the /etc/nas/nasd.conf.eg file for information on  what  options  are
       supported for which servers.

THE CONFIG FILE SYNTAX

       There  are  up  to  three  section in the config file. The first section deals with global
       options, some of which just turn on verbose messages when parsing  the  config  file,  and
       setting  debug  messages  on.  The remaining two sections will, if present, adjust various
       parameters of the input and output devices, for those servers that understand them.

       verbose Sets a flag telling the server to report what it's trying to do with each  setting
       in the config file. This option is off by default.

       debug  <number> Sets the debug flag, which will provide a trace of the server's activities
       on stderr. Set <number> to 0 to disable debug messages, 99 for *alot* of  debug  messages.
       This option defaults to 0.

       ReleaseDevice  YES  |  NO  Set to YES or NO. Defines whether the server should release the
       audio device when finished playing or recording a sound.  This  option  defaults  to  YES.
       (voxware, hpux, sun)

       KeepMixer  YES  |  NO  Set to YES or NO.  Defines whether the server should keep the mixer
       open when releasing the audio device. Without an open mixer device the server will  always
       report  the default gain and line mode and cannot change them either. This option defaults
       to YES. (voxware)

       MixerInit YES | NO Set to YES or NO. Defines whether the server will init the mixer device
       on  startup.  Later  changes  of  gain  or input mode will change the mixer settings. This
       option defaults to NO. (voxware)

       ReInitMixer YES | NO Set to YES or NO. Defines whether the server will re-init  the  mixer
       device  on  every audio device open. The mixer is re-initialized only if it is initialized
       at startup (see MixerInit option). This option defaults to NO. (voxware)

       OutDevType EXT | INT For HPUX servers, define to EXT to use  the  external  output  device
       (headphone/speakers) or INT for the internal output device (internal speaker). Defaults to
       EXT.

       outputsection Marks the beginning of the output section, which allows  various  parameters
       of the output device to be set up.

       inputsection  Marks the beginning of the input section, which allows various parameters of
       the input device to be set up.

       end Marks the end of the input section or output section.

       device <devname> Specifies what device is used. An example is device "/dev/dsp".  With the
       voxware server you can use the empty string "" to disable the device.

       mixer  <mixername>  Specifies what mixer device is used. An example is mixer "/dev/mixer".
       If <mixername> is set to the empty string "" no mixer is used in this section.

       gain <number> Specifies the default volume (0-100). The default is 50.

       gainscale <number> This factor (expressed as a  percentage)  is  applied  to  all  volume-
       setting  requests. This lets the server transparently limit the actual maximum volume that
       can be set by clients. The default is 100.

       maxrate <number> The maximum number of samples per second that we'll drive the card at.

       minrate <number> The minimum number of samples per second that the card will be driven at.

       maxfrags <number> The maximum number of of kernel  buffers  that  will  be  used  for  the
       device.  the number is dynamically adjusted as the sampling frequency varies.

       minfrags <number> The minimum number of kernel buffers that will be used.

       fragsize <number> The size of each buffer - note that the size must be a power of 2.

       wordsize <number> The number of bits per sample. Allowable values are 8 and 16.

       numchans  <number>  Used  to  decide  if the card is run in stereo or mono mode. Allowable
       values are 1 or 2.

       forcerate no | yes Forces the output rate to the current rate. The default is no.

       autoOpen no | yes Whether to open the device at init time (if ReleaseDevice  =  no).   The
       default is yes.

       readwrite  no  |  yes Whether or not to open the device read-write. The default is no.  If
       set to yes, then the device will be opened read-write. There should be no need to set this
       to yes, but...

SEE ALSO

       nas(1), nasd(1), auinfo(1), auplay(1), auctl(1)

BUGS

       Absolutely none.

AUTHORS

       Stephen Hocking (sysseh@devetir.qld.gov.au), Jon Trulson (jon@radscan.com)