[HowTo] OSS4 compilation on Mint 18 MATE LiveCD

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[HowTo] OSS4 compilation on Mint 18 MATE LiveCD

Postby igorzwx » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:11 pm

oss4-toolkit_20160715.tar.gz
Patches & pulse-killer script
(1.84 KiB) Downloaded 226 times

oss-linux-v4.2-2011-amd64.deb.tar.gz
for Mint 18 64bit, with "production quality"
(2.19 MiB) Downloaded 154 times


Boot Linux Mint 18 MATE LiveCD

It can be downloaded here:
64bt _https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=220
32bit _https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=219

Set your keyboard preferences:

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$ mate-keyboard-properties


Remove PulseAudio

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$ sudo killall pulseaudio


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$ sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libcanberra-pulse* pulseaudio* pulseaudio-module-bluetooth*
  pulseaudio-module-x11*


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$ dpkg-query -W -f='${binary:Package}\n' | grep pulseaudio
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64
gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64
pulseaudio-utils


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$ sudo apt-get purge gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils


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$ dpkg-query -W -f='${binary:Package}\n' | grep pulse
libpulse-mainloop-glib0:amd64
libpulse-mainloop-glib0:i386
libpulse0:amd64
libpulse0:i386
libpulsedsp:amd64
libpulsedsp:i386


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$ sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gstreamer ack-grep


Kill the sound applet:

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$ killall mate-volume-control-applet


Startup Applications [Choose what applications to start when you log in]:

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$ mate-session-properties


Startup Applications:
Volume Control
Command: mate-volume-control-applet
Package: mate-media

Download oss4-toolkit_20160715.tar.gz

Unzip it to your current working folder:

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$ find $HOME -name oss4-toolkit_20160715.tar.gz -exec tar -xvzf {} \; 2>/dev/null
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/01_linux-4.0.patch
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/series
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/02_linux-4.6.patch
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/03_ossvermagic.patch
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/04_gcc-5.patch
oss4-toolkit/mubian/pulse-killer.sh
oss4-toolkit/mubian/patches/
oss4-toolkit/mubian/
oss4-toolkit/


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$ cd oss4-toolkit


Run pulse-killer script:

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$ ./mubian/pulse-killer.sh
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC0:  mint       4670 F.... pulseaudio
 
Killing process 4670 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start
 
4670 /usr/bin/pulseaudio  – killed


Unload ALSA:

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$ sudo alsa force-unload
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-hda-codec-hdmi snd-hda-codec-realtek snd-hda-codec-generic snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec snd-hda-core snd-hwdep snd-pcm snd-seq-midi snd-seq-midi-event snd-rawmidi snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-timer (failed: modules still loaded: snd-hda-codec-hdmi snd-hda-codec-realtek snd-hda-codec-generic snd-hda-codec snd-hda-core snd-hwdep snd-pcm snd-timer).


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$ sudo alsa force-unload
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-hda-codec-hdmi snd-hda-codec-realtek snd-hda-codec-generic snd-hda-codec snd-hda-core snd-hwdep snd-pcm snd-timer.


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$ lsmod | grep snd
$ lsmod  | ack --count snd
0


ALSA modules were unloaded.

Install OSS4 Prerequisites:

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$ sudo apt-get install -y binutils libgtk2.0-0 sed gcc libc6
$ sudo apt-get install -y build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` gawk libtool libgtk2.0-dev
$ sudo apt-get install -y libsdl1.2debian


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$ sudo apt-get install git quilt


Install gcc-multilib [for 64bit]:

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$ sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib


Download the OSS4 source code from git:

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$ git clone git://git.code.sourceforge.net/p/opensound/git opensound-git


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$ ls -1
mubian
opensound-git


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$ export QUILT_PATCHES=mubian/patches
$ export QUILT_REFRESH_ARGS="-p ab --no-timestamps --no-index"


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$ quilt series
mubian/patches/01_linux-4.0.patch
mubian/patches/02_linux-4.6.patch
mubian/patches/03_ossvermagic.patch
mubian/patches/04_gcc-5.patch


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$ uname -a
Linux mint 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


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$ ls -al /usr/bin/gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Feb 11 09:47 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-5


02_linux-4.6.patch is not needed

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$ quilt delete 02_linux-4.6.patch
Removed patch mubian/patches/02_linux-4.6.patch


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$ quilt series
mubian/patches/01_linux-4.0.patch
mubian/patches/03_ossvermagic.patch
mubian/patches/04_gcc-5.patch


Apply the patches:

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$ quilt push -a
Applying patch mubian/patches/01_linux-4.0.patch
patching file opensound-git/setup/Linux/oss/build/osscore.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 1953 (offset 3 lines).
Hunk #2 succeeded at 1979 (offset 3 lines).
patching file opensound-git/setup/setupdir.sh

Applying patch mubian/patches/03_ossvermagic.patch
patching file opensound-git/os_cmd/Linux/ossvermagic/ossvermagic.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 71 (offset -10 lines).

Applying patch mubian/patches/04_gcc-5.patch
patching file opensound-git/kernel/OS/Linux/os_linux.h
Hunk #1 succeeded at 109 (offset -10 lines).
Hunk #2 succeeded at 117 (offset -10 lines).
Hunk #3 succeeded at 125 (offset -10 lines).
Hunk #4 succeeded at 133 (offset -10 lines).

Now at patch mubian/patches/04_gcc-5.patch


OSS4 Resamplers:

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$ cat ./opensound-git/configure | grep GRC_M
GRC_MIN_QUALITY=3
GRC_MAX_QUALITY=3
export GRC_MIN_QUALITY GRC_MAX_QUALITY


Enable "Production quality":

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$ sed -i.bak -e 's/GRC_MAX_QUALITY=3/GRC_MAX_QUALITY=6/g' ./opensound-git/configure


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$ cat ./opensound-git/configure | grep GRC_M
GRC_MIN_QUALITY=3
GRC_MAX_QUALITY=6
export GRC_MIN_QUALITY GRC_MAX_QUALITY


Creating a Build Directory

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$ mkdir build
$ ls -1
build
mubian
opensound-git


Building OSS4

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$ cd build


Run this command:

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$ NO_WARNING_CHECKS=yes ../opensound-git/configure --enable-libsalsa=NO


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$ cat ./kernel/framework/include/local_config.h
/*
 * Automatically generated by the configure script (srcconf.c) - Do not edit.
*/
#define CONFIG_OSS_GRC_MIN_QUALITY 3
#define CONFIG_OSS_GRC_MAX_QUALITY 6
#define CONFIG_OSS_VMIX
#define CONFIG_OSS_VMIX_FLOAT
#define CONFIG_OSS_MIDI
#define OSS_CONFIG_OPTIONS "--enable-libsalsa=NO"


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$ make


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$ sudo make deb


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$ ls | grep deb
oss-linux-v4.2-2011-amd64.deb


Install OSS4:

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$ sudo dpkg -i oss*.deb
-----------------------------
Detected Intel High Definition Audio (PPT)
USB support available in the system, adding USB driver
Detected Generic USB audio/MIDI device (BETA)
-----------------------------

Forcing re-detection of installed soundcards
Starting Open Sound System
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...


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$ sudo soundon
OSS is already loaded.


Run osstest:

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$ osstest


It should play a sort of music.

Resamplers:

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$ ossmix | grep vmix0-src
vmix0-src <Fast|High|High+|Production|OFF> (currently Fast)


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$ ossmix vmix0-src Production
Value of mixer control vmix0-src set to Production


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$ ossmix | grep vmix0-src
vmix0-src <Fast|High|High+|Production|OFF> (currently Production)


This thing is producing noise:

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$ ossmix | grep jack | grep input-mix
codec3.jack.green.input-mix-mut ON|OFF (currently OFF)


It should be muted:

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$ ossmix codec3.jack.green.input-mix-mut ON
Value of mixer control codec3.jack.green.input-mix-mut set to ON


See: _https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Open_Sound_System#Microphone_playing_through_output_channels

This switch might be useful for testing your microphone. If you do not have such switch, you may run:

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$ ossrecord -vl - | ossplay -


or

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$ ossrecord -vl -d<devname> - | ossplay -


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$ ossinfo | grep "device index"
HD Audio play front               /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm0  (device index 0)
HD Audio play rear                /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm1  (device index 1)
HD Audio play center/LFE          /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm2  (device index 2)
HD Audio play side                /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm3  (device index 3)
HD Audio play pcm4                /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcm4  (device index 4)
HD Audio play spdifout            /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout0  (device index 5)
HD Audio play spdifout            /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/spdout1  (device index 6)
HD Audio rec mix                  /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin0  (device index 7)
HD Audio rec mix                  /dev/oss/oss_hdaudio0/pcmin1  (device index 8)


"device index 7" means "/dev/dsp7" or simply "7" (it is my default mic).

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$ ossrecord -vl -d/dev/dsp7 - | ossplay -
Recording wav: Speed 48000Hz 16 bits Stereo
- [..        ] 2.00 secs VU ---       


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$ ossrecord -vl -d7 - | ossplay -
Recording wav: Speed 48000Hz 16 bits Stereo
- [....      ] 4.00 secs VU ----     


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$ ossrecord -i\?
$ man ossrecord


You may also need a mixer GUI:

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$ ossxmix &
$ ossxmix -b &


Add "ossxmix -b" to Startup Applications:

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$ mate-session-properties


See also:

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$ ossmix
$ ossinfo
$ ossinfo -v9


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$ lsmod | grep oss
oss_usb               116113  2
oss_hdaudio           152241  4
osscore               581591  4 oss_usb,oss_hdaudio


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$ man oss_hdaudio


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$ man ossinfo
$ man ossmix
$ man osspartysh
$ man ossphone
$ man ossplay
$ man ossrecord
$ man osstest
$ man ossxmix
$ man ossdevlinks
$ man savemixer
$ man vmixctl
$ man ossdetect



Adobe Flash plugin

Install the latest version of adobe-flashplugin
_https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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$ find /usr -name libflashplayer.so -exec file {} \; 2>/dev/null
/usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so: ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, stripped


Adobe Flash plugin is now 64-bit.

You can test the Adobe Flash Player on its home page (right click on video to see info):
_http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer

To force the Flash Player in YouTube (intead of HTML5 player), you can install the YouTube Flash Player extension for Firefox
_https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-player/

Flash support in OSS4:

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$ ls -1 /usr/lib/oss/lib | grep flash
flashsupport.c
libflashsupport_32.so
libflashsupport_64.so


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$ ldconfig -p | grep libflashsupport
$ ldconfig -p | ack --count libflashsupport
0


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$ find /usr -name libflashsupport.so -exec file {} \; 2>/dev/null
/usr/lib/libflashsupport.so: symbolic link to /usr/lib/oss/lib/libflashsupport_32.so
/usr/lib32/libflashsupport.so: symbolic link to /usr/lib/oss/lib/libflashsupport_32.so


/usr/lib/libflashsupport.so should be re-linked to libflashsupport_64.so

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$ sudo rm /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so


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$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/oss/lib/libflashsupport_64.so /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so


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$ file /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so
/usr/lib/libflashsupport.so: symbolic link to /usr/lib/oss/lib/libflashsupport_64.so


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$ sudo ldconfig


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$ ldconfig -p | grep libflashsupport
   libflashsupport.so (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/libflashsupport.so
   libflashsupport.so (libc6) => /usr/lib32/libflashsupport.so


Restart browser.

Now it works.

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Re: [HowTo] OSS4 compilation on Mint 18 MATE LiveCD

Postby igorzwx » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:01 am

OSS4 patches were imported from Arch Linux OSS4 package
_https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/oss
_https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/oss-git
_http://ossnext.trueinstruments.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5827#p21509

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$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/oss.git
$ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/oss-git.git


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$ man quilt | grep -A28 "import \["
       import [-p num] [-R] [-P patch] [-f] [-d {o|a|n}] patchfile ...

           Import external patches.  The patches will be inserted following the current top patch, and must be pushed after import to apply them.


           -p num

               Number of directory levels to strip when applying (default=1)


           -R

               Apply patch in reverse.


           -P patch

               Patch filename to use inside quilt. This option can only be used when importing a single patch.


           -f  Overwrite/update existing patches.


           -d {o|a|n}

               When overwriting in existing patch, keep the old (o), all (a), or new (n) patch header. If both patches include headers, this option must be  specified.  This  option  is  only
               effective when -f is used.


There is also a Funtoo package of OSS4:
_http://www.funtoo.org/Package:Open_Sound_System_(OSS)
_https://github.com/funtoo/funtoo-media
_https://github.com/funtoo/funtoo-media/tree/master/media-sound/oss

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$ git clone https://github.com/funtoo/funtoo-media.git
$ ls
funtoo-media
$ find ./ -name oss -type d -exec cp -r {} ./ \;
$ ls -1
funtoo-media
oss
$ mv oss oss_funtoo_snapshot_20160730


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$ tree -FC oss*
oss_funtoo_snapshot_20160730
├── files/
│   ├── env.d/
│   │   └── 99oss
│   ├── gcc-5.patch
│   ├── init.d/
│   │   └── oss
│   ├── linux-4.6.patch
│   ├── oss-4.2.2011-linux-4.x.patch
│   ├── OSSlib.pc
│   ├── pax_kernel.patch
│   └── usb.patch
├── Manifest
├── oss-4.2.2011.ebuild
└── oss-4.2.2011-r1.ebuild

3 directories, 11 files


oss_funtoo_snapshot_20160730.tar.gz
OSS4 patches from funtoo-media git
(5.35 KiB) Downloaded 62 times

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Re: [HowTo] OSS4 compilation on Mint 18 MATE LiveCD

Postby igorzwx » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:04 am

The OSS4 patches are open-source. They are not documented. Your freedom of choice is not restricted by the OSS wiki, or any "sacred text", or Holy Scriptures. All the patches are kosher and fit for use. If a patch does not help to fix a problem, you may try another one.

The method of "trial and error" was invented in the Stone Age. Although, it does not always produce the desired results, it is, perhaps, the most democratic method of problem fixing. It can be used by anyone. No special education or technical knowledge is required.

You can easily create your own patches through the help of quilt

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$ man quilt


See also: _https://wiki.debian.org/UsingQuilt

COMMENTS
_https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/oss/?comments=all

keenerd commented on 2013-11-11 20:51

I'd want the nastiest remaining bugs fixed first.
The two major issues were 'soundon' and the uninstall script.
'soundon' would sometimes take several minutes to finish. (That was isolated to a single line in the soundon script, didn't look deeper.)
The uninstall script had become a complete mess - it was supposed to put the alsa drivers back into place as if nothing happened. Instead you'd have to reinstall the kernel and reboot.

toksik commented on 2013-11-14 18:53

The soundon issue seems to be easy to fix:
ossvermagic.patch

...the deletion of the alsa modules could as well be replaced by some file in /etc/modprobe.d/ that blacklists these modules.


ALSA is a sort of Trojan. It cannot be easily deleted or blacklisted.
To disable ALSA, you may also need to update "initramfs"
_http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-initramfs.html#s-initramfs-gen-tools

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$ man update-initramfs
DESCRIPTION
       The update-initramfs script manages your initramfs images on your local
       box.  It keeps track of  the  existing  initramfs  archives  in  /boot.
       There  are three modes of operation create, update or delete.  You must
       at least specify one of those modes.

       The initramfs is a gzipped cpio archive.   At  boot  time,  the  kernel
       unpacks  that archive into RAM disk, mounts and uses it as initial root
       file system. All finding of the  root  device  happens  in  this  early
       userspace.


The so-called "initramfs images" are stored in the /boot folder.
They can be named "initrd.img-$(uname -r)", or "initramfs-linux.img", or else.
It depends on the Linux distro.

You can unzip your initramfs image to an empty folder and examine its contents
_http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-initramfs.html#s-initramfs-exam

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$ mkdir crappix
$ cd crappix
$ zcat /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) | cpio -idmv


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$ find ./ -wholename "*/sound/*nd*"
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/soc/snd-soc-core.ko
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-compress.ko
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm-dmaengine.ko
./lib/modules/4.4.0-21-generic/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko


How to blacklist a module on Ubuntu/Debian Linux
_https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-blacklist-a-module-on-ubuntu-debian-linux

There maybe a time when you need to disable some modules from being loaded during your system's boot time. In this "how to" we will discus some of the few ways how to blacklist module including its dependencies, that is, disable permanently module from loading during the boot time.

First, we need to know how to list all modules currently loaded by your Linux system:

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$ lsmod
....
ehci_hcd               40249  0
usbcore               128741  4 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd,usbhid
usb_common             12354  1 usbcore
e1000                  86156  0
libata                140630  4 libahci,ahci,ata_piix,ata_generic
....


lsmod command lists all currently loaded kernel modules. The above lsmod output has been shortened. Let's say we are going to blacklist usbcore module. Before you unload or blacklist any module it is good to see what other modules depend on it:

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# modinfo -F depends usbcore
usb-common


From the above example we can see that usb-common module depends on usbcore. To blacklist a module without dependencies create a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ( if non existing ) file and add line:

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blacklist usbcore


Once done update initramfs and reboot your system:

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# update-initramfs -u
# reboot


After reboot use lsmode to see whether module is present. In case that other modules are dependent on the module you are trying to blacklist, like in the above example, you will need to blacklist all dependent modules otherwise the initial module you have blacklisted would load anyway. Fortunately, there is a trick to blacklist all modules including their dependencies.

If from some reasons you are unable to blacklist modules and all its dependencies, make the module fail to load and thus also cause all dependent modules stop from loading. Add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf to completely blacklist usbcore including all its dependent modules:

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install usbcore /bin/true


Update initramfs and reboot:

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# update-initramfs -u
# reboot


Just to be complete, please note that it is a good practice to create a separate module configuration file for each blacklisted module. For example if you wish to blacklist module e1000 than create separate /etc/modprobe.d/e1000.conf file.


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$ man true
       true - do nothing, successfully
       true [ignored command line arguments]


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$ man false
       false - do nothing, unsuccessfully
       false [ignored command line arguments]


On Ubuntu/Debian, the blacklisting of ALSA modules was already automatized:

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$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-sound-base


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$ cat /usr/share/doc/linux-sound-base/README.Debian
The sound system can be selected by running:

    dpkg-reconfigure linux-sound-base

When ALSA is selected, all OSS modules are blacklisted for udev.
When OSS is selected, all ALSA modules are blacklisted for udev.


After blacklisting ALSA, you may want to examine the contents of initramfs

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$ lsinitramfs /boot/initrd.img-$(uname -r) | grep "soundcore\|snd"


and update initramfs (if needed).
_http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ch-initramfs.html

Blacklisting kernel modules:
_https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_modules#Blacklisting
_https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound#Blacklisting_ALSA_Kernel_Modules

Blacklisting ALSA modules and hacking the soundon script:
_http://ossnext.trueinstruments.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5204&p=19271

How to disable the removal of ALSA modules in the soundon script:
_http://ossnext.trueinstruments.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5801&start=15#p21194


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