Archive for January, 2019

Install Gentoo linux on ZFS

Gentoo, being a source-based linux distribution, has a very particular installation process. One has to make many decisions at every step along the way, since installation and configuration effectively happen at the same time, and certain things can be very hard to change once the installation has completed. The prime example of this hard-to-change-after-the-fact situation […]

How to configure (Gentoo) Linux to have ALSA bitperfect (& Pulseaudio convenient) sound

Preamble Bitperfect audio on linux (or any OS, really) means your music player’s transport must connnect directly to the sound hardware without there being a mixer in the way.Why? Two reasons: In order to mix, incoming audio streams all need to be resampled to a common audio format (usually 48kHz/16bit). This rides roughshod over those […]