Re: Expanding towards ALSA

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At 03:44 PM 11/19/2003, you wrote:
I am interested in Brian's original question. Why would you want to use Alsa? What advantages does it have?


Brian Fahrlander wrote:

On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 12:11, Matthias Saou wrote:

Believe it or not, I had never heard of alsaconf before! :-) My guess would
be because it isn't installed by default with "make install"...
I'll check it out and eventually include it in further alsa-driver

In the meantime, there are instructions and links on how to configure
modules.conf here :

Really? That's incredible. It's a fairly simple script; it takes several readings and guesses at a /etc/modules.conf modification, and it usually guesses pretty accurately. It's a really nice thing.

   Under RH8/9 the FreshRPMs versions of Alsa have had alsaconf, but it
had a slightly-broken set of startup scripts. (/etc/rc.d/init.d/asound,
etc).  Nothing big; just a little bug that only makes it iffy the first
time around.

   But I noticed that there's no "tools" RPM on FreshRPMS- there is on
other ones, but the version numbers don't match up, so I didn't want to
risk it.  I thought maybe it was moved to the "utils" RPM, but it's not
in there.

   Someone suggested I rebuild from an SRPM, but that didn't cause it
to magically appear, either. :)  No biggie- I Googled for someone else's
/etc/modules.conf file who also had an SBLive, and it worked on the
first pull.

   Someone else mentioned that it's part of the development tree;
somewhere in the vast collection of files that eventually make it to the
RPM, alsaconf exists, somewhere.  But unfortunately I don't have any
details- I don't dabble in the affairs of kernel drivers- they're quick
to anger's that old line go?


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