[alsa-devel] alsaconf usefulness
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Jan 21 12:09:12 CET 2008
At Sun, 20 Jan 2008 20:19:29 +0500,
Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Hello developers,
> Debian applies the following patch to alsaconf:
> Index: alsa-utils-1.0.15/alsaconf/alsaconf.in
> --- alsa-utils-1.0.15.orig/alsaconf/alsaconf.in 2007-10-21
> 14:57:02.000000000 +0200
> +++ alsa-utils-1.0.15/alsaconf/alsaconf.in 2007-10-21 14:57:02.000000000 +0200
> @@ -458,8 +458,16 @@
> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) driver.
> - You should stop all sound applications now." $version)
> - $DIALOG --msgbox "$msg" 20 63 || acex 0
> + You should stop all sound applications now.
> + Please notice, that sound configuration with this script
> + is not needed if you are running testing/sid with an up
> + to date kernel and your sound device is a supported PCI
> + one. In that case *udev* is predestinated to load your
> + driver ;)
> + But any way, you can finish this procedure with a working
> + PCI-Sound at the end." $version)
> + $DIALOG --msgbox "$msg" 24 63 || acex 0
Ditto for USB. It won't be detected anyway.
> # FAREWELL
> The added note is completely valid: in most cases, there is nothing to
> do, even for ISA-PnP cards (because all self-respecting distributions
> already contain a rule for loading ISA-PnP drivers). However, the very
> presence of alsaconf generates a lot of support traffic on forums in
> the form "I have tried alsaconf and it didn't help" (or worse, ruined
> a working setup). Also, it cannot deal with more than one sound card.
> Could you please either apply the above patch (of course, replacing
> the wording with a distro-neutral one),
Yes, that's better. Majority of people have no idea what testing/sid
> or just drop this obsolete program
No, it's no option. Your world isn't mine, there are still users
(unfortunately) for old systems...
> and replace it with the "alsa-unmute" script which essentially
> contains the same as the set_mixers() function (but allows to specify
> the card to unmute)?
A program to initialize the sound status is really nice. I have
worked on it a little bit and some code snippet to add "alsactl init"
to initialize the volume levels on certain dB level.
I'll still need to brush up for publishing it, though.
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