[alsa-devel] how do you people debug ALSA?

Claudio Matsuoka cmatsuoka at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 13:14:05 CET 2008

On Jan 21, 2008 6:25 PM,  <mazarick at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> 2.  The GL card is powered from an Altera PLD (FPGA) (it has similar function as the Envy ICE chip once it's loaded).   For the card to function at all, the Altera PLD has to be loaded when power is applied
> to the computer.   Should the 'load the Altera' function be part of the alsa driver, part of alsa firmware, or
> should we just load it up when the computer boots (not in alsa)?

You could check how the wireless card drivers (e.g. ipw2200) install
their firmware code during module loading. I think it's the most
common instance of firmware loading, I would also investigate the
kernel firmware subsystem to see how it works.

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