[alsa-devel] Merging alsa-firmware into linux-firmware

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Tue Jul 20 15:31:36 CEST 2010

David Henningsson wrote:
> Chase Douglas (@canonical) and I plan to take what's left of
> alsa-firmware and try to merge it into linux-firmware, this might happen
> now or in the coming weeks. This will make alsa-firmware obsolete as all
> firmware will be provided by linux-firmware instead.

Good idea; these packages have exactly the same purpose.

> Any words of ... warnings

I wonder what you're going to do about the multisound firmware files;
the /lib/firmware/turtlebeach/*.bin files are just symbolic links to
the actual files in /etc/sound that owners of these cards (if any such
still exist) are supposed to have.  

The stuff in emi_26_62 isn't used.  (Er, wasn't there a regression
introduced in the emi62 firmware in 2.6.27?)


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