[alsa-devel] Use of _hint() functions and older machines

Raymond Yau superquad.vortex2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 09:00:11 CEST 2011

2011/10/24 Randell Jesup <randell1 at jesup.org>:
> On 10/23/2011 6:36 AM, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
>> On 10/21/2011 05:28 AM, Randell Jesup wrote:
>>> On older machines, _hint() aren't available, so even if I make them
>>> optional to dlsym-loading, I would need some other method to get the
>>> information I assume using older, now-deprecated-or-gone interfaces.
>> On older machines, that information wasn't available at all.
>> The recommendation was to use "default" or to let the user enter
>> a device name.
> Ah.  Ok.  Wow, was it really that painful?  I didn't do a lot of Linux
> media stuff back then, and generally had only built-in-audio (no USB
> headsets, etc) with simple speakers.

Those rack servers which are running 7x24 non-stop inside data center,
does not have any on-board audio,

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