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    SubjectRe: ALSA vs. OSS
    On Monday 19 January 2004 19:21, Travis Morgan wrote:
    > I have a soundblaster Live Value card. I can no longer control the

    I also have a SB Live!, and it doesn't work with ALSA at all - the AC97
    codec doesn't load. I haven't taken the time to track it down as it does
    work just fine with OSS (under SMP at that).

    > output level through my digital out. With OSS my PCM volume used to
    > affect both the headphone jack and the digital out. With ALSA it affects
    > only the headphone jack.

    That's a purely firmware thing with this card; you should just have to
    load the right patches. I don't know whether there is a loader utility
    for alsa, though. Perhaps the old utils will work?

    Anyway, even if it's not working for me at the moment, it's still the
    superior architecture; just wait until the bugs affecting your specific
    situation are ironed out and userland utilities are available...

    MfG, Ulrich

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