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SubjectRe: [s-h] Re: OSS driver cleanups.
At Tue, 04 Dec 2001 11:55:49 -0500,
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Jamie Lokier wrote:
> >
> > Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > I'm sure people will continue using the OSS drivers even after they
> > > become the "old" sound drivers... for a while at least.
> >
> > Not least because I have reports from my housemate that ALSA drivers are
> > a b*tch to set up. To be done only if there isn't an OSS driver for
> > your card. Whereis with OSS you just load a module and its done.
> If "modprobe snd-card-via686" doesn't just-work that is a regression
> from 2.4 and thus a bug. There should be no alsa-conf or anything else
> required for these drivers to work.

As long as using only ALSA native applications, "modprobe xxx" would
be enough. The subtle configuration is required for OSS emulation,
kmod support and card-specific module options.
Well, but it's surely better to set up module aliases and options
properly for comfortable life :)

There is another issue, that alsa mutes all volumes as default.
I know that's what sometime annoying people. IMO, it's same on OSS
anyway, since everyone needs to set up the mixer as he likes after
start up.

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