ALSA is miserable. (Help?)
I had a lot of hope for ALSA... but I can't get it to work at all. I have
an Acer AW32 (never mind) it's a CS4232 chipset. It has all of the WSS,
SB-16, OPL, MPU-401 stuff on it. I had it working on SuSE with kernel
modules and also with OSS/Free, so I know it works.
It's PnP, so I had to use isapnptools, but even that seems to work. It took
a long time to realize that I had to run it as root (not su). Then starting
and stopping doesn't tell me why it fails. I rebooted after isapnp and
installing ALSA, and I see the initialization happen. It doesn't install
the modules ANYWHERE. Are they just not included on Slink or what? All of
the utilities are, but no modules.
I have run alsaconfig and where appropriate, I have inserted the proper I/O
and IRQ and DMA numbers.
What am I missing? Where are the drivers? Is this usable at all or should
I try OSS/Free again? (cursed miserable closed source drivers...)
Jonathan Markevich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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