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Re: discover or alsa?

On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 11:12 +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 10:57, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Thomas Hood]
> > Isn't this only a problem with discover1?  I thought discover (v2) had
> > a mechanism to detect if OSS or ALSA was used.
> If there is such a mechanism then it isn't working.

It should. The current version of discover (v2) loads OSS drivers if the
version of the kernel is <= 2.4 and ALSA drivers if the version is
>= 2.6. There's currently no mechanism for telling the system to
load ALSA drivers when running 2.4, but we intend to
tackle that (and related configuration issues) in discover 2.1.x.

> The discover maintainers ended that discussion with a decision not to
> fix the bug in discover1.  The bug _may_ be fixed in discover at some
> time in the future, presumably post-sarge.  The remaining question is
> how alsa should deal with this situation.  Conflict with discover[1]? 
> Add a paragraph to the alsa-base README telling how to fix the problem
> by hand?  Add code to the alsa initscript which rmmods OSS modules?

I can't speak for discover1, as that is maintained by a different group
now, but I suspect the reason this was marked "wontfix" was because
discover1 has no built in mechanism for multiple versions of things, so
there's no easy way for it to support both ALSA and OSS at the
same time. discover2, on the other hand, has built in support for this.

Ian Murdock
317-578-8882 (office)

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