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Re: [wturkal@cbu.edu: Bug#114274: libarts-alsa: will not drive alsa]

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 11:12:02AM -0400, Gordon Tyler wrote:
> > Who all is having problems with the libarts-alsa package?
> I don't use KDE currently (it randomly freezes on my laptop a few minutes
> after login) but I have had some experience with ALSA recently. The latest
> version of arts is 0.9betasomething whereas the latest version of
> libarts-alsa is 0.5something. From my experiences with ALSA, there was a
> change in the protocol ALSA uses in communicating through the /dev devices.
> Thus applications which use ALSA 0.5 libraries won't work with ALSA 0.9
> kernel modules.
> It's a bit of a mess actually. There are 0.9 versions of the various ALSA
> packages in testing except alsa-base or something like that which are 0.5 in
> testing and 0.9 in unstable. In order to get ALSA to work on my system I
> hade to install all the 0.9 packages from testing and some from unstable.
> Two possible solutions would be to recompile/port libarts-alsa with alsa 0.9
> or split it into a 0.5 and 0.9 version.

arts does not work with alsa 0.9. only 0.5 currently.


Ivan E. Moore II
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