Re: ALSA problem?
* Stephen Powell [100403 19:06 -0400]
> On Sat, 3 Apr 2010 15:00:11 -0400 (EDT), Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> > Stephen Powell wrote:
> >> That can't be right. What's the output of amixer?
> > The udev system recoognized a usb webcam as an audio device
> > (snd-usb-audio) and it becomes soundcard 0 in ALSA's card devices.
> > alsamixer by default uses soundcard 0. See alsamixer(1). Webcams
> > don't have a mixer device.
> Aha! Good catch. I missed that. And now the obvious question is,
> "Why?" Why does udev think that that a webcam is a sound card?
> Isn't the right solution to this problem to prevent a webcam
> from being misidentified as a sound card?
Will be fixed next upload of alsa-base.
There is already a bug:
> Changing the priorities of multiple sound cards makes sense if
> there really are multiple sound cards, but if there's really only
> one then why not try to prevent the misidentification in the first
It is just sorted by the order of the bus check while booting.
Excellent day for drinking heavily.
Spike the office water cooler;-)