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Oct 05, 2009, 19:03 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Somehow the "Linux officials" haven't realized that the audio capabilities of a Linux system belong to the very basic functions of a PC and OS, which have to work from day one.

"By running the upgrade there'll be a great chance that you get your soundcard up and running or problems resolved. The script will get you the latest official stable ALSA release. You can even install the latest driver snapshot, which is again >3 month ahead of the latest stable ALSA release.

"GENERAL REMARK (my personal point of view):

"Some general comments about ALSA or better Linux Audio and the partial lack of soundcard or soundcard feature support:

"ALSA's sometimes limited or restricted soundcard support is first of all a soundcard industry problem.

"Many card manufactures neither offer interface descriptions to ALSA, nor they're getting involved in developing the drivers. Compared to their revenues they are making on the HW side, the effort to prepare and maintain a driver would be neglectable.

"So, don't always blame Linux or Alsa if your card is not functioning properly, it's quite often not ALSA's fault.

"Quite some issues are also generated by PC manufacturers, who do not write proper BIOSs to get the soundchips properly integrated. This for sure makes live not easier for ALSA."

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