[Nottingham] ALSA

Joe Wrigley joe at wrigley.me.uk
Sat Jan 17 11:29:55 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 00:01, Philip Scott wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I've finally upgraded to kernel 2.6 and all is well, except that ALSA and I 
> are having issues... It and my Soundblaster Live 5.1 seem to have eachother 
> confused - I have about 30 mixer conrols, some of which do nothing, some of 
> which do random things, and some of which do plain wrong things.
> I mean, you would usually expect 'Master Volume' to control your master 
> volume, right? But I am fairly sure I have had it controlling every other 
> speaker in my 6 speaker set up at some stage in my poking, but never all 6 
> togeather. There are options for surround sound, but they have a different 
> idea about which speaker is connected to which port at the back than the rest 
> of it, and its all a huge huge mess.
> I am fairly sure it can be solved by writing a configuration in the very 
> ominous looking 'pluging module language' that has only automatically 
> generated documentation that is not wonderful to say the least.
> Before I commit several weeks of my life trying to decipher it, I was 
> wondering if anyone had ever had any similar experiences that could aid me in 
> my quest for a single flippin' volume control. And rear speakers that don't 
> think they're a subwoofer...

Have you got the old alsa installed as well as the stuff in the kernel?
Alsa's made it into the kernel in 2.6. Sorry if I'm trying to teach you
to suck eggs.


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