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Re: new s-c-soundcard in rawhide



On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 10:58:49AM +0200, Martin Stransky wrote:
> >1) I'm supposed to pick a PCM device and know what the difference is
> >   between:
> >   Intel 82801DB-ICH4
> >   Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC ADC
> >   Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC2 ADC
> >   Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - ADC2
> >   Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958
> >   intuitively? (Moreover, I'm asked to do this in two different places.)
> These names depend on driver writer, if you don't know just use the 
> default. Optionally I can move it to some "advanced" settings.

Is there a case where a normal person would want the non-default?


> >3) How is the user supposed to know whether to use kudzu, /proc, or HAL
> >   detection? Why are they even *given* a choice???
> >I'm failing to see what sort of usage case this is solving. Surely this
> >should all just work?
> It's because:
> kudzu detects only internal cards (kudzu doesn't detect USB cards well), 
[...]
> Proc detects all cards fine, but it isn't "preferred" and works only 
> when drivers are succesfully loaded.
[...]
> HAL detects only cards with correct /sys entries (so it doesn't detect 
[...]
> So, when HAL detects all devices fine, I'll remove proc&kudzu.

Why not, in the meantime, do them all? Or do HAL first, and if that fails,
kudzu, and if that fails, proc? (Possibly with a "look for more" button?)


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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>


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