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Re: new s-c-soundcard in rawhide

Matthew Miller wrote:
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
  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?)

this would be a good idea
something like no soundcard found should I try an other method to detect? yes -no

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