[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26-

Alexander Baldeck kth5 at archlinuxppc.org
Thu Dec 20 06:20:28 EST 2007

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2007 20:32:06 schrieb Varun Acharya:
>> kmix: can't resize the window(from the corners), and the sliders occupy
>> almost all screen real estate. I have to use alsamixer instead.
> I can confirm this. @tpowa: What would break if we do not use any alsa 
> snapshots but the stable release?

I think th emost important argument for using snapshots is that they 
support more odd variants of soundcards in laptops and other weird 
devices. From what I can tell, not much in the functioning of the 
drivers themselves changes unless alsa actually does release.

It's a lot of work to break out just PCI-ids and mixer tables properly 
so I see that as a reason to go with a full backport. Nevertheless, my 
snd-hda-intel (actually a realtek card on an nvidia board, weird huh?) 
doesn't do playback anymore. alsamixer pops out of nowhere but the mixer 
devices are some I have never seen before and make no sense in the way 
they are labeled.



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