Re: linux-2.4.21 released

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 07:02:24 EST

On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, Diego Calleja García wrote:

> Just a small suggestion: Why not ALSA?
> I mean, 2.5 is there for new things, indeed. But alsa are drivers (ie: it
> shouldnt affect core code and you haven't to use them if you don't want) ,
> and after all it's one of those things that lots of people have to add (a
> lot of times manually and lots of people doesn't want to know how to patch
> a kernel; although all distros ship it).

Well, I can always compile ALSA externally. I haven't succeeded in
compiling XFS externally with recent 2.4.21-rc (except -ac ;-)

> In some cases, alsa gives you decent sound (in the case of my sound card,
> which is both supported by oss and alsa). Other times, you've not a choice.

And with some chips (CMI8330), Alsa doesn't work for me (haven't checked
recent versions though).

Matthias Andree
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