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On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 08:29 -0500, Kessler, Paul wrote:
> Setting up Alsa in the kernel is the recommended way of doing things
> actually, it really does involve less work. By using the alsa-driver
That is not the recommended way from the developers.
> package you will need to re-emerge the alsa-driver anytime you recompile
> your kernel. The only real advantage to using the driver package is
I don't expect people to be recompiling a kernel on a LiveCD... ;]
> newer drivers, personally I prefer the much more stable and tested
> drivers that are built into the kernel for stability. After trying both
The in-kernel drivers usually have fewer features, and have been known
to have bugs in them that were fixed in the alsa-driver package.
> methods with my live cd adding the kernel options just plain worked
> better for me while using gnome. I can't speak for KDE, although I am
> getting curious and maybe today I kick off an build using that just to
> see what happens. Good Luck!
All official Gentoo media uses alsa-driver.
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