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From: Ovidiu Ghinet <ovidiu@××××××××××××××××××××××.ro>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] About alsa-driver
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 12:49:09
Sorry to pop in without preliminary apointment :))

I have a small suggestion about alsa-driver 

You see i have two kernels 2.4.21 and 2.5.72, more to say is that i have 
configured sound for my pci card (cs4281) buid in, NOT as a module this 
maked me think that:

/etc/init.d/alsasound: must be modified to not check for /proc/asound

/etc/init.d/alsasound: must be modified to try to modprobe snd-somethings 
only with 2.4 kernels and only for 2.5 kernels with sound drivers compiled 
as modules (witch is not an optional thing to do even if you do the 
following IMPORTANT change)

/etc/init.d/alsasound: SHOULD BE PART OF THE alsa-utils NOT FROM 
And i say that because:
	- if we run 2.5 kernels there is no need to install those modules 
that alsa-driber ebuild anyway will not succed in compiling if no 2.4.x 
sources founded in /usr/src/linux... making people scream and shout...
	- /etc/init.d/alsasound needs "alsactl" anyway on boths kernel 
/etc/modules.d/alsa: remains a problematic issue we can leave it to 
"alsa-driver" in the hope that if the user knows how to compile a 2.5.x 
kernel with alsa drivers as modules, NOT build in, will also know how 
to make a /etc/modules.d/alsa but BETTER to not asume such things 
/etc/modules.d/alsa in my opinion can also be part of "alsa-utils"

	In my virtually reality mind i think that making 
/etc/init.d/alsasound part of "alsa-utils" and /etc/modules.d/alsa part of 
"alsa-driver" can make our life easier (if we want 2.5.x kernel THAT WILL 

					Ovidiu Ghinet 

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