[linux-audio-user] thoughts towards an ALSA configuration utility

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Sep 12 15:04:05 EDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 20:19 +0200, Martin Wohlleben wrote:
> Am Montag, 12. September 2005 17:03 schrieb Dave Phillips:
> >     2) An auto-generated .asoundrc, based on the capabilities of your
> > cards and chipsets, and a facility for editing, saving and deleting that
> > file. The editor should provide examples and explanations for the
> > possible additions to .asoundrc.
> >

> Do you know kasound?
> I think it's a good start for point 2)
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/kasound/

It's actually very, very rare for any user to need to modify
the .asoundrc.  99% of them seem to be under the mistaken impression
that they need to "create a correct .asoundrc for their soundcard" to
get the sound working, while the problem is usually some other bug (most
common is new hardware that ALSA doesn't fully support yet).

Shouldn't we "fix" point #2 by educating users instead?


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