[linux-audio-user] Re: [Alsa-user] VxPocket and hotplug - need help getting it working

Asbjørn Sæbø asbjs at stud.ntnu.no
Wed Mar 15 03:42:17 EST 2006

On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 06:40:48PM +0100, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 14 Mar 2006 12:31:06 -0500,
> Lee Revell wrote:

> > > On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 12:02:56PM +0100, Asbjørn Sæbø wrote:
> > > > I am trying to get a Digigram VxPocket sound card working, and really
> > > > need some advice on how to proceed.

> > > In addition to what I have done before (see below), I have now created a 
> > > /etc/pcmcia/vxpocket.conf according to the description at the bottom of 
> > > the alsa-project page for the vxpocket card.  And I have added the 
> > > necessary lines to /etc/modutils/alsa-base, and run update-modules.
> > 
> > IIRC these require firmware, is alsa-firmware installed?
> > 
> > Any chance you can try a recent distro?  Kernel 2.6.12 is a year old...
> ... and there were some bugs in vx driver, too.
> I recommend to update ALSA driver, at least.  Though, I cannot
> guarantee that it works with that kernel :)

OK, I will try to lay may hands on a newer kernel and a newer ALSA.

But could you please explain, or point me to documentation on,  how 
hotplug and pcmcia-cs works together?

As far as I know, 2.6 kernels use the hotplug system.  Does this 
hotplug system work together with with pcmcia-cs and the cardmgr 
program?  Or do they conflict?  Or are they alternative solutions to 
each other?

And especially, how does the hotplug system identify the vxpocket card?  
And, is the /etc/pcmcia/vxpocket.conf still needed/used?

With kind regards

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