Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12227
RFE:Configure PCI & ISA sound cards during install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:15 EDT
It would be real neat if soundconfig was run during install. It would
greatly simplify the installation process for users. It would also be
a step in the right direction for making RH ready for home users. Thanks!
We will consider this for the future feature list.
FWIW, PCI sound shoudl be configured automatically during
Brock could you confirm that PCI sound cards are properly configured by kudzu in
the installer post-install
I do not think we will ever support configuring ISA based sound cards in the
installer because it is just a
I agree it can be an ugly process, but it is something that has to be done if we want Linux to ever begin competing with Windows
for home users. It should at least be an option to run the sound configurator during setup. If Windows can do it (which it does most
of the time) Linux should be able to do it, if not better.
Just noticed that the subject said PCI.. those should be automatically configured right? I would like to see ISA ones configured.
Kudzu is currently handling this problem for PCI sound cards.
We have no plans to move this into the installer at this time.
If this is your reason for not configuring ISA cards:
"I do not think we will ever support configuring ISA based sound cards in the installer because it is just a ugly process."
Your company is just being very lazy. If you haven't noticed, all versions of Windows seem to do this. You also have all the code
in a text configuration utility. What you are trying to tell me is that you cannont program a GUI setup utility because it's messy,
Windows beats Linux here. We're not as good as them. If you ever want Linux to go anywhere, you are going to have to figure
out how to duplicate the ease of use Windows provides. So far, Linux has been becomming more successful in this all the time.
Like it or not, the industry sees Linux as your distribution, not as all the distributions put together. I'm afraid that your company
is either going to make or break Linux. The ball is in your court, you decide Linux's fate.
The least you could do is add a notice in the installer telling the end user how to setup their ISA sound card.