Bug 195491 - system-config-soundcard should fall back to OSS drivers if ALSA fails
system-config-soundcard should fall back to OSS drivers if ALSA fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-soundcard (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
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Reported: 2006-06-15 10:33 EDT by Boris Zbarsky
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-29 11:22:00 EDT
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Description Boris Zbarsky 2006-06-15 10:33:34 EDT
It appears that the ALSA drivers for some classes of sound chips (es1371, to be
exact) are pretty buggy; the OSS drivers for these chips are a _lot_ better
(like they actually work).  It would be nice if system-config-soundcard would
fall back to configuring the OSS driver if the user tries playing sound using
the ALSA driver and there's no sound.  It would significantly improve the user
Comment 1 Martin Stransky 2006-06-15 11:02:14 EDT
Hm, does the OSS interface work for you in FC4/5?
Comment 2 Boris Zbarsky 2006-06-15 11:47:19 EDT
I'm still trying to figure out how to get that driver to load instead of the
ALSA one, actually.  That's the major reason for this bug.  ;)

Others who've had the same problems with ALSA and es1371 report that it does
work, however.
Comment 3 Martin Stransky 2006-06-24 03:02:23 EDT
I'm afraid you have to hack kernel if you want to use OSS, but if it's a user
space issue I can add it to s-c-s.
Comment 4 Boris Zbarsky 2006-06-25 14:28:02 EDT
I have no idea whether this is a user space issue or not; the kernel package
maintainer would be the one to ask, I guess.
Comment 5 Martin Stransky 2006-06-29 11:22:00 EDT
I'm afraid it isn't possibile to have two sound-systems in kernel.

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