2000-11-03 07:22:47

by Robert B. Easter

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Subject: Re: Announce: Via audio driver update

On Thursday 02 November 2000 02:40, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 12:01:09AM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Please grab 1.1.14, there were a number of bug fixes since 1.1.10. You
> > can get this version in the recently-released 2.4.0-test10 kernel, or
> > download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/
> Hi!
> I'd like to report a bug, too. On my system, with the test10 kernel,
> regardless of what frequency the software sets, the data is always
> played at 48 KHz.
> Via 686a audio driver 1.1.14
> ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x574d:0x4c00 (Wolfson WM9704)
> via82cxxx: board #1 at 0xDC00, IRQ 10
> The codec doesn't support variable rate input, as far as I know. Could
> that be the cause?

What is the difference between the VIA686A kernel distribution audio driver
and the VIA686a module provided by ALSA (which works fine)? It seems like
ALSA provides a fully functioning VIA686a module. Why the duplication of
effort/re-coding? I suppose there is some major difference that I don't

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