Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Replacing Alsa driver in 2.6.8 kernel
From: Christian Henz (chrhenz_AT_gmx.de)
Date: Thu Jul 29 2004 - 22:21:08 EEST
On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 10:57:22AM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Thanks, but this would seem to build Alsa CVS, but not just replace
> an existing driver within the kernel that I'm running. (This was the
> instruction given within a bug report on the Alsa site for the problem
> I'm having.) Not sure how Gentoo is going to feel about this, but I'll
> consider it. Thanks.
Not just CVS, you can use any alsa-driver release. I remember
doing this when the in-kernel ALSA was still lagging behind the standalone
releases and it worked just fine, and it is actually much more straightforward
than patching the kernel to use a different version of alsa. After disabling
ALSA in the kernel config, you build alsa-driver seperately, just like one
does with any driver that isn't included in the kernel.
> This is not the same as what I found on the Alsa web site from
> Jaroslav, which seems to say I should download CVS, then move a driver :
Yes, that way you actually patch the kernel tree with a different alsa-driver
release, but the results are more or less the same, only with more effort
(and even more effort if you just want to modify that one driver of yours).
-- "Somewhere in Texas... a village is missing its idiot."
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