Soundcard/Alsa stuff

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 18 22:32:16 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 11:10:58PM +0200, Michiel Sikkes wrote:

> (1) The horizsync and vertrefresh values where wrong in the initial X
> config. I have no idea where these values are fetched from by default or
> even if they can be auto-deteced by checking which monitor is on the
> other end of the cable. Bottom line is, I had to set the horizsync and
> vertrefresh manually to display a refreshrate higher then 60hz.

Please file a bug against the "xresprobe" component.

> (2) Hotplug was great for detecting my sound cards and tv cards. Maybe a
> bit too great :-). When the three snd_ modules where loaded, the module
> for my tv card was loaded first, so this was the "default" alsa mixer
> device, which is not good for a new user: The new user installs Ubuntu,
> and tries to play a media file from somewhere and discovers there is no
> sound coming out of his speakers and has no idea where to look.

 - mdz

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