Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The perils of saving sound card state; and why apologizing is good.

Bad news: I broke alsa-utils in Karmic.

Good news: I fixed it tonight. Please report your results.

Honestly, I tested the previous upload on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu before committing to bzr -- even on different hardware! It just goes to show that I make dumb mistakes, so, sorry about that.

Mo' bett' news: many thanks to the awesome Tim Gardner, who imported alsa-driver stable (snapshot from 20091012) into ubuntu-karmic-lbm.git, which means that all you poor saps with eeePCs and HP dvs and Dell Studios will finally have less suck for audio. Granted, it will require installing linux-backports-modules-karmic in a week or so...

In other news (what?! there're more kinds?!), it really is decent to apologize when I make mistakes. This guy is a real gem, that is all.


  1. Round of applause for Tim Gardner and bonus point if he fixes the sound issue with HP dv6 1030 ef. Which is decribed in this bug : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/427670

    Thank you for your hard work.

  2. Thanks for your work, Daniel. I appreciate that you take the time to test what you do on Xubuntu too :) I wish there were more people like you in the community.

  3. @yml-blog Yes, it is fixed in the latest alsa-driver stable snapshots (and thus will land in linux-backports-modules-2.6.31).

    @sidi You're welcome!

  4. just added ppa:crimsun/ppa, reinstalled pulseaudio, and my horrible terrible memory leak problem is now fixed. thanks!