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Old 05-16-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help! udev created 51 sound devices!

First, my config quickly. 900Mhz Athlon, 700+mb, SB Live!, Nvidia Ti-4200.
Running Debian-Sarge and 2.6.5 kernel.

Second this is a sound question but I have sound working. Woo-Hoo!

BUT: I'm trying to be proactive and use udev. But I think maybe udev gave me a few too many devices. If I start up alsamixergui, I see 4 headphones, 4 wav controls, 10 EMU PCM, 2 PCM, 8 IEC598s (what the heck is that???) and just a bunch of stuff on my mixer control. WHY?!! Most of them don't do anything.

Understand, in many ways I'm flying blind. Or maybe blind bull in a chinashop is better. I'm charging in with all kinds of apt-get goodness, not really knowing what I'm getting. I'm pretty handy with Linux, but there's an awful lot to keep track of. So could somone explain a little about whats happening?

Also, I just assumed that somehow udev was creating all these devices that the mixer is trying to control. Maybe that isn't true?

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 05-16-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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All this stuff is normal. You seem to have a good soundcard.
Old 05-17-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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51 controllers doesn't seem normal to me. Especially since most of them aren't actually doing anything (i.e., sound does not change when I adjust them).


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