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FS#14958 - [kernel26] module snd-pcsp annoying people

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by CalimeroTeknik (Calimero) - Thursday, 04 June 2009, 17:39 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 15 June 2009, 13:40 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The snd-pcsp module sometimes takes the hand on the real soundcard's module, and it needs to be blacklisted to hear sound.
Please, remove it from the kernel's config ! No one uses it, and a lot of people have to blacklist it...
Its sound is horrible, I think no one needs it !

Steps to reproduce:
On a lot of computers, install alsa-lib, alsa-utils, and launch alsamixer : the soundcard will be "pcsp".
And you haven't got sound, or something horrible.
With MODULES=(!snd-pcsp) in rc.conf, or a little rmmod snd-pcsp, we got sound... ( the real module left pcsp do his job !)
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Monday, 15 June 2009, 13:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  removed from 2.6.30
Comment by Thomas Dziedzic (tomd123) - Thursday, 04 June 2009, 19:44 GMT
I would really like this also. Maybe blacklist it in the default rc.conf and put a comment near the line explaining the situation or as the op suggested and completely remove it from the kernel.
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Monday, 08 June 2009, 01:22 GMT
There already were some bugreports concerning snd-pcsp:
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 08 June 2009, 20:06 GMT
thomas an opinion on this, i would say load imho no interaction is here needed, users should know how to order sound modules or blacklist the ones they don't need.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 08 June 2009, 21:46 GMT
I thought it was a cool feature when I first enabled it. However, considering it doesn't exactly work right and is only a source of annoyance we could as well disable it.
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Tuesday, 09 June 2009, 01:37 GMT
We could easily provide the module as a package in AUR. If you agree, I will upload my PKGBUILD.
Then whoever wants it, can build it from source without rebuilding the whole kernel.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 09 June 2009, 21:58 GMT
ok for next rebuild, disabling it again.
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Tuesday, 09 June 2009, 22:20 GMT