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Re: Fedora 11 nerfed my mixer



On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 2:20 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 04/23/2009 07:09 AM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Will Woods  wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 19:18 -0400, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>>>
>>>> What do you mean? Having full control of your soundcard with all the
>>>> sliders and stuff is useless?
>>>> Not displaying everything 1-1 and hiding sliders is an improvement?
>>> Holy hell yes:
>>> http://people.redhat.com/alexl/files/why-alsa-sucks.png
>>>
>>
>> Wow that's great. I wish my soundcard (Audigy4) had that many
>> controls. It's only about half of it.
>
> Thank $deity. Very few people really want to fiddle with that many
> controls. That UI is clearly not a sane one.
>

Fedora amazes me. It teaches me something new every day. The other
day, I learned that there are people on the surface of the planet who
would push ctrl-alt-bs accidentally. Now, I see that there are folks
who don't want full control over the capabilities of their hardware.

I would never have imagined hiding soundcard functionality could be
thought as an enhancement. My Audigy4 has even more controls than the
image that was posted. And I was glad to be able to fiddle with all of
them. Sure there are some controls that I don't need. But I can opt to
not display them in kmix.

But there is one thing that I miss. These controls used to be
classified in tabs. One tab was showing the output controls the other
was showing input controls etc. Does anyone know who/what made these
tabs disappear in kmix?

Orcan


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