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Re: Alsa Muting

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:54:21 -0500, Charles R. Anderson wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 10:52:10AM +0000, John Hodrien wrote:
> > This is getting silly.  There has been no sound argument against cranking the
> > mixer levels to 40 percent.  There have been arguments in favour, especially
> > for relative beginners.
> I believe that is because this has been argued to death upstream
> already.  Upgstream ALSA developers made the choice to mute by
> default.  I believe it was to avoid possibly loud clicking, hissing,
> or other problems during driver load/unload and system boot that could
> damage speakers or ears.
> If you want this changed, bring it up with the upstream ALSA
> developers. 

Why? It's just that ALSA mixer-settings-restore-upon-boot functionality
is missing in Fedora Core currently.

> I doubt FC is going to deviate from upstream in this
> matter.

It's a userspace issue anyway, and stock ALSA solve this with a
multi-purpose "alsasound" initscript. See e.g. alsa-driver package for
FC1 at fedora.us.


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