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Bug 301679

Summary: media-sound/alsa-utils: alsaconf doesn't recognize usb sound devices
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: James Colannino <james>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo ALSA team <alsa-bugs>
Severity: normal CC: kripton
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 456214    
Bug Blocks:    

Description James Colannino 2010-01-21 01:22:26 UTC
If you plug in an ALSA-supported USB sound device, then run alsaconf, it won't recognize it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug in a USB sound device supported by ALSA
2. run alsaconf
3. observe that the USB device doesn't show in the list of available devices

Expected Results:  
recognized the device

I'm using a device (a C-Media chipset) that's supported by the snd-usb-audio driver.  I edited /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf by hand, and got the device working easily.
Comment 1 nzqr 2012-05-07 14:02:03 UTC
This seems strange to me, why and for what you're using alsaconf with usb soundcard, here's citation from debian changelog

«Remove alsaconf entirely. The only valid use-case for alsaconf is
aiding the configuration of ISA sounds cards. However, the common use
people do of this tools is mostly trying it out to see if it "fixes"
their sound, which often makes things worse.»
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-04-19 15:46:04 UTC
alsaconf is no longer installed with 1.0.26-r3 and higher wrt bug 456214