[AG-TECH] Rat ALSA code in 2.3

Steve Smith ssmith at vislab.usyd.edu.au
Thu Nov 11 19:42:00 CST 2004

> With the later Alsa i8x0 drivers, the audio from rat sounds slightly 
> robotic, that's about it.

I've heard another report about sound issues that apparently don't
happen then using the OSS compatability interface.  I'll look into it.

> One interesting thing is if I use your Alsa patch and have an Alsa driver on 
> a 2.4 kernel, the rat GUI comes up, but if I only have the OSS drivers, the 
> rat GUI doesn't comes up. If I have no Alsa patch and only OSS drivers, the 
> rat GUI doesn't come up. If I rebuild with Redhat's gcc 2.96, the GUI comes 
> up regardless. I suspect it is some kind of gcc 3.2.2 optimization bug. I'll 
> probably release a new AccessGrid RPM statically linked against Alsa lib and 
> compiled with gcc 2.96 next week.

Yes, I've seen similar.  Rat has always had problems with gcc > 2.95, so
I just compile with that.  A cop-out I know.

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