[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#614076: Bug#614076: IEC859 does not work in ALSA with CS4630 chipset

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Sat Feb 19 20:36:05 UTC 2011

* Karsten Malcher [110219 19:25 +0100]:
> Hi Elimar,
> >This card isn't supported by Debian's ALSA since 1.0.17.dfsg-1
> >because of DFSG violations. See
> >/usr/share/doc/alsa-base/changelog.Debian.gz and browse to
> I can't find anything regarding the CS46XX in the Changelog.
> On the other hand i can't understand such a hard DFSG-restriction in this
> case.

alsa-driver (1.0.17.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release.
    - closes: #401780, no sound with VIA 8235
    - closes: #467421, FTBFS timer.c
    - closes: #490710, fails to compile with kernel-source-2.6.25-2
    - closes: #493543, please update to version 1.0.17
    - closes: #484441, Headphone jacks on nVidia MCP67 laptops do not work
    - closes: #491576, Please package 1.0.17

  [ Elimar Riesebieter ]
  * Removed because of DFSG violations:
    - alsa-kernel/pci/cs46xx/cs46xx_image.h
    - alsa-kernel/pci/cs46xx/imgs
    - alsa-kernel/pci/korg1212/korg1212-firmware.h
    - alsa-kernel/pci/maestro3.c
    - alsa-kernel/pci/ymfpci/ymfpci_image.h
    (closes: #483918)


> >1.0.17.dfsg-1. Debian's kernel doesn't support this card as well,
> >though.
> Sorry - i believe this is nonsense - because the card is working after i
> downloaded the firmware sources from kernel.org and compiled them for
> myself.

Hmm, you compiled upstream sources but not Debian sources.......

> Analog sound is working fine - just the IEC859 is missing.
> I think it is the missing configuration of it?

This card isn¯t supported from Debian distribution.

> >I close this bug hereby.

> I see no reason to close a bug for hardware that is still in use.

The bug was closed because it isn't relevant for Debian, though.

> When you are the opnion this is justified because the hardware is to old,

This is really nonsens.....

> then Linux become as usable as Windows.

The driver [0] is supported from upstream [1] but not from Debian [2].

> There the chip has no driver since Windows Vista.

Beats the hell out of me! ;-)


[0] http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Module-cs4236
[1] http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page
[2] http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_004

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