[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#614076: No Hope for the CS4630

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Wed Feb 23 21:50:09 UTC 2011

On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:02:56 +0100, Elimar Riesebieter <riesebie at lxtec.de>
> * Karsten Malcher [110223 18:11 +0100]:
>> Maybe the opinion will change when more people will write ...
> They won't.... The cards are out of production and they don't earn
> money due to release sources.

I have argumented now that customers are not interested to buy and use
hardware with a hard limited software support.

> You can build your own Drivers and firmware:

There is also a page for the cs4630:

Is the "OSS/free emulation" the BIOS part?

What is the difference using the "original" BIOS?
In the Debian Wiki the original Bios is used and patched.
Why it is patched and is this maybe the reason that IEC859 is not working

Up to know i only understand that we have to parts:
1. The driver that is loaded by the kernel dynamically to communicate with
the CSxx chip.
2. The firmware which is the elemntary software for the DSP in the CSxx

When there is provided a free BIOS within the ALSA-project why there is a
problem with DFSG?
Or does the ALSA solution need the original BIOS anyway?

> Elimar


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