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

Elimar Riesebieter riesebie at lxtec.de
Sun Feb 27 17:31:38 UTC 2011

* Karsten Malcher [110227 10:32 +0100]:
> Am 26.02.2011 16:51, schrieb Elimar Riesebieter:
> >The firmware you need is part of the kernel.
> >>Are you sure?
> >/usr/src/linux-2.6.38-rc6/sound $ find . -iname cs46xx_image.h
> >cs46xx_image.h
> >
> >Please notice: You find that file only in the vanilla sources from
> >ttp://kernel.org/. The Debian sources are cleand from non DFSG files
> >;-)
> Yes - sure - but this is not what i mean or we have discussed.

This is what we have discussed.

> This piece of source can be found at kernel.org - like described in the
> Debian wiki.
> But it is not part of the compiled kernel - so the kernel must not be
> compiled new to use it.

cs46xx_image.h is a headerfile which is used to compile the
kernel-driver snd-cs46xx. If this file is not existant while
compiling the kernel or compiling the alsa-drivere separately the
driver won't work.

> It is dynamically loaded by the external kernel driver.

This is a missunderstanding. snd-cs46xx needs no firmware.

> Another question is if a CSxx chipset can't be supported by Debian, if only
> one file can't be shipped with the distribution?

See above

> The kernel driver is still part of the distribution, only the firmware file
> is missing.

You definitly need to recompile the alsa driver sources or a vanilla


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