I, as I habitually do, was checking where people came from in order to get to my blog. Past the usual Google searches and sparse hits from Plant Larry I every now and then find my blog linked to from places I didn’t expect. Today for example I found my blog linked to by another Blogger (note the caps). Who ever you are, thank you for the link. I have returned the favor. Nice name by the way ;-).
Oh yes, I mentioned that I got my sound fixed but I don’t believe I ever said why. Well I recompiled my kernel, since that was about my only option, but it was what fixed it that amazed me. I could of sworn on the official Gentoo documentation about ALSA there was a note about every time you recompiled your kernel you need to re-emerge a certain package. Well that note is now gone so I am assuming that is no longer needed. But at the same time I noticed the documentation only really discusses compiling ALSA in as modules. So desperate for something to fix it, it worked. Which thus leads to my final question:
Why does compiling ALSA as modules instead of directly into the kernel make a difference?
Enjoy the Penguins!