[linux-audio-user] Saving Alsa Mixer Settings
rlrevell at joe-job.com
Wed Aug 31 22:11:57 EDT 2005
On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 14:39 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 12:28 -0600, Dave Price wrote:
> > Nigel,
> > Yes, I am using KDE. I have now read the alsactl man page, and run (as
> > sudo ) 'alsactl store'
> Why is KDE so stupid?
More precisely: Why doesn't KDE just exec "alsactl store" to save its
settings, rather than its own mysterious KDE-specific method?
IMHO this illustrates a key difference in the Gnome/KDE philosophy where
Gnome is clearly superior. When confronted with a problem like saving
mixer settings the KDE people seem to go for whatever is easiest to get
working, while the Gnome people will wait for a *correct* solution, even
if it means KDE gets $FOO feature before them.
Any software engineer worth their salt will tell you that the easiest
cheapest solution is almost always WRONG.
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