alsa version on arch linux

Michael Whapples mwhapples at
Wed Mar 16 17:51:47 EDT 2011

Where I got my statement that archlinux has ALSA 1.0.24 is that the ALSA 
packages (eg. the ALSA firmware, the ALSA libs) are given as 1.0.24. 
However having checked the version as you said (cat 
/proc/asound/version) I do get 1.0.23 reported.

I imagine the difference comes from the ALSA modules being those in the 
kernel and the packages being packages which are distributed separate to 
the kernel.

Michael Whapples
On -10/01/37 20:59, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
> Several people have mentioned that the alsa version on a standard arch
> linux system is currently 1.0.24, and yet my system tells me this:
> cat /proc/asound/version
> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
> I'm curious how one gets to 1.0.24 on arch linux? Ideas welcome

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