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5.5. alsa-utils

Updated alsa-utils packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The alsa-utils packages provide command-line utilities for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA).

Bug Fix

Prior to this update, the alsactl tool tried to initialize all sound cards if the /etc/asound.state file was not present. As a consequence, SElinux could deny access to non-existent devices. This update modifies the underlying code so that alsactl is called only once from udev.


With this update, the alsa-delay and alsaloop utilities have been added to alsa-utils to manage the system audio delay.
All users of alsa-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.