YES !! It works !!!
So is it a problem with 1.1.7 alsa package ?? Now I have to wait for a new release of alsa packages to fix this problem ???
Thank you Demm !!
Please check if it is just alsa-lib:
sudo pacman -Syu --ignore alsa-lib
If issue is found to be in this single package, then I can hunt down some possible fixes/patches.
Could be this issue/patch:
mmm .... I don't know if it really matter but with another KaOS pc and different audio device, the alsa updates does not get any problem.
Maybe I could try to update again ?
I have tried again to install alsa package 1.1.7 , but even this time I get lost the audio device AudioQuest DragonFly Black ver 1.5. I don't know, maybe is a problem with driver of this device.
If you search for some bug reports with 1.1.7, there are issues with a few devices only. Please answer my previous question, if only downgrading alsa-lib works. Then I will try a rebuild & adding the 2 patches linked above. I cannot test, since none of my devices have any issue with 1.1.7.
No. I get no audio device also with only alsa-lib downgrading.
OK, then I will try and patch just alsa-lib.
sudo pacman -U http://kaosx.tk/repo/build/alsa-lib-1.1.7-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Reboot after this update and report back if any improvement.
Only this alsa-lib ??? alsa-plugins and alsa-utils stay at 1.1.6 or should update to 1.1.7 ??
Edit: try with only alsa-lib update and pulseaudio ok !!
.... updating alsa-plugins and alsa-utils to 1.1.7 .... lost audio device again !!!
mrcrowley .... updating alsa-plugins and alsa-utils to 1.1.7 .... lost audio device again !!!
So those where downgraded in the test.
That was the whole point for me asking to only downgrade alsa-lib.....which you clearly did not do.
So issue is not in alsa-lib, but in one of the other two packages. I will not try and debug further this way.
demm WHAT !!???
Why do you say that I did not downgrade only alsa-lib !!!?? I told you that I got no audio device also with ONLY alsa-lib downgrade !!!
At First time Yes. Only alsa-lib to ver 1.1.7-2, and it works ok.
Then I try to update also alsa-plugins and alsa-utils to ver 1.1.7, but It does not work.
So can I only prey for an alsa package update (1.1.8) to solve this problem ??
Yes, there are quite a few upstream bug reports for alsa 1.1.7, so for now, if you have an issue with 1.1.7, use sudo pacman -Syu --ignore alsa-lib,alsa-utils,alsa-plugins to keep using 1.1.6 (if you downgraded to all 3).
sudo pacman -Syu --ignore alsa-lib,alsa-utils,alsa-plugins
Latest update of alsa-utils (1.1.7-2) solve my problem.
Thanks a lot !!!