I tried installing all of the new Alsa stuff, and ran into a few problems.
2 of the files have no configure to run, and one of them (I forgot which) gave me an ERROR at the end of the configure.
I say, the hell with it. In a couple of months I intend to upgrade to Mandriva 2009.1 with KDE 4.2
I assume that it will have the newest Alsa drivers.
Seeing as how this is getting nowhere, and nobody really knows how to solve this, I'll just wait for the next version.
Thanks for all your help (I did learn a thing or two along the way...)
I'll keep this thread open, maybe somebody else will benefit from it....
Well, I upgraded to 2009.1 KDE 4.2 and I still have this problem.
The Speakers don't shut down when the headphones are plugged in.
Where are the hardware settings? Maybe I'll just write a script to take care of it...
I am now using Mandriva 2010 KDE 4.3 and that issues is fixed.
I have no idea how or what they did, but they fixed it.