I’ve been running Edgy Eft Knot 2 on my desktop and laptop. It’s been rather stable minus the avahi issues. When I upgraded to Knot 2 from Dapper on my desktop, I lost ALSA sound but, strangely, not OSS.
I spent a few days noodling and experimenting trying to get my Audigy 2 ZS to work properly. After reading a post in the forums (which I can’t seem to locate any longer) I was able to, rather embarrassingly, stumble upon a solution using dmix. It’s enabled 5.1 surround sound, something I’ve not taken the time to get working before. Needless to say I’m in audio bliss at the moment.
I’ve included the replacement /etc/asound.conf in case it’s of use to anyone.