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.