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From: Matthew Polashek <matt@...>
Subject: Re: Audio installation
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 12:31:38
>Hello Matthew
>
>On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 12:02:19PM +0000, Matthew Polashek wrote:
>> I've got the Powerbook 17" G4 1.5 Ghz model.  I think apple only one
>> with that monitor size and processor speed. 
>
>Maybe, maybe not. It's not what I asked for. Read the output of "grep
>machine /proc/cpuinfo". There you'll find something like "PowerBook7,2"
>(the numbers are the important ones).
>
>I'm asking because on some models the sound is not yet supported. But
>there's a driver in development (snd-aoa, [1]).

Cool.  I'll check it out.

>
>> Is there a way to run audio apps safely on a PPC processor using
>> Linux?
>
>I'm sure there is. You have always the source code at hand and can
>modify it to make it better.

Okay.

>
>> Anyway, what would you suggest I do to get stable audio on a PPC?
>
>Unfortunately, I don't have much expierience with professional audio on
>any platform. Sound output works on my G5 and one of my PowerBooks while
>another one doesn't have its sound chip supported yet (but will with
>snd-aoa). Digital output is said not to work for now, but it's planned
>to be included in snd-aoa once they figure it out.

I guess that would explain the sound driver error when I run the boot CD.

>
>Oh, and please learn how to quote. First and last warning from me.

I assume you mean you prefer nested quotes.  Is that correct?

Matt

>
>Greets,
>Michael
>
>[1] http://johannes.sipsolutions.net/snd-aoa.git/
>
>-- 
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>             -- Larry Wall in 199702111730.JAA28598@...>




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