[LAD] Guide to Linux Sound APIs

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Oct 1 17:42:02 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 01 October 2008, victor wrote:
>Gosh, I hope I have enough gusto to be re-building computers when
>I get there (if I do), never mind programming in C (will it still exist?).

Well, I did it yesterday, read it and get jealous:

[root at coyote ~]# dmesg|grep Bogo
[    0.000999] Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer 
frequency.. 4420.30 BogoMIPS (lpj=2210151)
[    0.000999] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 4420.64 
BogoMIPS (lpj=2210323)
[    0.000999] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 4420.44 
BogoMIPS (lpj=2210221)
[    0.000999] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 4420.44 
BogoMIPS (lpj=2210220)
[    0.247012] Total of 4 processors activated (17681.83 BogoMIPS).

Unforch, I have not found a way to drive this video card with anything but 
plain old radeon.  R600 chipset support is very thin & non-accelerated, and 
experimental according to Xorg.0.log.  glxgears is about 300 fps.

tvtime won't run, but now sketchup does, which was the point of this $500+ 
expenditure. :)

>> Were I 20 years younger, which would put me in my mid-50's when I was
>> carving
>> machine code for 8 bit machines, I most certainly would.  But at 74, I
>> find
>> I'm doing a lot of stuff in bash only.  I'm not fully groking the new c99
>> syntax, its a far cry from either of my K&R Ansi C manuals.

Also, since real live gets in the way, this summers project has been:
With the exception of the folks in the pix who helped raise the trusses, and a 
couple of hours nailing shingles, the rest of that came from my head and 
hands since about may 26th.

I still have some soffit to install on the back and gable end.  But its doing 
an intermittent drizzle here today, so not much is being done, instead I just 
rebuilt my modprobe.conf (something mucked it up) and now I have sound again.
I have had that file diddled by supposedly un-connected software so many times 
I am about to set the -i flag on that file, just to see who bitches about it.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Can't open /usr/share/games/fortunes/fortunes.dat.

Humm, my fortune database is ???  Better yet, where the hell did the 
surplus 's' come from?
Here is that script:

[root at coyote bin]# cat makesig
echo '-- ' >~/signature
echo Cheers, Gene  >>~/signature
cat ~/sigbase >>~/signature
/usr/bin/fortune -s >>~/signature

Me goes off scratching balding head...

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