[linux-audio-user] Notebook for audio
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Wed Mar 26 05:47:00 EST 2003
I'm currently running Linux on a Vaio PGC (PCG?) FX 701. Avoid it -
the, uhm, rather unique layout of the motherboard makes it impossible
to run ALSA on it.
Of course, if you're going to be using an external USB soundcard, that
may not be the case, but the on board Via sound chip (which isn't too
hot anyways) causes ALSA (which you need for Ardour) to freeze the entire
matthijs de jonge
http://devdsp.net - news and resources for computer musicians
I am thinking of buying a notebok or subnotebook. However I don't know
which one to get?
Here are some requirements the notebook should meet:
1. Runnable with Linux (of course!)
2. Reasonable sound support (recording and playback at least)
3. jack and adour should be able to run
4. WLAN (either build in or via PC-Card)
What notebooks do you use? What are your experiences?
Any help or advice is appreciated.
r at l.f
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From: Daniel James <daniel at mondodesigno.com>
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To: linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Interesting audio software coming to Linux.
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Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:30:09 +0000
> I wonder what the odds are that it supports ALSA, or better yet, JACK.
There's still time to get in touch with these people, who are based in the UK,
and help make it happen! I think their pricing is reasonable for a
proprietary app of this kind, and there's a free beer trial for the current
> I'm guessing they wouldn't want to alienate a good portion of thier users
> (RedHat + ?) by requireing ALSA :(
Any serious music user would install ALSA, surely? If only for up to date card
drivers. It'll be interesting to find out what their target distros are.
I didn't send the info about this particular app to Sound on Sound, but I have
forwarded lots of other Linux-related audio/music announcements. If anyone
has specific Linux information they want to pass on to the magazine, please
let me know.
There should be a feature I wrote in the May issue (out in April) about
building a near-silent Linux box for studio use. It was supposed to be
completely silent, but it ended up having one speed-controlled 60mm fan due
to heat build-up with static air inside the case.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:27:11AM +0100, Ralf Haller wrote:
> Hi Group,
> I am thinking of buying a notebok or subnotebook. However I don't know
> which one to get?
> Here are some requirements the notebook should meet:
> 1. Runnable with Linux (of course!)
> 2. Reasonable sound support (recording and playback at least)
> 3. jack and adour should be able to run
> 4. WLAN (either build in or via PC-Card)
> What notebooks do you use? What are your experiences?
> Any help or advice is appreciated.
> r at l.f
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