LiveCDs as Rescue Disks (WAS: [linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash+ can't boot)
mknecht at controlnet.com
Mon Apr 26 15:10:10 EDT 2004
Matthew Allen wrote:
>>From: linux-audio-user-bounces at music.columbia.edu [mailto:linux-audio-
>>user-bounces at music.columbia.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Knecht
>>I recently ran DSL, Dynebolic, Gentoo LiveCD AND Knoppix in Frys on
>>of the laptops I was considering until I found models that ran all 4
>>CDs. This gave me a lot of confidence that once I got the laptop home
>>I'd be able to put Linux on it. It worked. I know watch DVD using Xine
>>and Alsa just fine.
> Aww man what an awesome idea! This sounds like 3 hours of weekend fun.
> And just in time for my laptop buying adventures.
Good luck. If your experience is like mine you'll get a lot of people
looking over your shoulder to find out about Linux.
I ended up with Compaq R3070 at a good price. In my case pretty much
everything worked well in the store except hdparm -tT speeds. I could
see that in my case the Compaq was using a new ATI chipset so I came
home, did some snooping and found that DMA support was added somewhere
around 2.6.5, so installing that level of kernel when I built the
machine solved that problem. However, then under 2.6.6 I had some Alsa
problems (<hehe> so what's new about that?!?) which Takashi has recently
The machine now works quite nicely in both Gentoo and Win XP Pro running
Pro Tools on the road.
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