[linux-audio-user] Recommendations for the newbie?
eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Jan 21 20:38:38 EST 2004
No integrated audio that's for sure. If you do get a mobo with
integrated audio, turn it off in BIOS settings. The accelerated NVIDIA
drivers work fine. I run them at home on my three systems and at work
on about 50 systems with no problems (lately, at first they were a bit
flaky). I'm not really too concerned about their religion ;-)
On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 17:53, Austin Acton wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 18:47, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > VIA chipset? nVidia? Intel?
> > I stay clear of Nvidia, some of their stuff (ethernet, graphics card)
> > is only fully supported on Linux by binary drivers. I won't support
> > such a detrimental attitude with my money. YMMV.
> I've had bad luck with VIA, and Intel as far as sound quality. Both
> sucked. M-Audio stuff sounds VERY noticably better.
> nVidia is just a constant hassle to keep it working. I'd avoid it at
> all costs. If you're talking video chips, I'm very happy with my intel
> 845... effortless. If you're talking about integrated audio (nForce or
> whatever), I'd say stay clear.
> Austin Acton
> Synthetic Organic Chemist, Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate
> Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto
> MandrakeLinux Volunteer Developer, homepage: www.groundstate.ca
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