[linux-audio-user] Recommendations for the newbie?

Jan Depner 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
> -- 
>                                  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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