[linux-audio-dev] Re: Behringer

Marek Peteraj marpet at naex.sk
Fri Dec 3 13:54:42 EST 2004


> I think the whole thread got started by the fact that Marek needs the product, 
> or feels that he needs it. That he went and bought assuming a linux driver 
> would appear is maybe naive,

It was naive i admit.

> A real conundrum
> And this will get worse IMHO. 
> The oss advocates seem to insist on a separation between soft- and hardware 
> that is becoming more and more vague. 
> I wonder if it is even economically feasible to make small production runs 
> when you put all your custom stuff in custom chips instead of in the driver 
> and using off the shelf components.
> And what is the difference between a closed-source library/driver and a some 
> custom chips without blueprints/specs?  Does anyone here run a computer where 
> they full access to all the bios

www.linuxbios.org, tyan already ships MoBos with LB preinstalled.

> /northbridge/southbridge specs and code?

Definitely they (via, amd, intel) provided specifications for kernel
developers.

For example intel has not provided their specs for centrino yet, but
promised they would deliver closed source drivers. Not sure about the
current situation.

2 years ago, it was (almost) impossible to run linux on an nvidia
chipset based MoBo.  Same problem.

So in short: yes.


Marek




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