[linux-audio-user] Using open source audio software on an iBook 2gen (2001). What's the best solution?

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Thu Dec 15 13:30:10 EST 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 at 15:58 +0100, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> I mean, if I install a PPC gnu/Linux (I was thinking about Slackintosh 
> because I really love Slackware) I'll be able to use all the hardware I 
> can already use on my x86 box (expecially my Edirol UA-25)?

I suppose that if the hardware can plug into the iBook there's a good
chance it will work. I have an iBook G4 which I dual-boot (Debian) and
it is able to talk to my midi controller (USB) just fine. In general, I
think you'll find hardware support to be basically equivalent.

> Or it's better to compile the software I need (jack, ardour, 
> zynaddsubfx) on MacOS X and buy a shiny new pc laptop when I'll have the 
> money (It will take a long time :-) )?

If the hardware works in OS X, and in Linux on x86, then it would
definitely surprise me if it didn't work in linux on your iBook.

Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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