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Stefano Curtarolo

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Jul 28, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/28/00
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Hi,

Since music is better than the fan noise, I am planning to buy a
PCI sound adapter for one of our alpha machines.
What should I buy ??

Thanks

Stefano


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Rich Payne

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Jul 28, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/28/00
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I've played around with the SBLive cards, they work fairly well (with Alsa
that is) but make sure they are on PCI bus number 1. They produced a
horrible noise on PCI bus 2 (though we've since sent a UP2000 to Alsa to
get them to fix it). We've also tested the SB16 PCI and Ensoniq AudioPCI
and they seem to work well.

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On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Stefano Curtarolo wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> Since music is better than the fan noise, I am planning to buy a
> PCI sound adapter for one of our alpha machines.
> What should I buy ??
>
> Thanks
>
> Stefano
>
>
>

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Liam Bedford

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Jul 28, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/28/00
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On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 02:17:05PM -0400, Rich Payne came forth with:

>
> I've played around with the SBLive cards, they work fairly well (with Alsa
> that is) but make sure they are on PCI bus number 1. They produced a
> horrible noise on PCI bus 2 (though we've since sent a UP2000 to Alsa to
> get them to fix it). We've also tested the SB16 PCI and Ensoniq AudioPCI
> and they seem to work well.
The SBLive also works with the creative open source driver (the one
in the kernel, and the one from opensource.creative.com). There
are a few people with alpha's on their list (me included).

I didn't notice any problems with where the card was (this was a
ruffian board, and the card was in a 32bit slot)

L.
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Alan P. Kennedy, Sr

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Jul 29, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/29/00
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>>>>> "Stefano" == Stefano Curtarolo <au...@nietzsche.mit.edu> writes:

Stefano> Hi,

Stefano> Since music is better than the fan noise, I am planning to
Stefano> buy a PCI sound adapter for one of our alpha machines. What
Stefano> should I buy ??

SBLive value works extremely well with open source drivers at

http://opensource.creative.com/

I could not get this card to work with the alsa drivers. However,
hopefully that will change because the alsa driver for SBLive is based
on this driver. The SBLive driver is upgraded frequently. Another
bonus is the driver will find the card in any PCI bus.

I did not one thing strange though, using mgp123 there is distortion,
but with xmms there is absolutely no distortion.

Hope this helps.

Stefano Curtarolo

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Jul 29, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/29/00
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Hey,

I am wondering if somebody was able to run Wine (windows emulator) through
the Linux/Intel ELF emulator (CONFIG_BINFMT_EM86=Y), or install Win31
starting from a "dosemu" filesystem.

Thanks

Stefano

Falk Hueffner

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Jul 30, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/30/00
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Stefano Curtarolo <au...@nietzsche.mit.edu> writes:

> Hey,
>
> I am wondering if somebody was able to run Wine (windows emulator) through
> the Linux/Intel ELF emulator (CONFIG_BINFMT_EM86=Y), or install Win31
> starting from a "dosemu" filesystem.

They need kernel support, which is likely not implemented for
Alpha. Would be very cool, though :)

Falk

Andrew Lenharth

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Aug 1, 2000, 3:00:00 AM8/1/00
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There are people working on other archs for wine. But so far success is
limited to compiling win32 source against libwine and running in on those
archs (alpha and sparc I think).

Andrew Lenharth

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just nod your head and back away slowly...

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On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Stefano Curtarolo wrote:

>
> Hey,
>
> I am wondering if somebody was able to run Wine (windows emulator) through
> the Linux/Intel ELF emulator (CONFIG_BINFMT_EM86=Y), or install Win31
> starting from a "dosemu" filesystem.
>

> Thanks
>
> Stefano

Ron Farrer

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Andrew Lenharth (a...@cs.washington.edu) wrote:

> There are people working on other archs for wine. But so far success is
> limited to compiling win32 source against libwine and running in on those
> archs (alpha and sparc I think).

Do you have any pointers to more information? i.e. web site url or
mailing list archive?


TIA,

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