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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:37 am    Post subject: G5 Sound Reply with quote

Has anyone had any success with sound drivers on a G5? I am running the newest kernel available in portage but it still won't run. I read somewhere that Yellowdog's newest release has sound, but I haven't seen a patch released for it yet..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well yellowdog did finally release yellowdog linux 4.0 but only for 'special' (paying?) people who have accounts on their sight, so I haven't gotten a chance to play with it yet :( I am really trying to figure out how to have my G5 run like it isn't a 64 bit proc. with the very limited amount of applications around for it. I got the 64bit native X going but no way kde or gnome will build on it. can you tell me how to get Gnome or another desktop manager installed (specifically what kernel to use, or how to config it at least...:( thanks (haha i wasn't sure what people needed sound for with no apps that you can really use, so I just figured that maybe you have a good answer for this)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pure 64-bit Gentoo on my G5 with almost all the applications I need including a working GNOME (see bug 57658; glut appears to have been fixed in the meantime).

Now, what was that about sound? :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How can YDL release their latest versino only to certain people???
wouldn't a third party just give away copies under GPL?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess YDL gets away with it because they distribute only a preview for YDL.net users (i.e., those who pay a subscription fee, which was also done by Mandrake I believe or some other distro), and those users pay specifically for access to such sneak previews. What bothers me more is that as far as I understand from the YDL Web site and various announcements the 64-bit version (christened Y-HPC or something) will be available only for users who pay for the "YDL pro" account (or something like this, forgot the name). I am not sure (to say the least) that I like their policies on the matter. I actually ditched YDL in favour of Gentoo for other, technical issues, but even if all things were equal I would have made the switch because of the YDL.net accounts and similar policies implemented by Terrasoft.

Back to our question though, I believe that YDL has non-GPLed parts included in the distro (including but not limited to artwork), and that's how they get away with all of it (besides the technicality of distributing only a preview to those paid subscribtions that is).

Now now, here is something really exchting to talk about: what was that about sound on the G5? :lol:
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