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Re: FreeQt ?

On 1 Jun 1997, Mark Eichin wrote:

> actually, a lot of us find the sound driver stuff objectionable too
> (because it leaves us with practically useless sound code, almost
> enough to drive one to NetBSD :-) I still don't have any way to use
> *both* ESS1688's in my laptop (when docked), which should be *trivial*
> if the module took arguments like every other module in the
> system... but no, that feature seems to only be in the "commercial"
> version.  So no, "pretty common" isn't even close -- the OSS stuff is
> just *another* glaring diversion from Free Software.  I'm surprised it
> ever got in to the kernel that way, but I didn't have any sound
> support on any of my machines until my newest [refurbished, 3year old]
> laptop... and didn't realize until now just how bad it was...

Yeah, I found it equally objectionable when I was reading it over,
considering a few other things I'm -VERY- surprised it is in the kernel at

But if OSS, X-Free and QT all operate along similar lines, thats 3, there
are likely many more out there that have similar setups.


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