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Re: sound cards / Indian Debian developers.

Hi Faheem,

Quoting Faheem Mitha (2013-09-07 22:12:38)
> First, I just rebuilt my computer with a new motherboard (the old one 
> recently died). However, the onboard sound card is a Realtek piece of 
> crap. I've been having a terrible time trying to find a sound card 
> that works well with Linux (specifically Alsa, I guess) and that is 
> available in India. For some reason, there is a ridiculous scarcity of 
> sound cards in India.
> I found a couple of places in India that sell the Sound Blaster Live! 
> 5.1. This is an ancient card, but apparently works well with Linux, 
> and would be an improvement on my Realtek piece of junk. I wrote to 
> ask them the exact model, to make sure they actually had the right 
> card, but neither of them have replied so far. Does anyone have any 
> ideas about a suitable sound card available in India, or knows where 
> one could get a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 or similar?

I recommend to raise such question at debian-multimedia@lists.debian.org

Responses there will likely not be specific to India, but on the other 
hand more likely to me from someone actually knowledgeable about it. 
Probably easier for you to distill pieces relevant for India from a 
qualified broader response, than to get a qualified specific response on 
this list :-)

If generally interested in multimedia, consider subscribing to that list 
at https://lists.debian.org/debian-multimedia/

(as usual with Debian lists, remember to explicitly ask for cc on 
responses if posting without subscribing).

> Second, is anyone keeping a list of Indian Debian developers along 
> with contact information, and if so, could you share it? Thanks. I 
> know I can get something from people.debian.org, which currently gives 
> 9 names for India, but it may not be up to date.

Good idea.  But beware of privacy concerns!

I suggest to use https://wiki.debian.org/DebianIndia - I suggest add 
yourself if you are fine with your private data being public.

Don't add others - recommend them to reflect for themselves and do it if 
they feel fine about it: Only when you do it yourself are you familiar 
with operating the wiki and can later update or remove (if you change 
your mind and is perhaps embarrassed to ask someone else for help).

If someone wants to tinker with smarter ways to maintain an addressbook, 
I recommend to look at either Radicale or the fork Calypso.  Both should 
be in a usable state in Debian unstable.

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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