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Re: debian(izeable) laptop (sound)


I'm using sounds on laptops for a while now, but I must admit that the
quality cannot match what I could achieve with desktops. My feeling is
that the electromagnetic & geographic environment inside a laptop is
too aggressive to design a proper D/A converter. Since I never had any
strong requirement to have pro-quality sound on laptop, I never dug
this down enough to answer but I think my faorite path to track first
would be to use an external DAC, either by using a SPDIFF converter
then an external appliance's DAC (portable DAT?) or using an external
sound bay through USB2 or FW... You may want to look at what  ALSA can
provide for those.



2007/9/14, Niklas Rehfeld <chaos.squirrel@gmail.com>:
> Hey Raffaele,
> I've never tried it on a laptop, (but I don't see why there would be a
> difference...) but I once tried to get a MOTU 828 firewire soundcard to work
> on my desktop, without even the slightest hint of success... but then again
> MOTU is notorious for bad support.
> on the other hand, I've got an internal Terratec phase88 soundcard working
> fine(better than it does under windoss), but that's no use for a laptop,
> seeing as it's a pci card...
> have a look on linux-sound.org and also linuxaudio.org for more info on what
> hardware works with linux
> hope this helps....
> nik
> On Wednesday 12 September 2007 15:47, Raffaele Morelli wrote:
> > Hi you all,
> >
> > I am new to debian-laptop.
> >
> > I would like to buy a laptop and install debian on it. My goal is to get
> > sound system working percfectly on it so I would like to have some feedback
> > from the list about this.
> >
> > debian-user list reported IBM Thinkpad to be a good host for debian;
> > searching the archives the sound system management seems to be a nightmare
> > on some laptops (at least with some soundcard).
> >
> > So, is there anybody happy with sound (e.g. with a semi-professional
> > firewire soundcard) on his laptop?
> >
> > regards
> > raffaele

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