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Re: AC-97 audio and MC-97 modem?

On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 09:56:31PM +0100, Andrea Vettorello wrote:
> "Thomas J. Hamman" wrote:
> > I'm going to be upgrading my computer soon, most likely with a
> > motherboard with a KX133 (with an Athlon) or a KT133 (with a Duron or
> > Thunderbird) chipset.
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience with those chipsets/CPUs in Debian?  Are
> > there any problems with them?
> >
> > And, specifically, since all the motherboards I'm finding have only one
> > ISA slot, and I have two ISA cards (an SB AWE64 soundcard and a very
> > reliable internal 56k modem), I'm curious about the on-board "AC-97
> > audio" and "MC-97 modem".  Does anyone know if they work in Linux?  If
> > they do work, are they reliable?  Or are they flaky enough that I would
> > be better off grabbing an Ensoniq for sound or an external modem?
> >
> > (I hate having to ask this here, but I can't find them on any hardware
> > compatibility lists.)
> >
> I've an Asus KX133, the on-board audio (VIA VT82C686) works quite well with ALSA
> (version 0.59d), if you really want OSS, the current stable kernel (2.2.17) has only
> support for 8 bit SB emulation, but there is a new driver in the next 2.2.18 kernel
> version with full 16 bit support.
> On a side note ALSA has a good OSS emulation mode...
Maybe the Gigabyte GA-7ZX(R) (R means RAID support) mainboard an option for you, kt133 chipset, so duron/tb compatible. the integrated ct5880 chipset should work ok with both the oss and alsa ens1371 driver. it's probably a better card then the 'via vt82c686' chipset, according tomshardare.com's socket a mb test (http://www.tomshardware.com/mainboard/00q3/000919/kt133-16.html)

maybe this mb is an optin for you, look for more info at

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