Re: Linux friendly Mainboard, Video, and Sound Card Manufacturer?
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Wim De Smet wrote:
> > For video, again I recommend nVidia, something like the GeForce 5600FX.
> I disagree. nForce is a completely propietary chipset that used to
> require the nVidia supplied drivers for the network card at least
> (which AFAIK are not included on the CD you get with your
still is required ..
and you do get partial source code to compile it to work with any kernel
linking with their *.o files
( proprietory in that "important" sense, but open in that
( it'd work with any linux kernel
> And for the original question about sound. If you're going to buy a
> card, I've allways found the soundblaster cards from creative well
> supported. Though some people seem to believe creative is evil.
creative is evil because ... "sound blaster compatible" does NOT mean
it is ... everybody's ( manufacturer's ) idea of compatible is different
- only one way to see, is to just try it and learn on this one
- and add oss vs alsa for additional fun to get sound working