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Re: Audigy 2 noisy output

From: Adam K Kirchhoff <adamk@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 29 Nov 2004 00:18:51 GMT

Justin C. Sherrill <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> Joerg is right :). I have downloaded the demo from opensound.com and it
>> works like a charm. There is no more noise. I am gonna spend the next 7
>> days enjoying music and thinking about buying a driver for 45
>> dollar which I could have had for free or fixed by myself if only I
>> knew how to write C. I would have preferred to invest these 45
>> dollars into some open source project (what is a soundcard
>> driver compared to a nice T-shirt?). Is there any chance that
>> you would fix the driver for a similar amount of money?

> I certainly don't have the skills to do it.  Plus, there's no specific
> items (like t-shirts) to buy right now that will fund DragonFly.

> Buy it!  That $45 is an investment in DragonFly; it's making a commercial
> product viable on a open source platform.  Creating a viable third-party
> software sales structure is what open source software needs; commercially
> valuable open source projects like Linux and Perl are worthwhile because
> of what can be built on them.

> Heck, I'd pay money to have good 3D drivers for my recent ATI cards; I'd
> pay money for a lot of software if it was a good alternative (if there was
> any alternative?) to free projects.

FYI, unfortunately the oss drivers don't seem to work at the moment:

/usr/lib/oss/etc/config.dat: Invalid file header

I'm gonna post this on the oss forum and hope that they're able to 
solve the problem.

Adam K Kirchhoff
Digital Color Image
Phone: 856-662-5532
Mobile: 856-278-4165
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