Subject: Re: [linux-audio-dev] new apple platform viability
From: Iain Sandoe (iain_AT_sandoe.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 22:25:35 EEST
> The new Apples are so dang *quiet* it seems to make sense to reopen the
> case for their viability as Linux audio workstations.
> Does Linux/ALSA have drivers for USB audio devices? Firewire?
The pmac USB drivers seem to work pretty good for the other devices...
> Does porting the kernel to PowerPC have impact on the low latency
I'm on it. Just finished the IRQ latency stuff... (about 10 minutes ago !)
Back to Benno's tests (2.2.17pre10) then onto 2.4.0-testX + Andrew's
FWIW - Andrew thought that most of the patches were in the generic rather
than arch-specific sections... not that we won;t have some differences (last
time I looked the /proc fs looked fairly awful - latency-wise).
I'm using a home-brew-updated LinuxPPC 199 Q3 (didn't even get round to
upgrading to LinuxPPC 2000).
There is work to do on the built-in AWACS et. al drivers. (kernel versions)
before I will feel comfortable with going to an ALSA version (Job 1000053 on
the list :-)
I've got a Sonorus (TODO see if the x86 driver wis applicable/available).
I've got an RME hammerfall on order - but the PPC version (big-endian ROM
swap on the card) is "allegedly not quite 'there' yet".
No further news on Korg 12/12 I/O - we are still pursuing it - but with
less hope than before... :-(
> Has anybody tried to run SND, csound, and jMax on yellow dog?
The success, or otherwise, of all of these will depend on getting some
But there are people with PPC ports of some of these (check the archives - I
asked the same question)...
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