[alsa-devel] Reasonable sound hardware parameters?

Jaroslav Kysela perex at suse.cz
Tue May 29 20:17:51 CEST 2007

On Tue, 29 May 2007, Lorenz Kolb wrote:

> On Mon, 28 May 2007 Jaroslav, Kysela wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 May 2007, Lorenz Kolb wrote:
> > > Or did we miss something?
> > 
> > Probably not :-) I was speaking about standard PCI architecture in PC.
> > Your design is quite different. Anyway, I wonder for what purpose you
> > need such embedded platform with Linux? Perhaps, I'm too curious ;-)
> You know what happened to the cat because of curiosity? ;-) I know it is 
> not polite to answer with a question, but why not using Linux in 
> embedded platforms? Linux allows full control over the kernel (ok, as 
> long as one complies to the GPL), it is widely spread and offers an 
> enormous amount of client software and even more it is free (of charge, 
> not of cost). And just have a look at companies like AVM. They do have 
> great success using Linux in the embedded field. Unfortunately a 
> multi-media-box (that's at least the goal) will not be multi without 
> audio ;-)

Yes, I know about Linux flexibility, but I'm curious what's special in 
your hardware platform - or what was the reason to design a new platform 
(you mentioned that main CPU is not very powerful). Several PC based 
platforms exist with Geode or VIA processors which has enough I/Os 
integrated including AC97 sound and PCI slots for further expansion..
Maybe size of final product or a special acceleration?


Jaroslav Kysela <perex at suse.cz>
Linux Kernel Sound Maintainer
ALSA Project, SUSE Labs

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