SedaliaSteve wrote:Several years ago I put together a Shuttle system as a music server. I installed the Ubuntu alternative Desktop to set it up since that supported my RAID 1.
I struggled and struggled to get my 82801I ICH9 HD Audio working. That was a major reason for this. I was almost ready to give up and install Windoze when I found OSS. It worked perfectly. I scrubbed every bit of pulseaudio and put OSS in and I had wonderful digital audio. I ended up running optical SPDIF to a DAC with my stereo and it was an enormous jukebox of good sound with FLAC's I used Songbird for this. I also set up a sort of mirror of MP3's of this so the other maqchines in the house could use it.
I started at Hardy and upgraded to Jaunty and left it there. The other day I looked at the Alsa page and read it wrong. I saw ICH7 support and forot mine was ICH9. I installed the latest Ubuntu and found OSS is deprecated and not supported. Pulseaudio is so heavily into it you risk having a dumb terminal system by messing with it. The Ubuntu boards are full of people like me tweeking away and generally not getting it to work.
In short, what current Linux supports OSS and is a favorite here? I've stuck an extra hard drive on my computer and am backing up everything. My choice is to roll back to the Ubuntu past with an old version, wait until Alsa & Canonical get this or switch to a different Linux. I miss my sound and would prefer to switch and use a current Linux.
danto wrote:i think that any linux 2.6.* would work
if you're asking for which distro i think that everyone should play good, despite of that I think I read something regarding to arch live somewhere
(i can't getting working in a debian testing atm, if that helps)
SedaliaSteve wrote:Arch is looking better all the time. I'm backing up all my data to prepare for this.
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