iBook G3: status of 2.6.5

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Wed Mar 31 11:36:22 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 01:51, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 09:37, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 01:03, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is there a working ALSA driver or I have to use the OSS one?
> > >
> > > I'm not sure how well the Alsa driver will work, it works pretty badly
> > > for me on the tipb 1Ghz, though the dmasound (oss) one works fine.
> >
> > ALSA works better than dmasound on the same machine here... must be a
> > configuration issue on your end. :)
> Really weird. I talked to the xine maintainer, and it really seems
> like the "clacs" I hear duing DVD playback are caused by the Alsa
> driver (though it does acheive better lip sync), while dmasound
> has proper sound quality, but incorrect sync...

I'll admit that I don't watch DVDs on my TiBook, so that's not part of
my testing. And xine indeed seems to trigger obscure bugs in ALSA. I
believe some have only been fixed for the upcoming 1.0.4 release.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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