[rescue] Perverse Question
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Mon Jun 9 19:07:32 CDT 2003
On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Mike Hebel wrote:
> > Did you try it out? No problems with playback?
> Yes I did and yes it works. Provided you remember three things:
> 1) You're not going to play 128k mp3s out of it. 28k ones worked ok
Ugh... most of my MP3s are 192k, and ultimately I want to play
vorbis files on it... (I have NO idea what the CPU impact of
vorbis is yet...)
> 2) The leaner the OS the better off you are. No X-Windows and mp3.
> Just won't work. mpg123 worked well though.
That's pretty much a no brainer for me.
> 3) Debian Sparc is your best friend on this. Do as lean a load as your
> can though.
I've shoehorned debian onto a 207MB drive with a 50MB swap and had
30 MB to spare, I can do that =)
> >>> However, because it uses the ISDN audio, the BSDs are out.
> Funny but IIRC the audio hardware on the LX is different than the others
> and is not ISDN but a separate chip. NetBSD should support it by now
> but like I said you need to check with the developers on it.
I'll check that out. I was under the impression from the supported
lists of the various OSs that it was the DBRI, but I could be wrong...
> Debian works well...
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