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Re: Sound on Alpha?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Sound on Alpha?
- From: "Michael R. Magin" <mmagin_(_at_)_illigal_(_dot_)_ge_(_dot_)_uiuc_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 04:25:43 -0600
- Reply-to: mmagin_(_at_)_uiuc_(_dot_)_edu
On Thu, Nov 05, 1998 at 03:21:43PM -0800, J. Joseph Max Katz wrote:
> I'm 90% sure the answer is no, but do we do sound on the
> Alpha UDB/Multia? If they're going for $99, and the
> sound works, they'd be perfect for what I have in mind....
> (think car-based mp3 player. Small, and w/ PCMCIA I can
> easily swap HDs with tunes back and forth...)
If I'm not mistaken this wouldn't be too hard, _once_ there
is support for ISA dma, which is not a trival undertaking, AFAIK.
Also, I beleive the PCMCIA slots are type I/II (not thick enough to
hold laptop harddrives) --- external scsi II narrow drives would be
a better bet.
Besides, The sound quality isn't that good. (I used to run Linux/Alpha
on my UDB).
 And it's just aweful to use if you don't disconnect the internal
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