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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:04
wireless stuff and the sound drivers were shaky!!! sometimes the sound would completly cut out and all hell would break loose and right after a youtube vid would play the last 2 seconds of the audio would be stuck repeating itself for 2 minutes then would stop. that was the wierdest thing ever....among the other problems of the audio just sounding god awful and I know it was the distro/package problem becuase in windows the sound worked perfectly and sound much clearer and better. This was 2 years ago so I hope they have fixed something by now!!!!!!
Seems faster than opensuse boots faster too
Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:46
Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:38
LOL that is wierd.... I have an Audigy 2 and it didn't work worth a crap in Ubuntu!!! but that was like 3 yrs ago LOL
Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:43
I've been using GNU/Linux for a good seven years now, and emu10k1 has always worked for various soundblaster based chips.
Which version of the Audigy 2 do you have?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:36
wow lucky punk... I had a lot of problems with it
Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:39
No point reminiscing, give it a try today and see if it works now I'd be very surprised if an Audigy 2 chipset didn't work OOTB in GNU/Linux in the present. In fact it should be easier than Windows. In Windows you'd have to select the optional Windows update for the driver, or manually hunt it down in your web browser to get it working. Then you'd have to install it and reboot ten times (as normal with Windows lol).
Posted 24 September 2012 - 18:33
Yeah, fedora was one of the first distros to move to systemd.
Funny you mention sound. My Audigy 2 front panel jack isn't detected and doesn't work in Windows, but it works out of the box in GNU/Linux. I also have to manually download my Wireless driver and install it in Windows 7 yet it works OOTB in Linux.
It's weird because years ago Linux was more difficult to setup drivers, now it's Windows lol. Things just work automagically for me. The kernel automatically detects and loads the required modules for my hardware. I wonder if Windows will ever do that
Is it using systemd? I've noticed a speed increase since migrating arch from sysvinit to systemd.
On the question of distro, I'd have to say a rolling release one like Arch or Gentoo. I can't stand the pain-in-the-arse 6 month upgrade cycle.