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Re: [gNewSense-users] Removal of linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Removal of linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 20:08:31 +0100

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Peter and Jesse <address@hidden> wrote:

Please do not recommend the installation of non-free software. Avoiding updates is also unwise.


On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 10:33 -0700, Peter and Jesse wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I've also lost my sound. I'm using a GA-K8VM800M (Rev 1.x) with an
> > integrated Realtek ALC655 Audio AC'97 Codec. Aparently, the Realtek
> > ALC655 depends on some non-free stuff. What to do? Should I buy a sound
> > card listed here: ? How do I
> > know that it will work without linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24? Is anyone on
> > this list using a sound card that is still working in gNS 2.0?
> >
> > I'll appreciate any help I can get.
> >
> > Eric...
> Until we figure this out, I suggest that folks don't go out and buy new
> hardware. It seems that free drivers have been deleted as well as
> nonfree drivers. I do have a sound card listed in the FSF site that
> uses the snd-intel8x0 driver, which is contained in the
> linux-ubuntu-modules package
> (
> As Brian said, someone needs to go through this package and take out
> all the nonfree drivers before we can put it back in the repository.
> It's too bad this just came out now. A lot of new folks who just found
> out about gNewSense through the 2.0 release are going to get turned off
> by not having sound.
>  Peter Stevenson
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