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

From: Luis Alberto
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Removal of linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:48:26 -0500

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Brian Brazil <address@hidden> wrote:
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.

Please don't missunderstand, the point of this is to gain time while we figure this out.
After this is fixed i'll will go ahead even if the result shows that my sound card uses non free software.
If my sound card doesn't work with free software, i'll change it.

I want *only* free software on my computer, as the rest of us.

Luis Alberto

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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