Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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It's NOT the Driver.
by Z on Thu 25th Sep 2003 03:29 UTC

EUGENIA. It's not a limitation of ALSA or the sound driver. It's the sound chip. Those crappy VIA chips do real-time mixing through DirectX under Windows. It mixes in SOFTWARE, as do most cheapo-crap sound chips these days. A Yamaha, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, SB Live, or Envy 24 (not the HT) can do mixing in harware. Other chips can as well. If you must have R/T mixing on a crappy chip like the VIA, then buy 4-Front's drivers from They have a real-time software mixer that works pretty well with all cards.