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Just a bit of kernel magic
by butters on Mon 6th Dec 2004 13:16 UTC

The problem is that there's lots of kernel patches around that haven't made their way into the mainline kernel yet. It seems that LinuxCertified has done a pretty good job of wedging swsusp2 into the FC2 kernel. I've found that there's no better magic for Centrino machines than the -cko patchset (with reiser4, vesa-tng, fbsplash, swsusp2, lirc, etc). This has Con Kolivas' staircase process scheduler rewrite and the cfq i/o scheduler. Get it here:

Patch right on top of vanilla 2.6.9 from ACPI has been a charm for me since 2.6.0-test6, and this is a Dell Inspiron with serious BIOS issues. Framebuffer console has been pretty buggy, but vesa-tng fixes that.

Sound synthesis/mixing is one area where FOSS is truly lacking at the moment. Artsd development is heading for a dead end; who knows what those Enlightenment hippies have been cooking for the past 4 or so years of E17 development, especially now that GNOME dropped the ESD. We have ALSA attacking the problem from the bottom and GStreamer from the top.. who knows where they'll meet. is rooting for GStreamer, although I've personally never gotten it to work, even under GNOME 2.8. But open source is all about sex appeal, and the ALSA project hasn't had any since they merged into the kernel source tree.