Re: Why I'm going back to windows from Suse.
From: Ruel Smith (NoWay_at_NoWhere.com)
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 22:45:59 -0400
On Tuesday May 04, 2004 10:26 pm, Cloud Burst vomitted:
> But I think it's ironic that my lovely Turtle Beach Montego
> sound card isn't supported by SuSE. So I can save a few $$
> by downloading and installing SuSE, but then I have to go
> out and buy a new sound card. And decent ones aren't cheap.
> They're more than SuSE.
The problem is, that it's not SuSE's fault. It's Voyetra's job to support
Linux, and not Linux's job to support Voyetra. The drivers that SuSE
includes are for the most common products to get SuSE Linux running on as
many machines as possible with little or no work. However, that means AC'97
onboard sound and Soundblaster cards, for the most part. This was done only
out of necessity so that Linux sound would work at all on some computers.
However, support for sound cards isn't the job of SuSE. Windows doesn't
support sound cards through anything Microsoft has done. Voyetra has
provided working basic drivers to Microsoft to include with Windows, and/or
they provided them via an included disk or internet download. Microsoft has
done nothing to support the sound.
If you want the card to work in Linux, you need to go to work on Voyetra and
convice them to support Linux.
It's Voyetra's job to support Linux, not SuSE's job to support Voyetra's
-- Big Daddy Ruel Smith SuSE Linux 9