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SubjectOld hardware (was Re: [PATCH] Prevent trident driver from grabbing pcnet32 hardware)
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On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 23:52 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 05:42:10PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 23:00 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > CYBER5050 is discussed in ALSA bug #1293 (tester wanted).
> >
> > OK I set that bug to FEEDBACK, but it's open 5 months now and no
> testers
> > are forthcoming. I think if we don't find one as a result of this
> > thread we can assume no one cares about this hardware anymore.
>
> The majority of Linux users doesn't read linux-kernel...
>
> We might find users after the OSS driver is deprecated in a released
> kernel, or perhaps some months after it's removed from the kernel.
>
> This would match my current experiences regarding my suggested
> removal
> of some OSS drivers.

While we're on the topic, what *is* the best place to solicit hardware
donations for purposes of driver development?

I ask because the snd-nm256 driver is one that we know users have, but
the ALSA driver has never worked (sound OK but the machine frequently
locks up IIRC, see ALSA bug #305), and the device has been unavailable
for years. Basically these users are screwed if we can't get a hardware
sample, but I think that might mean someone has to give us a whole
laptop.

Lee

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