Have I made a terrible mistake?

  • Mesa Virga
Posted: Sat, 09/19/2009 - 20:48
Sorry, this is going to sound like a rant but I really do want to get this working. My previously gentoo-base studio machine died, and I've had to rebuild with hardware sufficiently different to warrant a reinstall. Not wanting to go down the path of several days of compilation I thought that 64studio might be a good way to go. I am using the 3.0 beta3 so maybe this is my issue. So far I have been plagued by problems: My rt2500 WiFi card is not recognised. I can't seem to find exactly which sources are used for my kernel. Even if I was to find the sources, I can't find any references to the .config file used by the 64studio developers so I can grab this and modify it. JACK won't start. Ardour won't see my Tascam US-428 under the ALSA drivers (it does appear in /proc/asound/cards). I can't actually tell if ALSA knows I have the 428 (and thus four input ports). I'm getting nowhere fast. I have managed to download the linux headers claimed to be the ones needed by module-assistant to create the rt2500 driver, but m-a still fails. I guess I need the full kernel sources (plus that .config). I'm confused as to why this seems so much more complex than under the supposedly geek-oriented gentoo. Sorry for the whinge, is there a comprehensive source of documentation for this kind of thing somewhere I have missed?

Thanks

  • Mesa Virga
  • 09/19/09
  • Sun, 09/20/2009 - 20:27
Thanks, Quentin. I've currently reverted to Gentoo because I'm in a hurry to get productive again (paradox!) - but I intend to keep an eye on 64studio to see if there comes a good point to switch over.

Kernel

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 09/20/2009 - 18:03
Hi Mesa Virga, We are alpha testing a new kernel, coming to the beta repositories soon. A lot of the up to now unsupported wireless interfaces are supported, so it will be a welcome addition to 3.0 Watch this space...

Update

  • Mesa Virga
  • 09/19/09
  • Sat, 09/19/2009 - 20:50
Err, sorry, not used to the formatting here - I did have carriage returns between my list of problems.