March 02, 2006

Good sound at last!

Sounds was one of the sticking points with myself and Linux.

It seems I've finally got it working (without the nasty static noise in the back). Special thanks to the esound daemon (by the Enlightenment desktop people) for the happiness!

"Come On! Feel the Illinoise! :)

Posted by TheIdeaMan at March 2, 2006 03:28 PM | TrackBack

Nice to see you getting along well w/ linux these days. I swap between win xp and ubuntu pretty frequently, and I like most everything about linux except that its apps sometimes lack that last bit of "polish" of windows apps like photoshop, winamp, and trillian. also eclipse runs quite a bit faster on win xp, even though I dual boot both OS on the same machine...

Posted by: Brade at March 2, 2006 06:09 PM

woohoo for you! only a strong man can.

Posted by: soofyan rox at March 2, 2006 06:34 PM


I use Eclipse regularly and have actually thought it was fast. :) What JVM are you using? I'm running Blackdown's JDK v1.4.2.03. Portage (Gentoo's wonderful compiling installer) did all the dirty work for me, so I have no idea how it was compiled or even what the configuration is. :} One possible speed difference is that Portage did compile the JDK from scratch (as it does with most things), so that (as well as Eclipse) are compiled for my specific architecture. That may have a lot to do with it.

What JDK or JRE are you using?

Posted by: Benjamin at March 3, 2006 01:52 PM

Hmmm, I'm running JDK 5.0 straight from sun's website (in both win and linux). and BTW when I installed eclipse off of synaptic, it was even slower. so I removed it and just copied the tar files directly--now it's faster but still lags a little behind windows. It may have to do with writing to the same file location as I use on windows, since I mount my windows partition. but I remember testing it first on my linux partition and twas still slow--the slowness being evident in the various but useful code-highlighting madness that eclipse does for you.

Posted by: Brade at March 3, 2006 04:22 PM
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