Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future

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To: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@...>
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Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:23 pm

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On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:

> On 06/15/2012 10:23 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:

Laptops and firewire in particular were always an iffy combination. Part
of why I went to Apple a while back was because they tended to have FW
ports, that being said I just ordered one of their new 'retina' laptops, we
will see how much I regret that later, that has no direct FW, but as
mentioned elsewhere in the thread there are thunderbolt to FW adaptors, and
that is what I am counting on. In this case I am likely to keep OS X on
the laptop for various reasons though.

On my desktop I just built a bit over 6 months ago IIRC, there is certainly
FW on it;) Still not to hard to find it on desktops. Was always a pain to
find laptops with it.

> Thanks, Thomas, I'll check out activity on those developments. Have

PCI-E yes, from RME if nothing else is my understanding, but I suspect a
few others by now. Thunderbolt, well the trick with that is likely to be
more an issue of support for Thunderbolt than anything, as audio interfaces
using it will likely show up as PCI-E interfaces is my bet. Then the same
old same old would apply, but from what I have heard thunderbolt support is
slow in stabilizing in Linux.

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On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Dave P=
hillips <dlphillips@woh.rr.com> wrote:
On 06/15/2012 10:23 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:

Firewire has always been rarer hardware.

Probably so, but both my older mobos support it, my older laptop had it, an=
d my (relatively) newer laptop does not. It has ports aplenty - USB, HDMI, =
multiformat card slot, etc - but no Firewire. Nothing I looked at had Firew=
ire it when I bought the laptop, and I did specifically look for it.

Laptops and firewire in particular were alw=
ays an iffy combination.=A0 Part of why I went to Apple a while back was be=
cause they tended to have FW ports, that being said I just ordered one of t=
heir new 'retina' laptops, we will see how much I regret that later=
, that has no direct FW, but as mentioned elsewhere in the thread there are=
thunderbolt to FW adaptors, and that is what I am counting on.=A0 In this =
case I am likely to keep OS X on the laptop for various reasons though.
On my desktop I just built a bit over 6 months ago IIRC, there is certa=
inly FW on it;)=A0 Still not to hard to find it on desktops.=A0 Was always =
a pain to find laptops with it.=A0

Thanks, Thomas, I'll check out activity on those developments. Have Lin=
ux-compatible audio/video devices appeared for PCI-E and Thunderbolt ?
PCI-E yes, from RME if nothing else is my underst=
anding, but I suspect a few others by now.=A0 Thunderbolt, well the trick w=
ith that is likely to be more an issue of support for Thunderbolt than anyt=
hing, as audio interfaces using it will likely show up as PCI-E interfaces =
is my bet.=A0 Then the same old same old would apply, but from what I have =
heard thunderbolt support is slow in stabilizing in Linux.
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[LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Jun 15, 1:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Jun 15, 2:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Jeremy Jongepier, (Mon Jun 18, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Jun 15, 2:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Jun 15, 3:23 pm)