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If I didn't dislike mickeysoft so much on principle, and if I didn't have so much time "invested" in Linux, I would bite the bullet and use Xp. Twelve years old and it is still does somethings better than latest the versions of Linux.
Not to shamelessly plug M$ but XP is a legacy OS that is not supported any longer. Windows 7 and 8 (yes I said 8, just get over the fugly Start Screen and new controls and you'll be fine) work very well and haven't changed any system requires since Vista was out.
What audio hardware do you have? Build 2007 and 2008 should work a lot better now for many sound cards. 2007 added proper support for the Xonar (ASUS rebranded Oxygen HD) series finally.
Sigmatel stac9221 A1 card (HD).
There also HDMI sound on the Nvidia card, but I've never been able to get it to work in Linux. Works great in Xp, out of the box, no muss, no fuss.
Xp-sp3 support will end sometime in April of next year. Win7 is bascially Vista-service pack whatever number, but it is what Vista should have been in the first place and is now, by far, the most popular vision of windows. Win 8.1 will be released in... IIRC, October as a free upgrade to win8.
Regardless, win7 or win8 do not do anything I find worthwhile and to get some of the older windows software I like and use to work in win7, I would have to jump through similar hoops as I do now to get the same software to work in Linux.
Last edited by cwizardone; 08-18-2013 at 10:04 AM.
I'll gamble that 3.9.0 to 3.9.3 are not going to work for you either... so are you
saying that EVERY kernel prior to 3.9.x worked well for you? if yes, then i would
say that you have found a legitimate bug with the combination of your sound chipset
I do not think your bug is the same as that described in the RH buglist.
BTW I have found this page helpful for the chipset I mentioned earlier...you may find a similar page at alsa site for your chipset.