OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

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wingfeather
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OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

Postby wingfeather » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:47 am

Hi there,

I'm trying to use OSS on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE with my Lynx TWO-B card. However, OSS 4.2 build 2000 doesn't seem to include the lynxtwo driver - ossdetect doesn't detect any valid cards. I'm a bit of a newbie though, so I might be wrong about things.

Is this a proper bug?

Thanks!

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Re: OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

Postby wingfeather » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:18 am

Oh, and just to say, I am using the binary package, not building from source. I know lynx drivers aren't open source.

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Re: OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

Postby cesium » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:34 pm

The ports version doesn't include the Lynx driver (not opened source yet). Perhaps a binary version from the 4front site will work? (Otherwise, write to 4front and ask them to compile one).

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Re: OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

Postby wingfeather » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:25 pm

Hi cesium, thanks for your reply.

As I said, I'm using the binary package, is definitely not in there. I have a Gentoo machine with a lynx two card in it, and OSS works on that. I had a look, and the linux package includes some lynx two-specific files. There's a lynxtwo.c file in there, amongst others. Not so in the FreeBSD package.

I've written to 4front to see if it will be possible to support FreeBSD - any idea if the driver would require fundamental reworking to run?

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Re: OSS 4.2-b2000 with a Lynx TWO-B

Postby cesium » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:06 pm

Sorry, but I have no idea... I can't see the source anymore then you can**. However, the OSS drivers should be system-independent behind the OS-wrapper layer, so I think it should be workable. Btw, You may wish to write to the oss-devel mailing list, if the 4front address doesn't give a reply.

** (If you look in the old forum's archive, you'll find that some people did manage to get an NDA and look there).


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