Re: [LAD] Kontakt sampler format (and others like EXS24)

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On Wed, September 5, 2012 9:53 am, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 10:18:46AM -0700, Len Ovens wrote:
>> It does happen. ethernet cards used to only come with windows drivers...
>> then all of a sudden they started to come with Linux drivers... when is
>> the last time you found a NIC without Linux support?
> Do they come with Linux drivers on CD with the card?  My experience is
> that the drivers are bundled with the kernel and someone has done a lot
> of reverse engineering to get a functional FOSS driver.

The last three NICs I bought had a Linux directory on the cd/floppy with
kernel drivers for the card. I suspect the card manufactures did not
create the drivers but just lifted them from the work already done for
free, but it was there. I did not have to use those drivers though as the
system I had just worked with the kernel I had.  I can't say who did the
actual work or how... just that it seems NICs are no longer a problem...
perhaps networking is so important to computer work that there are more
FOSS devs willing to work on the drivers than there are for odd audio

Len Ovens

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