Linux saved my life again

During the last summer holidays, my dad accidentally made my laptop falled onto the floor. The LCD display has been broken even the super strong Thinkpad shield had nothing. As I needed to work a little bit, I have just extracted the SSD from the laptop (one screw on the Thinkpads :) ), mounted it into a external SATA/USB cable, booted it from my girlfriend laptop and YEAH, I had all my desktop and apps running from the USB disk in 5 mn!

Believe me, it is only possible with a Linux based system because it never bothers on what machine it is run on :)

Linux, I love you!

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M-Audio Fast Track Pro and Quattro special features now enabled for Linux

EDIT: Thanks to Takashi Iwai, the patch has been applied to the Linux kernel sound branch and merged from the 3.1 version and the then mainstream.

A few month ago, I was looking for a 24 bits driver for the Fast Track Pro included in the TC-202.

I found a patch for the 2.6.31 kernel on Joe Giampaoli's blog which were written first by Pavel Polischouk. It added some quirks to the snd-usb-audio driver enabling 24 bits, 96 kHz and other special features for the FTP. Then, I adapted it for 2.6.33 RT and published it.

Now that the kernel 2.6.39 includes almost all of the realtime functions - like threaded IRQs for example - I decided to produce the same ...

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