Topic: RME & Linux
If I may, I'd like to confirm exactly what the RME options are with
respect to Linux users where (+) indicates Linux drivers do exist
and (-) indicates Linux drivers do NOT exist:
(+) Multiface II & HDSP CARDBUS
(+) Digiface & HDSP CARDBUS
(+) Multiface II & HDSP PCI card
(+) Digiface & HDSP PCI card
(-) Multiface II & HDSPe PCI card (pci express/pci-e)
(-) Digiface & HDSPe PCI card (pci express/pci-e)
(-) Fireface 400
(-) Fireface 800
Just to summarize: no Linux drivers for any Fireface product (which
I suspect has more to do with lawyers than anything else). However,
Linux drivers do exist for cardbus and PCI HDSP products.
Please forgive me if I overlook the obvious here, but is there any
chance us Linux folks will be able to use RME's HDSPe PCI card (PCI
Express/PCI-E)? Since there will never be any Fireface 800 in Linux
users' future, will we at least be able to use our PCI-E slots?
I'm itchin' to pull the trigger on some RME product, but just wanna
get my facts straight before parting with any of my "hard earned."