Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sun May 8 10:28:40 PDT 2005

On Sun, 08 May 2005 15:28:59 +0200, Emiel Kollof wrote:

> viniosity wrote:
>>>True for TV stuff like lacking get MythTV works, but DVD, xvid/divx and
>>>any codecs work great with FreeBSD. If I want a PVR, I would grab Linux
>>>or Windows instead any of BSD. As for movies like DVD or whatever, any
>>>BSD work fine just like Linux.
>> Can BSD play sound from multiple sources at the same time?  Linux has a
>> problem with that..
> DFBSD and FreeBSD can, in fact. On FreeBSD-5, all you need to set is 2
> sysctls, and just use /dev/dsp. On FreeBSD4 and DFBSD, you can set the
> same sysctls, but then you need to use /dev/dsp0.1 for one app, and
> /dev/dsp0.2 for another.
> I don't know 'm by heart, but doing sysctl -a | grep vchan will show
> them for you. Set the one that's set to 1 to 4 and you're golden. Oh,
> and make sure the /dev entries exist.
>>>Beagle requires Mono too, which will not work on FreeBSD 4.x at all. It
>>>might be work on DragonFly since it now has TLS, 1:1 thread library and
>>>etc. But, it's very possible that there are few things left that to
>>>need to be add few stuff like ttyname_r()[1], functions in libc,
>>>userlands and etc.
> I have no idea what Beagle is other than that it's akin to GNOME
> somehow.

> Almost everyone that knows me knows I'm a KDE user anyway (and KDE works
> beautifully on DragonFly).

Beagle or any Mono/C# apps aren't part of GNOME default desktop yet, so
the default GNOME should be easy to get work with DragonFly easy unless
it's already works. Only missing part in FreeBSD GNOME is gnomemeeting and
gnome-volume-manager (required HAL).


> Cheers,
> Emiel

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