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Date:      Mon, 21 Oct 1996 23:40:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Jan Isley <jan@bagend.atl.ga.us>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: stupid sound card / cdrom question
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961021233933.4986W-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199610201716.NAA20975@bagend.atl.ga.us>

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On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Jan Isley wrote:

> I have FreeBSD running on my desk at work.  I want to be able to play
> audio CDs on it.  It has an IDE CDROM.  I have two sound cards at home
> that I can install in the system, a Sound Blaster 16 (matcd interface)
> and an Adaptec 1570.  Neither of these have an IDE interface.  Can I
> just get an appropriate audio cable to make these sound cards talk to
> the IDE CDROM to do audio?

Well, actually the ATAPI interface will tell the CD to play and you can
pipe the audio out the sound card, or hook up a pair of speakers out the
front headphone jack, if you drive has one.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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