[haiku] Re: Use BeOS Drivers

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 23:36:29 +0200 CEST

> Hello
> 
> is it still possible to use BeOS drivers in Haiku?
> 
> I tried to use a soundcard driver (CS4236) but it´s only working with 
> BeOS.
> 
> First I placed the driver in the "bin" folder and linked it to 
> /dev/audio (I tried different folder names) but nothing happens.
>  
> "User drivers"
> /boot/home/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin
> /boot/home/config/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/audio
> 
> In the second try I placed the driver here (see below) the same 
> result. 
> 
> "Administrator drivers"
> /boot/beos/system/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin
> /boot/beos/system/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dev/audio
> 

It's likely a pre-multi_audio driver (R4 (R3?) API).

find -type c /dev/audio

if you see
/dev/audio/old/cs.../0

then it's an old API driver.
While it should still load and publish devices, the legacy media node 
that is supposed to use it is not finished.

If you see
/dev/audio/multi/cs../0
then it's an R5 multi_audio, but Haiku has a different version of 
multi_audio, so it might not work either...

Does this driver come with source ?

Where did you find it ?

François.



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