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Re: News?
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2021, 05:25:41 am »
You're right. As for audio, you could use a cheap USB sound device. I'm using my AMD graphic card with Kernel 5.4.

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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2021, 11:31:04 am »
So I did get a response from Raptor (thank you for the help with that), this is what they said:
Quote from: Raptor Support
... we have not been wanting to give a date only to have it pushed back again as the latest supply chain cut or manufacturing delay happens. That said, we have a *tentative* in-stock date of August 2021 at this point, without any known blockers that would delay it further.

So there's some good news at least, with it (hopefully) only being a few months away. I've waited this long, so I might as well wait a bit longer ;)

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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2021, 12:45:43 pm »
That's very good news for you. Fingers crosed :)

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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2021, 03:55:05 pm »
You're right. As for audio, you could use a cheap USB sound device. I'm using my AMD graphic card with Kernel 5.4.
Hey MPC, but do you still use kernel 5.4 today?

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« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2021, 05:07:22 pm »
Yes, correct

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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2021, 05:53:22 pm »
The integrated audio on the Blackbird is weak on lows and bass, and the mic input needs to be turned all the way up seemingly. So you're not missing much in that regard. Like you, I am patiently awaiting more Blackbird stock. It would be neat if RCS could share which parts are holding up the process, so at least we could monitor component stock through customs channels. Its a shame that these made-in-USA boards all use parts from overseas anyway.

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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2021, 06:07:29 pm »
That's a handy little comparison chart.

Thanks for this feedback

The integrated audio on the Blackbird is weak on lows and bass, and the mic input needs to be turned all the way up seemingly.

I'm using the Soundblaster X-Fi USB device

Output:   Talos II -> USB cable -> X-Fi -> S/PDIF (fibre optic, digital) -> Harmon Kardon AV system -> B&W DM604

Input: Rode lapel mic -> TRRS / 3.5mm converter -> 1/4" converter -> X-FI -> USB -> Talos II

It is working really well

For digital output to S/PDIF you don't need expensive hardware, any USB-to-S/PDIF device is satisfactory

Output is easy, but for microphone input, every component is significant.
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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2021, 01:40:38 pm »
Yes, correct
I suppose you are doing this because if I remember correctly when Kernel 5.6 came out you started having audio problems via HDMI from the GPU. But haven't you tried with the latest versions and compiling a kernel with 4k pages in order to get the GPU working properly and see how the audio is now? It is a pity that for such a thing you have to remain anchored to an old kernel ... For example, I realized that up to version 5.6.19, the web cam through applications usable through browsers for example, did not work. As soon as I used newer Kernel versions like 5.10, the web cam started working fine, so they added or updated drivers to use this feature. And I think that, like this one, also others so it is a pity that we must remain tied to kernels that are now outdated in my opinion ...

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Re: News?
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2021, 02:14:45 pm »
The page size doesn’t make any difference.

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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2021, 05:05:44 pm »
If I do not set the page size in 4K, Linux does not start with the Navi 10 GPU, we have already seen it some time ago with our friend Pocock, even the latest Kernel Fedora, which people like TLE, have made work with Nano GPU , it doesn't work for me with Navi 10, I have to set the page in 4K and from that moment in fact the Kernels compile them myself and they go great.

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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2021, 05:51:43 pm »
I was reading something elsewhere and happend upon some raptor news:

https://nitter.net/RaptorCompSys/status/1435510763402244105