[ltp] My Thinkpad has a voice now!

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 14:19:05 -0500

Michelle Klein-Hass wrote:
> Just a little note to let you all know that my ThinkPad has a voice. The good 
> guys at 4Front Technologies got sound working on my 600E in about 5 minutes, 
> thanks to their commercial version of OSS. I know there are other ways of 
> skinning this particular cat with 100% free software, but this was quick and 
> painless and solved the problem.
> I view the $15 the commercial version of OSS cost me as a donation towards 
> 4Front's continued work on the Free version of OSS and the Free audio player 
> XMMS. It was also a small way to thank the developers for their help getting 
> sound to work.
> One caveat: I have to load the commercial version of OSS manually after 
> starting up. It requires a single command after SU-ing to root: soundon. 
> That's OK: I need to be forced to deal with the command line more. This way, 
> I have to face up to the command line every day.

Why not just add the command to rc.local, so it's run at every boot up?