Advanced topics are FYI only. This chapter describe some additional things to improve subject sound quality, something worth exploring if you are interested. This section is a work in progress and is not finished yet. Please check back after a few weeks.
This is a quick start guide summarising the steps to download, install and configure Snakeoil OS.
Native DSD is another way of playing DSD material on your Snakeoil PC. Traditionally, DSD data is wrapped in PCM and sent to the DAC. This method is commonly known as DSD over PCM (DoP).
A newer method is to send the raw DSD data directly to your DAC. This is called native DSD, and is only supported by some DACs.
This is a step by step walkthough on how to setup the BIOS for a Jetway NF9C motherboard to make sure it'd work with Snakeoil.
So you tried your hand in building your own custom kernel and it fails. Fret not as it is extremely easy to get it back to a working state. You just need to connect your keyboard and monitor back and change the boot sequence manually.
A disk partition in simple terms means a "slice" of your HDD/SSD. Partitioning allow you to split up your SSD into multiple sections. For more information about partitions, refer to this excellent wikipedia article.
This section will describe how to partition your main OS media from within Ubiquity installer.Partitioning is a process that will remove all the files on the areas you're working on. Please make sure all the information data are already copied to a safe location (i.e. backed up) before you continue with partitioning.
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Uploading kernel wouldn't work when you are using persistent USB.
If you're using Squeezelite with LMS, you can configure SnakeoilOS as a 2 PC setup, where one machine runs only the Logitech Media Server, and the other runs only the Squeezelite client.
This is a good guide to build a RT based kernel: Linky
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The stock kernel included in every ISO only supports a limited range of computer hardware. This is a deliberate choice because the stock kernel will support > 80% of all computers. Supporting everything risk degrading sound quality. All is not lost if the stock ISO image don't work for your computer hardware. You can re-author (modify) the ISO with a kernel tailored to your machine. This chapter describes the process.