I have two Ubuntu computers, one running 8.04 and the other running 9.04.
Since Ubuntu is said to offer a RT kernel and a version that has been
customized for audio work, I was surprised to find that it is not so easy to
configure audio in Ubuntu. Debian recognized my SoundBlaster audigy card
immediately and used it. For Ubuntu the small app that is supposed to select
the sound card doesn't seem to do anything.
So I started asking questions of Google and found that there are a number of
people who are having difficulty configuring Soundblaster on Ubuntu. It
looks to be a chronic problem.
Aside from that SlashDot.org had a link to this last week, although it seems
to be vintage 2007.
There is a map of Linux Audio Applications that looks to be useful
documentation. Any comments on the rather critical note ?
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