[LAU] tips for beginners

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Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Hi all,

I've been lurking around a few weeks now as I get my feet wet in the world
of linux audio. I find it very difficult to get off the ground, to be
honest. I dusted off an older PC that I had used for audio in the MS Windows
environment and carved out a partition for fedora 11 with the real-time
kernel from PlanetCCRMA. OS install went off without a hitch as did
installing the new kernel. That's just about where "easy" stopped.

I have a list of things I'd like to ask about but I think I'll just start
off simple. Silly me thought I could plug speakers into the output of the
2496 and I'd be able to hear (and eventually *make*) glorious music -- no
such luck. So, onto my first issue:

I check what the system sees
$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [au8810 ]: au8810 - Aureal Vortex au8810
Aureal Vortex au8810 at 0xfea80000 irq 21
1 [M2496 ]: ICE1712 - M Audio Audiophile 24/96
M Audio Audiophile 24/96 at 0xdf80, irq 22

... so far so good

Now, I just want to use the sound preferences dialog and make sure the
system is using the 2496 as main output. Problem is, although both the 8810
and 2496 are present in the "Capture" tab, only the 8810 is available from
the "Playback" tab.

Actually _hearing_ the music aside, I decided to try my luck with JACK.
Funny enough, I was able to get a rudimentary JACK infrastructure passing
xmms audio over to ardour2 (was a small tutorial I found) ... still, no
sound from the speakers though ;-)

Could anyone here possibly help or point me to a resource that can?

Thanks in advance,

David

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[LAU] tips for beginners, David Santamauro, (Tue Jan 5, 5:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, David Adler, (Tue Jan 5, 6:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, David Santamauro, (Tue Jan 5, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, David Adler, (Tue Jan 5, 6:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Jan 5, 7:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, David Santamauro, (Tue Jan 5, 7:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, rosea grammostola, (Tue Jan 5, 5:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] tips for beginners, David Santamauro, (Tue Jan 5, 6:06 pm)