From soundcard to Audacity — 5 Comments

  1. Ah, the love/hate relationship with Pulse Audio goes on. Cause of most sound problems in Linux although some are just knowing the right settings. Admittedly in can be a poke and hope situation at times. The good thing is that Linux based Operating systems like Mint will always have the settings somewhere that will correct a sound problem when it crops up. The trick is to find the correct setting.
    Kory – One thing to keep in mind though is that just shy of 99% of all Windows systems came with Windows preinstalled so it’s pretty much guaranteed that everything works out of the box. Give a user a PC with a blank hard drive and a Windows install disk however and see what happens. 😉

  2. What I meant by my previous comment was that a fresh install of Windows is bound to have as many problems with sound as a fresh install of Linux Mint for example. Should have said that in the first place. Head’s not working right.

  3. One of the little quirks of Linux is the necessity occasionally to do a lot of research to fix something. Often it is a simple fix, but the odd time I come across a problem with tons of solutions, none of which works. It at times like these that I post my hard-to-find solution here, partly as a record for my own sake, and partly to offer a little help to others.

  4. Thanks, thanks, thanks. What an elegant and simple solution. I’ve just installed Mint 11 on a old Dell Inspiron 1300 I picked up for cheap. I had originally replaced the WinXP with Mint 9. Version 11 seems kinda slow with older machines. I may end up switching back to 9 or trying 10. Anywho, your posting was just what the doctor ordered for my audacity/recording issue.

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