Trust SC-5500p USB soundcard on AA1?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by andychurchill, Jan 9, 2009.

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    andychurchill

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    Hi,

    I've got a family gathering happening in a few months, and I've been tasked with providing the music for the night. In the past I've done this with my (now b0rked) windows laptop hooked to a stereo via a USB soundcard (which has mysteriously disappeared since we moved house), running winamp and playing randomly through a selection of mp3s I've decided would be right for each stage of the night.

    However, as previously said laptop is now b0rked, and I'm reluctant to a) drag my huge monster of a (windows vista) PC to the party or b) rely on totally premixed cds playing randomly on a stereo, or c) taking my decks with me, lots of cds and physically mix a playlist on the night, meaning more time behind the decks than doing family socialising, I am now looking at the AA1 as a potential life saver.

    I tried hooking up the built in soundcard to my stereo, and to my ears it sounded like it was going to distort if I turned up the volume on the stereo too high, so that idea quickly went out the window.

    So, the actual problem:

    I have borrowed a USB soundcard off a friend, and I'm wondering if I can get it working on my tweaked AA1 (advanced desktop enabled, firefox 3, and so on).

    It's a Trust SC-5500p external soundcard. I had a look on their site, and unsurprisingly they're very windows biassed in terms of software/drivers/support, but I hope someone on here will be able to point me in the right direction in getting it to work on the AA1.

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
    andychurchill, Jan 9, 2009
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    daldred

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    This thread talks about the lack of USB sound support in Linpus, and points you to another thread which tells you what you can do about it.
     
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    andychurchill

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    ta - followed the instructions and it appears that it recognises the USB soundcard when plugged in according to a command I typed in and saw it listing a usb device attached, so I guess I now need to try some dj mixing or playlisting software that allows me to pick the soundcard to use so that i can test it :) Plenty of them to look through now, so thats the next step. :)
     
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    Since your usb device seems to be working I suggest to give the build in card a 2nd chance. I found that in both cases for possible hacks, kernel replacement on linpus and other distro, the sound of the internal card has improved a lot! Except for hifi enthusiasts or audio professionals the quality should be ok. I dont know what acer did to the sound driver to make it that bad...
     
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