Suggestion for multi-function printer/scanner was Re: TWO QUESTIONS
alfred.s at nexicom.net
Sun Jan 21 10:58:46 UTC 2007
Look into a C-Media Card, for sound. This PCI card, has 2, 4 or 6
Channels, in Sterio. Input lines can act as Outputs. Ubuntu supports it
pretty well. The cost is under $20.00 in most places. It also works very
well in MS-Windows, in-case you are doing a Multi-Boot. In MS-Windows it
has numerous Effects included. I think there is even a Linux Driver for
it, from the Manufacturer.
On Sat, 2007-20-01 at 23:31 -0500, G Williams Webmaster Ubuntuvoice.com
> F. Rodriguez wrote:
> > That's why I mentioned linuxprinting.org - to be checked *before*
> > buying any printer. Specifically:
> > http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi Is indicates your printer being "mostly" supported:
> > http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-LaserJet_1018
> Thanks for your wisdom.
> But lets be clear. I bought the printer as a windows printer. I did
> check the hardware list and it says if you read it, that its supported
> *somewhat* in edgy not in Dapper. Leads me to my comment about I really
> don't need printer full time and why a non elegant workaround suits me
> I installed the cups driver and its detected in Dapper now and runs via
> samba from my wife's windows machine.
> I think your confusing me for the person who wrote the original
> comment. I was just throwing out a work around and some opinions. I
> am checking hardware compatibility quite a bit more for sound recording
> and the like.
> The good thing to note is that most of the older hardware works. I
> mean for me that would mean a multichannel audio card that someone is
> practically giving away on Ebay or a couple of soundblasters.
> I learned about the hardware compatibility thing when I decided my
> efforts were going to be mostly in Linux so I dual booted with windows
> until I could test out my hardware. The first problem was the ATI
> driver. I felt like someone had turned out the lights. Finally got
> that going, then messed around with ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu.
> I was even considering other distros at one point. Heck, I did not
> want to compile kernels for realtime or latency. It turns out if your
> running a lot of live effects and multi channel, yeah, well fine.
> Otherwise the little projects I run, just fine using audacity and some
> The point I am getting to is consider not only the hardware but the
> advice. I could be still searching to figure out what ALSA supports
> and does not. Some of the stuff there is a little obtuse and requires
> interpretation. You end up needing help for the help you just got.
> Speak English or whatever it is you speak, forget geek for a moment
> I checked out the hardware compatibility. For most of the stuff I am
> interested in Linux does just fine. It burns CDs, my scanner is
> working, I got the printer to run - somehow, but mostly I know that I
> can get a $40 soundblaster and start recording with it - should I have
> the work. In the meantime my USB headset works well enough for testing
> and I don't need to hook up my sound board or my mics just yet.
> I am toying with using quality USB soundcards that look like pen drives
> in place of a multichannel card. For playing live I intend to get a
> couple of cheap used computers, and should one go dark on me, give
> up, I pull the sound cards from it, fire up my back up machine and
> leave my wires in place on the soundboard. I haven't come to a final
> conclusion, but seems worth a try.
> So the first thing I did was check hardware, and its the reason I
> decided on linux. I can run sound for Dj work for far less than what
> the applications cost me in Windows. (Mixmeister $299 USD) My
> soundblaster xfi that I ordered with the main computer I use, my Dell,
> will probably have support by April or so they are saying. Since I am
> not running my machines for live work yet, I am keeping an eye on the
> When ubuntustudio comes out, I will probably have made my choices.
> Your right though. You should know your options.
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