Suggestion for multi-function printer/scanner was Re: TWO QUESTIONS

Alfred alfred.s at
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
> F. Rodriguez wrote:
> > That's why I mentioned - to be checked *before* 
> > buying any printer. Specifically:
> > Is indicates your printer being "mostly" supported:
> >
> >   
> 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 
> fine.
> 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 
> plugins.
> 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 
> please.
> 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 
> situation.
> When ubuntustudio comes out,   I will probably have made my choices.    
> Your right though.   You should know your options.

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