USB sound

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 7 18:59:15 UTC 2013

On 10/07/2013 02:30 PM, R Kimber wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:49:33 -0400
> Ric Moore wrote:
>> If you are not using a HDA (High Def Audio) speaker setup, try turning
>> one or both off. Now, which is the USB sound device? You might also have
>> a HDA option in your bios. If it is not in use, turn it off. Ric
> I'm not using an HDA speaker setup, but I'm not sure that it's worth going
> down that route given that the same system used to recognise and work
> happily with a (different) USB sound device six months or so ago (I'm not
> sure exactly when it stopped working, since I don't use the USB playback
> all the time - I use it for audio editing, which I do intermittently).
> I used to have an Audiolab MDAC. This was recognised as a USB sound card
> and worked fine.  Last May I had to send it away for an upgrade.  When I
> tried the alternatives at some point later on (not at exactly the same
> time, and probably after quite a few Ubuntu software updates) I found that
> my Pioneer N-50 wasn't recognised, and since then my new Metrum Acoustics
> Octave MK II DAC also wouldn't work. Obviously, when I get the upgraded
> MDAC back I'll try that again, but I'm not holding my breath on that one
> (which is why I bought the Metrum).

All great. Now try turning off HDA.

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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