[ardour-users] A decent sound card for Ardour

John Emmas johne53 at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 11:23:58 PST 2007

Just going off topic for a moment - is anyone here using OpenSUSE?

Frustrated with having paid £300 for a new sound card, only to find that
Ubuntu still won't work with it, I decided to try a copy of OpenSUSE 10.2
that I got free with a magazine.  My first impressions were quite good - it
recognised my sound card, though admittedly it still wouldn't play any
sound..!  When I try to play a sound file I get a message along the lines
"Unable to start playback - device is busy".  I'm just using Amarok for the
moment.  I haven't installed Ardour yet.  However, Jack seems to be
pre-installed (it wasn't installed by Ubuntu) and in fact, most of my
hardware devices were found & configured a lot better than Ubuntu handled
them.  OpenSuse seems to have a more 'polished' feel about it, to my
uneducated eyes.

I was just wondering if it might be worth switching to OpenSUSE or maybe
some other distro?


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