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Re: why my sound card doesn't work

* shawn wilson <ag4ve.us@gmail.com> [101213 01:35]:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Long Wind <longwind2009@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a P4 motherboard, which has intel integrated audio
> > It works fine in Windows XP
> > but in etch, there's no sound

I never have been able to get Intel integrated audio working under

But there is an economical way to have trouble-free high-quality
sound:  purchase a USB interface (aka "USB sound card").

The Lexicon "Alpha" (which uses USB 1.0 and is "drop-and-drag") can be
had for about US$65 including postage.  I have not yet tried the
Alpha, but it's larger brother, the "Omega", works on several Debian
systems (Etch, Squeeze) and requires nothing more than a two-line
.asound file.

There are many nice things about a USB sound card such as the
Lexicon Alpha or Omega:

    => You can use a single card with different computers, including

    => The ADC/DAC typically are of better quality and much quieter
    than those which you find on a PCI card.  

    => You get servo-balanced inputs and outputs, which means that you
    can be free of hum even with extremely long cable runs.

    => You get XLR input connectors, which means that you can use
    professional microphones.  (Because of panel space limitations,
    LINE OUT connectors typically are 1/4-inch phone plug, TRS.)

    => You get mechanical LINE and MICROPHONE input level controls;
    these provide mixing capability.

    => You get a mechanical LINE output level control.

    => You get a headphone output jack with a mechanical volume

Check out a broadcast supplier such as www.bswusa.com or


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