[AG-TECH] USB audio products

Vine, Derek A Derek.Vine at usd.edu
Tue Mar 13 13:15:22 CDT 2007

Taking a look at USB sound cards, I see that the Sound Blaster that is recommended on the hardware page of the accessgrid.org is no longer in production.  I have found the following, option http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=206&product=10702 has anyone had any experience with this, or can recommend another USB sound card that plays well with Rat?


Derek Vine
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The University of South Dakota
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of John Hodrien
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:27 AM
To: ag-tech
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Rat problems

On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Vine, Derek A wrote:

> We have recently purchased a new Gateway E6610 to be used as our new AG node
> machine.  After installing all of the software and hardware, I am having
> some problems with Rat.  I can get the service up and running fine, but I am
> not able to send or receive any audio.  The E6610 comes with onboard Sigma
> Tel HD audio, and I have tried a few different driver versions with no
> luck.  I would install a spare sound card, but the board only has two PCI
> slots, which are in use.  If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly
> appreciated.

I've toyed with USB audio under Linux (which appeared to work okay) so you
could consider that as an option?


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