Hello everyone, this is my 1st post.
I decided to use Ubuntu last week and got it installed on my Dell XPS 17 L702x. I have installed 12.10 but I'm unsure if maybe I should downgrade to 12.04 instead. I'm all new to Linux and don't really have a clue as to what I'm doing, previously I was using Macs.
After installing 12.10, my Broadcom 4322 is recognized, but after the automatic update it stops being recognized. I have found a workaround for it and it works again after that. I have also installed Bumblebee for my Optimus setup and got it to work.
The next step I want to achieve is to get Ardour to work with my Rocksmith USB guitar cable, but I can't get it to work with it. QjackCtl will not list it, but when going in the sound settings it is showing up, and the meter will even display my instrument being plugged in. Then after opening and closing Ardour/QjackCtl a few times, I lose all audio, and after a reboot I am greeted by a grey menu that says none of my hardware is detected. Another reboot and then it works fine.
Should a first time user stick with 12.04 or can I use 12.10 safely? Anyway, I think I'll get the install disk in again for the 6th time...