View Full Version : [ubuntu] USB soundcard recommendations

January 25th, 2009, 01:19 AM

I'm running 8.10 on a Dell Inspiron 1501. My main Ubuntu gripe is that I can't get anything to record using the mic jack without it sounding awful - loads of buzz and feedback-sounding noise. Since I've tried every software solution I can find, I'm thinking it must be the hardware, and that the answer is a USB soundcard.

So, any recommendations for Ubuntu-compatible ones? My two principal uses for the inputs would be:

1) using microphone with VOIP software (Ekiga)
2) recording line input from hifi amp using Audacity.

I don't have a lot of cash to splash, but if something would solve my problem and work nice and easy, I guess I could scrape some funds together...


[edit: after some reseach, I settled on a creative xmod, which works fine with most things and fits a fairly limited budget...]