Quote Originally Posted by Cracauer
But alas, this looks like b0rked USB. Are you using some questionably quality hub or something?
I was really excited for a second, because something different happened when I switched the port from my hub to my actual computer's port. It wouldn't turn on, so then I did the "sudo usx2yloader" thing, and I got the "No USX2Y-compatible cards found"-thing. Then I did the "sudo ln -s /usr/share/alsa/firmware/usx2yloader /lib/firmware/usx2yloader"-thing (which I think spit out some error message). THEN I re-copied the 55-tascam.rules thing and unplugged and re-plugged it in, and alas! It worked! I tested the sound and sound came out!

Then the computer froze, and I haven't been able to get it to work since...
same error message:

Quote Originally Posted by bane of my existance
gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=chat: Could not open audio device for playback.