Which version of Vector are you using? Are you using the new Multimedia Bonus Disc? Please gives us more details and we will help you resolve your problems.
I'm using the latest ("Final") version of Vector's SOHO edition (how does one find the exact version number?). I downloaded it two weeks ago.
Here's the version info: Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO Final May-15-2007
I never heard of a multimedia bonus disc.Where can I find it?
It is for 5.9 though.
IOW, the Beta version of VL? I'm wary of using Beta software.
VL is pretty different from those. But is easy to learn and you can find help here
And I thank you for your help so far.
As I said before, I had no trouble recording with Audacity under Debian or the other distros.
Try switching the sample rate at audacity preferences. You should have no problems with your hard. BTW, how is the m-audio? I have a maya44 but I am looking for another since it has no linux drivers.
I have it set for CD audio (44.1 Khz, 16 bits). I don't want to go to 8-bits or 22,050.
The M-Audio card worked swimmingly with the other Linux distros and with Windows 98SE and XP. Funny, but I seemed to have latency problems when running it under Windows (forget whether it was 98 or XP). Those problems went away when I used it under Linux.
The plot has thickened. I tried setting Audacity to use the OSS drivers rather than the ALSA drivers particular to my sound card, as someone suggested in another thread. It played back existing sound files just fine, but when I hit the "record" button, to make a new recording, Audacity froze up. Apparently it ONLY
works for recording with the ALSA driver, but it does not work properly
. Is there a way to set up the OSS drivers? Unfortunately, I do not know what command lines to use.
I am at my wits' end. I have never had this much trouble with an audio app, even with Windoze 98.