No sound & problems with connections
I need help for the configurations, since I have never been able to play/record anything using Linux.
My system is an AMD Athlon II X4 630 64 bit processor, 4GB RAM DDR3, 700GB Samsung Hard Disk.
The sound card is integrated in the motherboard (which is a MSI 770 C-45).
The video card is an ATI Catalyst: I'm using a Samsung 26" TV as a monitor for my system and it is connected through a HDMI cable with the video card.
I have Linux Mint 11, kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, Gnome 2.32.1, Jack 0.3.7 and of course Ardour 2.8.11.
In my motherboard's line in I have plugged a jack connected with a Zoom G2 guitar effect which is, of course, connected to my Jackson Soloist SL-2h.
I set jack to work with a latency time of 11.6 msec (period = 256) and it works fine, I get a xrun every 10 minutes.
Every volume meter in the ALSA Mixer is open and quite high.
1) I cannot hear anything using Ardour: even if I import a little .wav file, I can see the mixer volume meters going up and down, but sill hear nothing.
2) I cannot listen to myself when I record something, even though I selected the Duplex mode in Jack and in Ardour settings.
3) I tried to record something using Audacity: it worked, but the volume level was too high even if I put it at 1/100 in the ALSA Mixer... Moreover the signal was very disturbed, even if I had the Zoom Noise Control switched on!
Please help a young and promising guitarrist use Ardour :D