We are not talking about that. We are talking about you have to go into the mixer and configure it. This is not different from MS windows where one has to configure the mic.
You missed the point.
My PCs “just work” under Linux. And the reason is before buying them, I knew I planned to use Linux, so I researched 1st to see if they were supported, with EASY Linux setup before I bought. Note the emphasis on EASY.
Yet so many users completely ignore the importance of that, and grab any old piece of hardware, do next to no research, and then RANT that Linux does not work and it is not ready for prime time…
Well, something is not ready for prime time in that case, but it is not Linux. It is the lazy person who did no checking first.
You show me a Mac user who does not first check for Mac compatibility, and I will show you an unhappy Mac user.
Well, if you refuse to configure the mic, it won’t work. It will never work and I do not care what operating system you use and I do not care what linux distribution you use. It will not work.
Everything I have read above suggests to me you have refused to configure it.
Well, guess what … it won’t work.
And I don’t care what OS you go to. If you don’t configure, it won’t work.
Let me give you an example of “just works” … on my Dell Studio-1537 laptop I set up the webcam and mixer. Now when ever I switch on the laptop, I simply press 2 keys at the same time, and it will record everything on both Mic and Webcam. It JUST WORKS !! That is with openSUSE-11.1 Linux. But you also know what ?? I had to configure the mic !
Now my wife and I installed winXP on this laptop last week. The mic works with WinXP on this laptop, but you know what ? … to get the mic to work on winXP we had to install a couple of drivers, install an application, and then go into some winXP control panel setting and mess around for an hour to get the mic to work. Thats winXP. And Vista? Oh … the mic did not work under Vista.
When the laptop was brand new and just arrived I had the external mic jack working in less than 2 minutes in Linux. Contrast that to Vista and XP.