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    Linux Compatible USB Sound

    My new car security system is depending on a PA speaker under the hood, which can be heard within a half mile, and my sheeva plug which is on 24/7. Problem is, the Sheeva plug doesn't have sound output.

    So I'm looking for a USB sound card that runs on linux and has a driver in either the standard Debian repository, or source code, since it needs to work on an ARM processor.

    Any ideas?
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    Creative just open sourced some of their drivers. I know they have a X-fi or whatever USB stick that could work. Audigy stuff is known to work as well. Let us know what you use. i'll probably follow suit.
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    This thread: http://www.mail-archive.com/alsa-use.../msg17197.html
    Led me to this soundcard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829128004

    I'm not going for sound quality though since this is going to be hooked up to a PA system and used as an alarm. So if you want quality, you'll probably need to look elsewhere.

    I'll post how it works out when the order comes in.
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    Just got the order in.

    1. Plugged it in.
    2. apt-get install mplayer
    3. mplayer test.mp3

    It works.

    I tried it with regular speakers and sound quality isn't bad. It lacks bass, but that's no big deal since I'm only using it for output to a PA horn speaker.
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    great! Price isn't bad either at $13. I thought you were using windows on your carpc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    I thought you were using windows on your carpc?
    There are two machines in my car. The Windows based PC and the sheeva plug.

    The sheeva plug needed sound output of some sort because it is becoming my alarm system since I have it on at all times.

    I'm actually seriously considering linux for my car pc though. My issue is navigation software.
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