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I have tascam US-122L since Windows is really crappy with this, I decided to try linux and ubuntu to be specific..

I tried searching different forums and sites on how to make my US-122L work, but most of the link and site that teaches how to make it work are really out dated.. and I cant get myself to trust a tutorial that is published 2009 and last edited early 2010..

does anyone know how to make my Tascam US122L work? if not just give a link on how to make it work.. atleast from someone who is using and made work on theirs.

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I got mine to show up as an alsa device w/11.10 on a Dell inspiron 1525 (pretty much stock) with the following protocol:

Follow the Mediabunto repository instructions:

Specifically, use this command:

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

once that's completed execute the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade (say yes, this will update your system, may take a bit)

sudo apt-get install alsa-firmware-loaders alsa-firmware

At this point, plug in the US-122 and it should be detected by the system and the drivers loaded.

You know it worked right when you execute:

cat /proc/asound/modules 

and there is a line in there referring to snd_usb_usx2y

however ymmv, i can address this in Jack (and record to Rosegarden fine) but when using alsamixer and selecting the Tascam device, it claims there are no settings available.

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