installed mint fluxbox 8 on my eeepc 701 4G.
AND LOVE IT! It is SOOOOOO fast. (15secs login time compared to 40-60secs with gnome).
I have tried various distros with my fave to date having been easypeasy. But gnome is just too slow and heavy for this small box. Flux is perfect for me cos I love meddling around and knowing really whats happening. Got idesk nicely setup as nice alternative to nbr.
So all is cool EXCEPT I am really a dumbfckr when it comes to sound.
I installed skype from skype.com cos the repositories seemed not to be working for this one app.
And the playback is fine. But my microphone sounds like I am talking through a sock. Or several socks. Really muted and distorted. I tried various headsets. (and it worked fine before).
I have tried already to adjust the xfce-mixer settings (capture, e-Mic as capture, e-Mic boost, muted i-mic+boost). I have compared my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf with the old one I had which was working in easypeasy times - no differences.
SOOOO what could it be?
In addition when I call arecord I get the following message:
ALSA lib pcm_direct.c:1439:(_snd_pcm_direct_get_slave_ipc_offset) Unknown slave PCM 810
arecord: main:608: audio open error: No such file or directory
Otherwise everything seems great - or at least I have an idea how to fix / tune.
andE or, in this case, true dumbfckr