I need help setting up my old Dell dimension 4300's sound card. The card is in known working condition. My first of 3 installs was Linux Mint: Ubuntu GNOME "IMO the best so far" and I had problems with the audio cutting out "Sucked into The Matrix style" whenever the song changed or I adjusted the volume even slightly. If I fiddled with the volume a bit it would play music for another song or so.
Next, after totally diggin my newly "clean themed machine" and digging at Google search for a few hrs I formatted and installed a fresh copy of Fedora core 17.
Same problem with that distribution.. So, fdisk awaayyyaAhHhwtf.
Decided to take some pretty good advice and go with Linux Mint: Debian XFCE this time once and for all. So here I am in the forums and I am almost positive that this is a driver/compatibility issue. I will attempt to attach a pic of Mixer. It displays "Mixer - Playback: Dummy Output (PulseAudio Mixer)" as the sound card and this time there is no sound at all.
Not even Matrix noises.
The first distro definitely auto-detected the card but was using what it's default "compatible" driver is for that sound card, which I have read online does not work well with the TB Santa Cruz although it is made for it.
I am hoping that someone may be able to point me in the right direction. Possibly a few command lines to download/install the proper driver or a link to a compatible Mint Debian XFCE driver packckage ".PAK" file for Turtle Beach Santa Cruz N270?
Any help from you gurus and code jedi would be greatly appreciated. I am only an amateur Linux user with a few college courses under my white belt lol. Basic knowledge of the Linux interface just isn't enough if I cannot locate the correct driver. Thank you for your time reading my hardware issue. I hope that I have posted this in the right section and someone may shed some sound on my situation.