Cripes how do I reply to all that !
I'll have a bash.
I'm not blaming anyone for trying to help me - I asked for it (oh boy did I?).
Realize that playing via the computer and recording on a computer are two completely different things!
No I didn't I do now.
Have you never in the 90's or early 2000's upgraded a sound card or video card in your computer? It's one of those slots...
Got 1st PC 2001 - had to change a couple HD's but that's it.. Thinking about it, this tascam debacle is just the latest in a history of weird & frustrating hardware/software problems with computers. They just do stuff no one has ever heard of before. At Polytechnic in the early '80's I once logged onto the mainframe to do some coursework programming, as I had done dozens of times, & found I was logged on as an administrator in charge of the whole thing. As I was trying to figure out how to get out a very angry technician arrived push me out the way logged me off gave me mouthful for hacking the system & I had my access revoked. Just one example - and why I try and stear clear of this sort of stuff.
I Understand what a repository is but I don't understand what you mean by having one activated on my system. My position is exemplified by the LL distro I chose. It was 'advertised' as a 'light' version to help windows users make the move by using the package manager & not command line. Which was exactly my position, as far as I can remember. I've visited repositorys before & not understood what the heck I was supposed to do with all the available packages, how to tell what they were supposed to do or how to install them . The explanations pages still used too much jargon for me.
Hence, the other tutorials that you tried.
I've only actually tried one tutorial, one you call tutorial one & I skipped the first bits of that as I was told I'd done them with my package manager. I'd also been told
alsa-firmware-loaders. I thought that was a different name for alsa-firmware,
but it isn't -- it's just the loaders without binaries.
. I'm not
blaming or whining, no one's infallible, I'm just in the position of having to follow instructions.
Just wait for the El Cheapo Midi-to-USB cable to arrive and work from there. However, I'm afraid that playing a keyboard/synthesizer from a computer with Midi requires software that does that for you. And there are a whole lot of applications that can do that and there are a lot of methods to do that. They all all are pretty complicated for a beginner if you ask me (no matter if you are on Linux, Windows or MacOS). So start a separate topic about that and prepare for a very steep learning curve again...
Thanks for making that very clear. I expect I'll have to refer to it again.
I never tried tutorial 2 Only 1 (see above). This was because:
1) i didn't know if it would work on my ubuntu based LL as getting the TASCAM US-122 to work in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
2)There is also a need for Universe and Multiverse repositories, so refer to the Repositories wiki page for further information.
& I don't know how to use repositories - see above.
3)NOTE: The Ubuntu Studio should be setup before continuing on with this tutorial.
I didn't want to get involved with yet another application & even if I did that note doesn't explain why Ubuntu studio needs to be set up & i didn't get what's meant by set up - is that installed/ installed & running / something else.
It was in tutorial 2 that I found the link to tutorial 1 which looked a better bet.
It might even be so that it does not work anymore in Windows 10 (because of the lack of a driver that loads the firmware)
The vendor was quite specific that this might be the case & wouldn't accept it as a reason for returning it. He only guaranteed functionality on windows XP. The big blue bottle in the ointment is that article going on about class compliance etc. - but none of us was to know it.
Thanks again to everyone trying to help me here. You've spent some serious time doing so & that hasn't gone unnoticed.
sudo find / -name *us122*
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied
For ls /lib/firmware
(i've highlighted 'usx2yloader' ) :
iwlwifi-7260-12.ucode usbduxsigma_firmware.biniwlwifi-7260-13.ucode usx2yloader
I've downloaded the two files you posted. note: 1st time I tried i got a 'server internal error' page - see what I mean.
I don't understand what you mean by
The 'Permission denied' is OK for /run/user/1000/gvfs
? I was expecting locations as you said.
What is /run/user/1000/gvfs