[thechat] Home recording?

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Tue Aug 5 08:38:55 CDT 2008

Hi Folks,

Okay.  It took longer than it should have.  And it did involve a pair of pliers, a crushed dwarf, and waaaaay too many screwdrivers. But I have managed (yes, shocking I know) to install Ubuntu Studio on an old laptop that had been sitting, unused, in a locked filing cabinet, in a disused lavatory, behind a 'Beware of the Leopard' sign.

The initial plan was to take it home and try to use that "wine" thingy to play some guitar instructional discs I bought some time back.  (Some folks at home object to my running those buggers on 'their' laptop!)  However, (a) I can't even find 'wine' on this thing, and (b) I had even fewer 'leftover' parts disassembling and reassembling this laptop than *anyone* would have anticipated so I'm feeling a bit cocky and wondering how little additional hardware I need to buy to plug a guitar and/or a mic into this thing?

Beyond that, well, there are, like, 40 music software packages on this thing.  What should I learn first?  Where do I start?

Trouble brewing?  Ah well, I'll take another lump please.

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