I'm testing various LInus installs for the first time and thankfully the only problem I have is getting my Gainward mediaXtender external soundcard recognised. Basically it just plugs into any USB port 1.1 or 2.0 and works under Windows. I'm using Xandros 3.O and I tried Knoppix. The sound mixer lists USB Audio as an option as well as my onborad SIS sound which works fine. I selected the USB option and even restarted Xandros - no result.

The command /sbin/ifconfig -a lists CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=y. I don't really know any commands yet.

It's the only problem I am having which is amazing in itself compared with Windows. Grateful for any help to a Linus newbie.