>> > I have just compiled a new kernel, 2.2.20, to enable USB support
>> so > that I can use my USB minidisc link - it conforms to the
>> normal USB > audio standards and I know of others who have got it
>> working. >
Hmmm, I would ask the others you speak of for help and make sure your
not comparing apples to oranges. They've gotten it to work with kernel
>> The USB support in the 2.2 kernels is quite limited. Are you sure
>> the people you mention using that device are using it with a 2.2
>> Unless there's a compelling reason to stay with your 2.2.20 kernel,
>> you'll probably be better off building a 2.4 kernel instead (2.4.18
>> is the latest). You'll find many improvements, and not just in the
>> USB support.
> I am running RH 6.0 and I have a feeling it will be a bit of a pain
> updating to a 2.4 kernel - wrong versions of compilers etc.
> The system recognises the ports as i have got a usb printer working
> ok, it just doesn't seem to find the sound. I have a feeling I have
> to make the device somehow with mknod or MAKEDEV
> I may just have to bite the bullet and get a new distro disk, only
> prob is my PC is pretty slow so i'm not sure it will be able to
> handle anything more recent!!
Not a compelling reason. I've run 2.4 on a 90 Mhz PI. Just because
it is new doesn't make it bloatware. In fact I think that the new the
release the more likely it is to work with something older/slower. Not
wanting shell out the money for the new distro or effort (in upgrading
without shelling out the money), might be compelling reasons, but
that's a personal.