After a night of continued problems with hardware in Canberra, I decided
to test my mixing setup. Having borrowed a nice Edirol UA-1A USB audio
input/output from my friend Mark, I wanted to test this in combination
with the guitar amp from Andrew. I'd also changed my VMWare system over
to use Host-only networking and convinced Samba and IPTables to talk to
the VMWare client over this. So, was it going to actually work? Best
not to find out on Friday Night...
After a bit of odd-hackery, I got it going - pleasingly well. The sound
skips slightly when context-switching from the VMWare client, which is
nothing unusual - the standard performance practice is to boot afresh
and only starting those things which you absolutely need anyway. So
it's all systems go for Friday night...