Ah, the saga of the 1U workstation continues. So, in all my work configuring the thing, I completely forgot about AUDIO; I only realized my mistake when I
went on a cable-measuring expedition this morning. Unfortunately, none of the
1U servers I’ve been looking at come with audio outputs (there aren’t even audio headers on the motherboard), and I’ve used the only availabnle slot for my fancy graphics card!
Now, a lesser (or maybe smarter) individual would give up at this point, and go back to MiniITX or a 2U rackmount (if I could find a short-depth one).
“Nay!” I say. What about USB Audio? I don’t need 5.1 or 7.1 audio here; I’m plugging in a Dell monitor soundbar. A quick search of the web says that yes, these devices will work under CentOS and show up as /dev/dspX devices. So, do devices like these:
SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186035
Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Amigo II USB Interface Sound Card & Headset Adapter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829118008
StarTech ICUSBAUDIO USB to Stereo Audio Adapter Converter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829128002
work under CentOS 6? Is there one that anyone can recommend?