Anyone had any luck with installing a Scarlett 2i2 on an Asus Chromebook c201 yet?
A little bit of back story. All I want to do is record tracks. I got myself a small mixer where all my instruments (guitar, bass and elec drum) are plugged in and I get the output into the interface. Now, all I needed was a cheap laptop so I could record whatever gets in the interface.
I bought the Asus Chromebook c201 and tried to install the interface using a crouton setup with Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty). After I fiddled with the settings and other nonsens, I finally got Audacity using JACK with ALSA driver working. I started Audacity, pressed record, and voilà! IT WORKED!
I recorded one test thing and it was late so I unplugged the interface and took the Chromebook to play with it a bit, you know, just browse and stuff.
Anyway, I got up early and I wanted to do myself some recording since I got the setup ready and all! Nope. All I was recording was a loud waveform, and I mean loud, like it's just a really loud noise. Nothing else, not even a bit of guitar or something. Just 100% noise. I played with volumes and gains on the interface, nothing to do.
I started the install over 4 times trying different things every time, but alas, even thought the software seems to work, I can't get past this loud noise.
I thought that the crouton installation was messing with my card so I reinstalled the Chromebook with factory default and tried one of the online web application to record. Since I can see the 2i2 interface in the sound options of ChromeOS, I thought I could record anyway but with some delay perhaps. Nope, still this loud noise.
Maybe it's the hardware? Well, I did another test and it was with my Windows 10 machine. Installed the Focusrite's driver, setup Audacity, and it works pretty well. The recording are all great. The interface seems to be in working order.
I really don't understand what happened between the moment I went to sleep and the morning after where everthing went to hell.
Anyone has any clue of what I may be missing here?