> The AudioBox is not officially supported for Linux.
> The supported systems are specified on the Tech Spec page.
> You should also check Linux forums for unofficial product support.
Such answers don't actually appear customer-friendly - it basically tells:
"we don't care about you - look somewhere else".
I can understand if PreSonus doesn't have the right folks to do an official Linux support
(well, could just hire some ;-)), but at least the support should do a little bit of research
and offer some assistance.
OTOH, Linux support for devices starts with proper drivers. For Windows and MacOS
there's no debate investing in hardware drivers - why is it different on Linux ? Actually,
providing Linux drivers finally is much cheaper than for commercial OS'es, as the community
offers a lot of help (and the corresponding driver frameworks are much more sophisticated,
individual hw drivers need far less code, as generic things are already done by the
corresponding subsystems - eg. in this case ALSA). The big difference here is that Linux
kernel drivers need to be free software (and included in the mainline kernel) in order to
I happen to be one the guys who regularily write kernel drivers. Usually, developing ALSA
drivers takes about several man-weeks, not many man-month or even years. PreSonus
doesn't look that small that they can't afford the invest.