BTW - another option is to remaster your USB stick, it will involve using a solution such as Unetbootin (downloadable for Windows, it is cross-platform), burning the Linux .iso onto the stick (reformatted), and choosing an option for Persistence size. I would suggest at least a 4GB stick, maybe 8GB, and you can choose Persistence up to 4GB (4096MB)
Looked for information on how to test the mic. Found a lot of information on using the commands to do this. I also looked in the Software Manager for audio programs like a voice chat. I found a program called Audacity, which is supposed to be for recordings, I think. I am downloading it right now. It is running slow, but that is probably because it is in the live environment. I'm going to see if I can get the mic to work in this. I'll let you know,
I looked at how to install DIscord on Linux. I saw that the Discord site had a downloadable package, but I also saw instructions on how to install it from the command line in Mint. Would using the command line be the best way?
Ok, I have Discord up and running on Linux. Working ok so far, except for very low mic volume...not sure how to fix that yet. Everything looks like it is turned up. May be something I missed.
As for the board, I am now having trouble with mouse lockups. I had a few of these with Linux, but now it is happening in Windows. I think the board is slowly going south...I have seen some times on Windows when the screen suddenly went black, then I got a gray fuzzy screen and had to reboot. I haven't seen this in Linux, yet...
Trying to resist urge to go shopping for new board and related parts....don't...know...how...much...longer...I...can...resist..!
Yes, this is a mid tower, full ATX, which I built. I have been building my own for some time now, this one about 4 years ago. Time for an upgrade...I play flight sims, such as IL2 1946 and IL2 Battle of Stalingrad. A nice upgrade will give my graphics a good boost, especially with a better video card, like an nVidia GTX1050 or better.
Update on DIscord. I tested it on Linux, and was not having any problems running it. However, the problem still persists on WIndows. Why, I don't know. It will run for a while, then I sound like a chipmunk...drivers, maybe? Still planning a new build in the near future.