You can find out the sound cards' names with
and change the default one with
sudo asoundconf set-default-card xxx
Boxee allows you to easily access popular channels such as BBC, Joost, MTV and Hulu. But right now their apt server is not working properly at all.
Btw. You need to register before you get the download address.
Did you know this is possible? Nicolas did it again. I just saw the explanation on this blog. Now you can comfortably scan multiple pages at once without sitting at the computer.
My tip: on scanning issues try to scan as user root. I had to rmmod usb-storage and usblp before it worked for me with Ubuntu 8.10 and Linux 2.6.29-rc0, otherwise I always get:
usb 2-4.3: usbfs: interface 1 claimed by usblp while 'quiteinsane' sets config #1 or
usb 2-1: usbfs: interface 2 claimed by usb-storage while 'quiteinsane' sets config #1