[linux-audio-user] rme9632 status?
markknecht at comcast.net
Mon Dec 22 12:28:15 EST 2003
You may want to ask fewer questions in each email. ;-) I'm just a bit
lost right now about exactly where your configuration is at the moment!
On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 08:47, WR wrote:
> Mark, you are exactly right. I got a little baffled by the rme naming
> scheme. Seems like it would've been easy enough to avoid the #'s 9652 in
> subsequent non-compatible models...</microrant>
Yep. A number of us have made this observation. Unfortunately, what's
done is done...
> Ive been trying to collect the fragments of info from all the pertinent
> lists, and here's where I'm stuck this time(!)
> going out on a limb and using 2.4.22-ck2 instead of a patched vanilla
> kernel (bad idea?), bumped down to alsa-driver/lib/tools 0.9.2 and now
> there's a successful module load of rme9652.
I don't think the kernel you choose right now is as important as getting
the sound drivers working well. I use 2.4.20 still on Gentoo, and a
newer 2.4.23 on Redhat. They both work fine.
I think you should get moved up to Alsa-1.0.0rcxxx as soon as is
practical. There have been changes to APIs and lots of fixes to things.
It's what you want to run.
> Module Size Used by Tainted: P
> snd-mixer-oss 13592 0 (autoclean)
> snd-rme9652 18660 3
> snd-pcm 66400 2 [snd-rme9652]
> snd-timer 16520 0 [snd-pcm]
> snd 34148 1 [snd-mixer-oss snd-rme9652 snd-pcm
> snd-page-alloc 5456 0 [snd-pcm]
> snd-hammerfall-mem 1888 0 [snd-rme9652]
> rtc 8200 0 (autoclean)
> nvidia 1628128 8
Looks good I think.
> also, I can see signal on xmms, it plays, but no sound, so I guess the
> stream is flowing. I'm confused about alsamixer, though, cause it says
> "No mixer elems found" and fails.
xmms is an OSS application, so you must have OSS emulation loaded
correctly. I run xmms all the time, so it will work. I can see some of
it above, but it would be helpful if you provided your modules.conf file
contents. (For me anyway...) ;-)
> To further complicate my situation, I HAVE to be able to use the spdif out
> because there's limited access to any ADAT optical devices (for now).
I guess we'll deal with this very soon then. I haven't checked spdif out
on my Hammerfall light in a long time, but last time I tried it didn't
work. Is there still a note about this on the Hammerfall Alsa page?
> A few questions if I may:
> What is the ideal perfect best configuration (kernel/alsa/etc) for this card?
Depends on what you want to do.
> Are there limitations with any of the IO (duplex spdif working?)
I think possibly yes, but we need to check.
> Should I worry about firmware or rev or eprom?
Not on this card.
> Is it true that I can forget about the numbers 9636, cause every digi9636
> is really a digi9652 as far as drivers are concerned(?)
Yes, that is correct as far as I know.
> I saw an rme9652 control-panel GUI and (of course) failed to bookmark it
> and now cant relocate it. Is there such a thing? Is it "good"?
Not under Linux. (I think.) There is for the HDSP cards thanks to Thomas
> Some postings seem to suggest that .asoundrc file is not needed, but that
> sounds very strange. True?
I don't remember. I don't think I use one, but I'm sure that you could
use one at times.
> btw, if anyone cares to throw a
> working-with-spdif rme9652 .asoundrc at me, id be a happy camper, and yes,
> i know they're out there, but I want YOURS cause you're a part of this
> list of brainiacs...
We'll have to see. I can possibly try out my spdif out this evening, but
I'm traveling tomorrow on holiday and if it doesn't happen easily it
won't happen for a week. (Sorry!)
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