[linux-audio-user] Gentoo: Alsa/Snd-usb-audio not working anymore

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Nov 7 16:14:27 EST 2006


On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 15:47 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 21:03 +0100, Markus Herhoffer wrote:
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> > ./alsasound status and the modules are ok. But this is *very* interesting:
> > 
> > # cat /proc/asound/cards
> > 0 [M2x2           ]: USB-Audio - MidiSport 2x2
> >                      M-Audio MidiSport 2x2 at usb-0000:00:02.0-2, full speed
> > 1 [USB            ]: USB-Audio - MAYA44 USB
> >                      AUDIOTRAK MAYA44 USB at usb-0000:00:02.1-1, full speed
> > 
> > WTF? My soundcard is numberd as 1 while my MIDI device is 0. I've
> > unplugged the MIDI dev, replugged it and everything worked fine :-)
> > 
> > Thanks for the hint!
> > 
> > Now I just need a solution that the MAYA44 stays number 0. I usually
> > unplug and replug the devices to use them on other systems.
> > 
> 
> <pedantic>
> 
> Really should not matter - ALSA supports addressing devices by name
> which is what apps should be doing.
> 
> </pedantic>

<pedant-amongst pedants>
Maybe users should use names, but apps shouldn't be doing this. They
would become totally non-portable.
</pedant-amongst-pedants>

what actually is the method to refer to them by name anyway? i've never
seen it ...




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