[linux-audio-user] SuSE 8.0 & Broadcast 2000 record

Mel Steinberg saxofon at pacbell.net
Fri Oct 4 23:34:00 EDT 2002

I had the problem with the playback speed, also.  The problem was with 
the ALSA kernel driver that shipped with 8.0.  I found out from Takashi 
Iwai, from SuSE

> At Fri, 26 Jul 2002 23:09:18 -0700,
> Mel Steinberg wrote:
>> I had the same trouble trying to record audio with Broadcast2000 
>> (with SuSE8.0), which I never had with Alsa 0.5.x.  Is there any 
>> chance that SuSE will put some Alsa and Alsa-Driver updates (as they 
>> do with new NVidia graphics drivers) on the YaST On-line Update 
>> service?  I'm "tarball-impaired,"  and when I downloaded and 
>> installed the latest Alsa and Alsa-Driver RPMs from your personal ftp 
>> area, following your directions, I wound up crashing the whole system 
>> (segfaults, etc.).  I reinstalled 8.0 with the "/" partition not 
>> reformatted, and got it all back, including datafiles.  The only 
>> damage was updated files being replaced with the originals 
>> (KDE3.0.1>3.0, etc.).  
> the problem is the update of alsa-driver because the alsa drivers are
> included in the kernel package.  that is, basically, you need to
> update the "kernel" package, which is really big.
> the update package on my ftp directory is a kind of hack (or
> workaround in the other word) from this perspective.
> btw, the latest package should be ok.  it looks like the alsa drivers
> were built with a wrong kernel tree for 8.0 system, although the
> kernel version is same.  please try the new packages again.
> Takashi

The updated ALSA packages are at 

I couldn't find the instructions about installing it all (they've been 
moved), but I remember having to use the command line (not YaST2), and 
there was something that had to be removed after the kernal driver 
installation.  You might want to open the alsa-docs.rpm, first, to see 
if there are clear installation instructions.

Broadcast2000 is now running just fine.


Howard Sanner wrote:

>	I just installed SuSE 8.0 Professional on a fresh hard disk.
>I've been using Mandrake 8.1 successfully since last December. My
>sound card is an Ensoniq ES1370. The processor is a 1.8 GHz
>Pentium 4 with 512 MB of RAM.
>	When I play back a recording made under SuSE 8.0 with Broadcast
>2000, the playback is at approximately double speed. However, the
>pitch is OK. There are some weird artifacts, too, like small bits
>are missing. This happens whether I play the WAV file under
>Broadcast or with Audacity. Recordings made with Audacity under
>SuSE 8.0 play fine, as do recordings made with Broadcast 2000
>under Mandrake 8.1.
>	Broadcast 2000 is set up for 16 bit word length and 44100 KHz
>sampling rate.
>	Has anyone seen this? I don't know what to try next. Aside from
>this, I like SuSE better than Mandrake. However, for a variety of
>reasons, not least that I am used to it, I'd like to stick with
>Broadcast 2000 for recording.
>	Thanks.
>					Howard Sanner
>					flagstad at mindspring.com

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