[linux-audio-user] Re: RME hammerfall DSP Multiface: help needed

Robert Epprecht epprecht at solnet.ch
Sun Sep 7 18:24:00 EDT 2003

Mark Knecht <markknecht at comcast.net> writes:

> 1) do an lsmod and send back the results.

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
snd-seq-oss            30848   0  (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      3520   0  [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                44720   2  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-pcm-oss            49220   0  (unused)
snd-mixer-oss          15800   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-hdsp               34148   0 
snd-pcm                74340   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-hdsp]
snd-timer              18244   0  [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-hwdep               6144   0  [snd-hdsp]
snd-page-alloc          6836   0  [snd-hdsp snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi            16192   0  [snd-hdsp]
snd-seq-device          4784   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd                    38596   0  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-hdsp snd-pcm snd-timer snd-hwdep snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore               4100   9  [snd]
saa7185                 2360   0  (unused)
saa7111                 2776   0  (unused)
bt819                   3992   0  (unused)
i2c-old                 4544   3  [saa7185 saa7111 bt819]
mousedev                4468   0 
keybdev                 2148   0  (unused)
usbkbd                  3672   0  (unused)
input                   3616   0  [mousedev keybdev usbkbd]
usb-ohci               20040   0  (unused)
usbcore                65580   0  [usbkbd usb-ohci]

> 2) Show your /etc/modules.conf file so we can see what you're trying to
> run

Well it's not so much what *I am trying to run*, but what my installation
does ;-)   I do not include all output, only sound related lines:

### This file is automatically generated by update-modules"
[ snip ]
[ snip ]
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/alsa
# This file was automatically generated by alsa-base's debconf stuff

alias char-major-116 snd
# NEXT LINE ADDED MANUALLY ###################
alias snd-card-0 snd-hdsp
alias char-major-14 soundcore

options snd major=116 cards_limit=4 device_mode=0660

alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/alsa
[ snip ]
alias char-major-10-135 rtc

> 3) Run hdspmixer and see what signals you see when running audio through
> it. alsaplayer is fine for this purpose.

All the meters in the middle row show activity.

BTW: Alsaplayer says 'Failed to load output plugin "alsa". Trying defaults"
     Is this a hint?

> 4) Run hdspconf and look at the way you have clocks set up. (I think
> this will work for your hardware, but I'm not sure.)

Oh, I hadn't noticed this program yet (It is not in alsa-tools 0.9.6)
Looks very handy!  It shows:

Pref Sync Ref       ADAT1 in
SyncCheck           all say 'No Lock'
SPDIF In            internal
SPDIF Out           nothing selected
SPDIF Freq.         --
Sample Clock Source 44.1
Auto Sync Ref Input --
              Freq. --
System Clock Mode   Master
             Freq.  44.1

Thank you for your help,

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