[linux-audio-user] RME Multiface again..

Kevin Ernste kevinernste at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 15:05:42 EST 2004

My Multiface works the same way, although with the stock FC3 kernel
the meters are fine, no  -7dB levels hanging around for no good
reason.  Of course this unpatched kernel is not useful for everything

On the DVD issue, I think this is just a problem with the way the
audio is being handled by these apps (no mmap, or something).  Mplayer
in particular would not work for me unless I send the audio through
the SDL plug:

mplayer -ao sdl

This works great for me for DVD's.


On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 15:38:28 +0000, Jamie Bullock <jamie at postlude.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I am currently trying to set up an RME multiface under Linux. I am
> running a 2.6.9 kernel with ACPI patches, the Nitro 4/Con Kolivas
> patches, and the latest LSM module. I am running ALSA 1.0.8rc1 compiled
> as modules from Source.
> Most things work well. I have Jack running in realtime with very few
> Xruns. PD and Audacity also work OK so far as I can tell.
> I have three problems:
> 1/ The no audio can be heard from the Multiface unless the HDSPmixer app
> has been opened once.
> 2/ The inputs meters on the HDSPmixer are constantly showing around -7dB
> even though there is no input.
> 3/ There are constant clicks when playing from DVD, regardless of
> whether I use Xine or Mplayer, OSS or ALSA. Playback is fine if I use
> the internal Intel sound card.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Regards,
> Jamie

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