[linux-audio-user] RME Cardbus + multiface

Tim Blechmann TimBlechmann at gmx.net
Mon Jan 12 12:55:24 EST 2004

> 1) I never got a soundcard running proper on IRQ 5. That could be one 
> part of the trouble. Currently my IRQ 9 looks like this:
>    9:        472          XT-PIC  acpi, Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (#2), 
> usb-uhci, usb-uhci, hdsp, ohci1394, Intel 82801CA-ICH3, eth0
> And the card seems to run good. IRQ 9 is about the best IRQ you can
> get for sound, although IRQ 9 without having to share it is even
> better.
i'll try to get it running on irq 11 ... i'll try it when i come home...

> 3) If your BIOS cannot reassign IRQs, you should try booting with 
> "pci=noacpi" or even "acpi=off" in your grub.conf or lilo.conf. This 
> will keep the ACPI daemon from choosing IRQs for your hardware, and a 
> new, better configuration may accimagically arise. I boot with the
> first argument, and that is how I got the cardbus on IRQ 9.
i'll try that, too, although i already tried it (with the cardbus on

> 4) [This is the extreme solution.] I forget which distro you are
> using, but I swear to Allah that I *never* could get my cardbus HDSP
> running with Mandrake or Red Hat. The only distros which worked were
> Debian and Gentoo [which I use currently]. Voodoo maybe, or it might
> have something to do with the amount of stuff that gets recompiled
> under these two distros [specifically kernel and modules for PCMCIA],
> or it might have to do with some of Man-Hat's "distro-dummy"
> configuration schemes... who knows? I only know what works...
i'm using it on a gentoo system ... generally the genkernel settings
with some additions (low latency,...)

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