[linux-audio-user] in trouble with rme digi96/8 pad

kmd lazone at pi.be
Thu Jul 15 06:41:25 EDT 2004

maybe this is a question for alsa, but if you don't mind i rather put my 
problem here as well. i'm in continious trouble with my sound card. i 
spent a lot of money on this rme digi96-8/pad. when i bought the card it 
immediately worked like a charm with mdk 9.2. unbelievable. the trouble 
started with mdk 10.0. i managed to make it work after several days of 
searching. don't ask me how, i woke up, booted and to my surprise it 
worked. never change a winning configuration you would say. indeed. 
today i reenabled the onboard audio chip in the bios, booted windows, 
booted back linux and yes trouble happened. just like the first time of 
troubles, everything seems to be working fine and configured as it 
should be, but i hear *no* sound at all. it's driving me insane. i mean, 
i run xmms, mplayer, aplay.. they all do seem to play sound without any 
error, only i can't hear anything at all. but alsamixer displays a 100% 
volume output (with this card there is only 1 mixer, DAC) and when i 
boot windows i hear sound, so it's not a cable prob. am i missing here 
anything obvious? is there another volume mixer that i should try? i 
remember playing with a console program to set mixer volumes, but can't 
remember which one.

please help.


alsa 1.0.2c
mandrake 10 official, standard 2.6 kernel

[root at bazz kmd]# aplay -D default /usr/share/sounds/KDE_Logout_new.wav
Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/KDE_Logout_new.wav' : Signed 16 bit 
Little Endian, Rate 22050 Hz, Stereo


pcm.!default {
         type hw
         card 0

         ctl.!default {
         type hw
         card 0

pcm.rme96 {
type hw
card 0

ctl.rme96 {
type hw
card 0


probeall scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
above snd-rme96 snd-pcm-oss
probeall usb-interface usb-uhci ehci-hcd
alias eth0 sk98lin
alias sound-slot-0 snd-rme96

################# alsa kmd
## ALSA portion
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-rme96
## module options should go here

## OSS/Free portion
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-rme96

# card #1
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


snd-seq-oss            33568  0
snd-seq-midi-event      8704  1 snd-seq-oss
snd-seq                55696  4 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-seq-device          9032  2 snd-seq-oss,snd-seq
snd-pcm-oss            53316  0
snd-mixer-oss          19008  1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-rme96              26244  0
snd-pcm                97440  2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-rme96
snd-page-alloc         12996  1 snd-pcm
snd-timer              26660  2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd                    55492  9 
soundcore              10560  1 snd

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