[linux-audio-user] RME Hammerfall 9636 - troubleshooting

Michael T D Nelson m_nels at gmx.net
Wed Sep 28 16:26:09 EDT 2005

Hi all,

I have a fully up-to-date PlanetCCRMA FC3 machine - 700Mhz P3 with about 
640MB of RAM.

I bought a cheap second-hand RME Hammerfall 9636 recently, in the 
knowledge that it was untested.

I've plugged the card in, and run alsaconf. I can start jack with 
qjackctl, and connect my audio applications to all of the cards inputs 
and outputs, and so on.

I have a Behringer ADA8000 connected to the first lightpipe output.

However, I'm having difficulties getting a clean output - whichever 
software I use...

For example, when I play audio, and route it to output 1, all I can hear 
is some approximation of white noise, until the volume gets to somewhere 
near maximum - when I can hear a very distorted version of the original 

Does this help at all?

I'm *hoping* that I've just done something wrong, and that the card 
isn't fried. ALSA detected the card fine though, for what it's worth.


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