[LAU] Hi there!! Presentation & questions :)

Jorge spesgmd at telefonica.net
Sat Apr 5 09:30:26 EDT 2008

Hi !!

Well, first of all, sorry for my "english" :)


I have a problem (explained at the bottom) and looking for information to 
solve it I've just come across this list and... I have to join it, so hello 
everyone!! It's great to have a common place for linux audio people :)

About myself, I'm a linux user and guitarrist basically, and I have made the 
decision to use for my recordings and "experiments" 100% free software only, 
given the maturity of the actual audio apps and sound technology in Linux :)

If you are curious, you can hear my first recordings (of hopefully many to 
come!) made with 100% free tools:


As you can see I listen to many different styles and artists, from Hendrix to 
Dream Theater :)



Now, the problem I'm trying to solve, and sure any of you could help me :)

I've just aquired a Maudio Delta66 (yes!! :D), and I know it's ok and 
correctly connected, because it works in winXP (after rebooting twice, etc, 
etc... hehe), but I have no sound here in Linux, and as I use only Linux 
daily, and I also want to set up home recording studio, I *need* to fix 


I was using a onboard device, so I plugged the Delta, and disabled the 
motherboard audio device on the BIOS, and restart...

I'm using Kubuntu 7.10. I installed alsa-utils-gui, wich has the envy24control 
GUI mixer, what the delta66 needs (ice1712 driver).

I can see the device with lspci -v:
05:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies Inc. ICE1712 [Envy24] 
PCI Multi-Channel I/O Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: VIA Technologies Inc. M-Audio Delta 66
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        I/O ports at ec00 [size=32]
        I/O ports at e880 [size=16]
        I/O ports at e800 [size=16]
        I/O ports at e480 [size=64]
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 1

And I can also see the modules loaded in the kernel:
# lsmod |grep 1712
snd_ice1712            65140  3
snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx      5120  1 snd_ice1712
snd_ak4xxx_adda         8832  2 snd_ice1712,snd_ice17xx_ak4xxx
snd_cs8427              9984  1 snd_ice1712
snd_ac97_codec        100644  1 snd_ice1712
snd_pcm                80388  4 snd_ice1712,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_i2c                 6656  2 snd_ice1712,snd_cs8427
snd_mpu401_uart         9600  1 snd_ice1712
snd                    54660  19 

And I don't see any error or message in dmesg.

I also can "see" in envy24control the signal of the music when I play it with 
mplayer / Amarok / Ardour / etc... in PCMout1 and PCMout2, and also in the 
Mixer L&R if I unmute it.

I'm routing HWout1 to PCMout1 and HWout2 to PCMout2, so it should be sending 
the sound to the physical outs1&2 of the breakout box, right? (as I've got it 
connected)... but I got no sound at all...

Does anyone has any idea about what can happen here?? Do I need to do anything 
*special* to enable or unmute the card under Linux/Kubuntu/Alsa??

Any experience with this card, anyone?? :)

Thanks very much in advance!!


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