[LAU] rme fireface 400 on debian?

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Sun Feb 10 16:07:46 EST 2008

eva sjuve wrote:
> hi all
> is anyone using this? I'm considering new hardware, but want to find out 
> first if there are drivers available?

The fireface uses a custom protocol over firewire which RME dont want to 
give out, hence no drivers.
In general, when I remember the freebob lecture on last years LAC 
correctly, Firewire is not capable to be driven with a really small 
latency. Best bet are RME products using PCMCIA for laptops or PCI Cards 
for stationary computers, which are quite well supported, but check the 
mentioned alsa table first.

I wonder if the new PCI ExpressCard of RME for ExpressCard slot, which 
seems to be the new standard on laptops, works already under Linux.



Malte Steiner
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