[LAU] Phonic Helix Board 12 FireWireMKIIcompatibility(linux/ffado)

pete shorthose zenadsl6252 at zen.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 12:19:53 EST 2009

On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:26:03 -0000
"Simon W. Fielding" <s.fielding at wmcce.org> wrote:

> >All of which indicates that I would see similar results on my system unless there is some kind of 
> >bug or problem that only affects you. In effect, you are seeing  >1000% penalty for the use of firewire. 
> >Which is pretty horrific. 
> I guess that appears to be the case - unless someone more expert has any better opinions.

Ok well all the information is pointing one way.. the dell may not be able to use this nor in in fact any
firewire audio device and the firewire setup on linux seems to be extremely inefficient going by the
information available. As such I decided the only thing to do was to ignore it all and buy one anyway. =]
I'll jump in the pit with it and go a few rounds. If I don't get anywhere I'll sell it on or use it on windows.

I'll report back with any linux related results (ie not bad dell hardware problems which are outside the
scope of this list really). It should arrive in a couple of days.

Thanks again for taking the time to test this thing Simon.


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