[LAU] Phonic Helix Board 24 on Fedora

sonofzev at iinet.net.au sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Mon Feb 16 18:46:15 EST 2009

On Tue Feb 17 10:40 , Fernando Lopez-Lezcano  sent:

>On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 16:24 +0000, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to set up my Phonic Helix Board 24 on Fedora 10. I've added 
>> the CCRMA repository but I'm *not* running a CCMRA kernel. I have just 
>> used this repository to install ffado and jack.
>> [jonathan at poseidon ~]$ uname -r
>> [jonathan at poseidon ~]$ rpm -q ffado
>> ffado-2.0-0.6.rc1.fc10.ccrma.i386
>> Starting jack gives the output below. Running as root gives exactly the 
>> same output. I've made sure that all users have read/write permissions 
>> on the firewire port (chmod a+rw /dev/fw*)
>> I'm a fairly experienced Linux user but I know very little about audio 
>> on Linux. Can anyone shed any light on this? I had the same Phonic device 
>> working on Fedora 8 some time ago but that computer is now a distant memory...
>> Any help will be gratefully accepted!
>The firewire stack that is built into the Fedora kernels is not
>compatible with FFADO. The Fedora kernels have been broken for firewire
>audio for a loooong time. 
>If you want to use FFADO you will have to boot into the Planet CCRMA rt
>kernel which has been build with the old firewire stack (which probably
>will have other problems - such is the current state of rt patch, oh
>The issue has nothing to do with the rt patch or running with -R, it is
>just the wrong (newer) firewire stack.
>-- Fernando
I use Gentoo and have just ordered a Focusrite Saffire.. Will either the gentoo
kernel or the rt patched gentoo kernel (from the pro-audio) overlay have these

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