[LAU] hdsp firmware load problem

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Oct 15 18:07:11 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM, raf <rmouneyres at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> From: Iain Mott <mott at reverberant.com>
> >> I tried another slot (there are only 2 pci slots on the mother board),
> >> but the same thing happens. It required about 3 boots to get the
> >> firmware to load. I hope it's not a problem in the RME PCI card itself.
> >
> > You could try checking whether the PCI card is detected in the cases
> where
> > the firmware is not loaded.  It is PCI and not PCIe?
> > Compare the output of lspci in the good vs. failing case and verify that
> > the PCI card is detected, because the driver will never load and attempt
> > to find the external interface if the PCI part of the interface is not
> > detected.
> that's a good spot Chris, I tend to have that very same problem from time
> to time with a HDSP PCI card, i suspect my PCI extender to move in the rack
> and the card sometimes not being detected at all on startup.
> It also mean I have never find a real solution to this because i suspect
> the hardware, so sometimes i open the rack, move the card, and reboot.
> Lain, if you're in the same situation, make sure the card is properly
> inserted and aligned in the pci slot.

it may or may not apply to you, but this is required reading:


i just "lost" my HDSP card, which was a rev 3. no idea if it caused by the
same problem - it had been working in the same computer for several years.
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