[PlanetCCRMA] Re: PlanetCCRMA digest, Vol 1 #39 - 6 msgs

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Wed Oct 9 13:40:08 2002

   FYI - This level of configuration should, if it's done correctly, make
both cards available to the system. However, this level of configuration, in
my case, only allows me to use one of those cards at a time within
applications such as Ardour.

   I'm still messing around with getting a multi-card defined that will
allow my two cards to be seen at the same time by Ardour. If anyone has any
clear instructions about how to do this, and why the language to do it works
the way it does, it would be great to get some of that up on a web page at


-----Original Message-----
From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
[mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU]On Behalf Of Fernando Pablo
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 12:44 PM
To: Carlos Figueiredo - Ritualnet
Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Re: PlanetCCRMA digest, Vol 1 #39 - 6 msgs

> Hope you had a good vacation!

Too short... but very nice :-)

> So now I have two soundcards installed. Alsaconf immediately recognised
> cards, but how should I configure both of them in modules.conf?
> I've seen some examples at Alsa website and install files, but I'm not
> about this particular combination.

You can let alsaconf configure the soundcard that you want to use as your
primary soundcard and then tweak the generated modules.conf file to
include extra entries for the second card (alsaconf can only deal with one
card at this point).

Here's an example of a two card configuration file, just change it to
reflect the names and options your drivers need:

# --- ALSA configuration
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias snd-card-0 snd-ice1712
alias snd-card-1 snd-ens1370
# --- OSS compatibility
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss
# --- Options
options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=2 snd_device_mode=0666
snd_device_gid=0 snd_device_uid=0
options snd-ice1712 snd_index=0 snd_id=OmniIO
options snd-ens1370 snd_index=1 snd_id=Ensoniq
# --- Keep modules from being autocleaned
add options -k snd-card-0
add options -k snd-card-1
# --- ALSA configuration END

-- Fernando

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