[PlanetCCRMA] Still stuck with Hammerfall HDSP.....

Mark Knecht mknecht@controlnet.com
Mon Dec 8 14:55:02 2003

> > What happens if you do a "/etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound stop" and then
> > restart the driver? Does the driver get unloaded when you stop?
> When I did that at the time, it did indicate that it was stopping the
> driver. That was only once though. Now I am unable to replicate the "ALSA
> driver already running" message.

I've gotten this message on the HDSP 9652 also, but it comes and goes for me
too. However, I have learned from experience that even when Alsa acts like
it loaded correctly using stop/start, I NEVER have gotten audio a single
time. I strongly recommend that you jsut reboot. (Sorry)

> When I do a cold start and then do
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start, I am back to getting what I got
> before any driver updates:
> Starting sound driver snd-hdsp
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-6.ll.rh90/kernel/sound/snd-hdsp.o:
> init_module: No such
> device

This message has had two causes for me:

1) Wrong firmware revision in the card so it doesn't match what the driver
knows about. What revision of firmware are you running?

2) If I compile Alsa with /usr/src/linux pointing at the wrong kernel, then
I'll get a message like this.

> During booting the text messages already indicated a failure
> related to the
> sound. The text scrolls too quickly to read it but one can see
> that it says
> to be looking for an RME Hammerfall but that no card is found

It should should up in /var/log/messages or in dmesg...

> Anything suspicious, please let me know....

Nothing that I see.

> Any other suggestions, please let me know....

As above.

> Any thoughts on other dumb things that I could be doing wrong, no
> matter how simple?

No, I fear they are more complex, like changing firmware. Is your machine
dual boot?

- Mark