[PlanetCCRMA] CCRMA--RH9--ALSA--Hammerfall HDSP9632

Aaron Trumm aaron@nquit.com
Mon Nov 24 00:38:01 2003

Hi Ludo and list - there are a few things right off the bat...what version
of ALSA is it?  here's why:

The HDSP 9652 and 9632 were in need of a patch by Thomas C (everyone else
knows how to spell his name but I suck)  (which I and a couple others have
and are using) in order to work with ALSA 0.9.6 - that's thing 1

thing 2 is that the patch, apparently, has been applied to the latest ALSA
CVS, but I'm not entirely ENTIRELY sure (if you were using such a version,
you wouldn't need to apply the patch - meaning that someday this
conversation will be moot - but it's not QUITE moot - almost but not quite)

thing 3 is that I don't know for sure, assuming there's an ALSA version with
the patch already applied, that said version of ALSA is up at the planet yet

and thing 4 is the version of the patch I have doesn't fully support the
9632, and that was the last version the last I heard of, BUT...

of course, thing 5, is that Thomas MIGHT have worked on this relatively
recently and 9632 support may be fixed

SO - first we have to sort out the latest status of the planet ALSA and the
patch and etc.

it's not hard to apply the patch if necessary, I can give you the patch I
have, but that may not do you any good seeing as how you've got a 9632 -

luckily, one of the more prominent and knowledgable and helpful and
generally classy fellas using an HDSP 9652, one of the main dudes along with
Fernando who helped me with my 9652, Mark Knecht, is on this list, and
hopefully, he'll chime in.  The last I heard from him on, our troubles
(except for his sample rate change ear crusher noise) were nearly over
because Thomas's work had gotten into ALSA, but I haven't heard about 9632
support - let's see what other people say...I'm not sure if Thomas is on
this list...I don't think so - he may be on Linux Audio Users...

I think worst case is you may find yourself waiting on Thomas et al, or
writing drivers - best case is you update ALSA (this provided that what
you're describing isn't a result of some OTHER problem *laugh*)

Houston Poetry Slam Team
NQuit Records
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ludo Max" <lmax@uconnvm.uconn.edu>
To: <planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 12:35 AM
Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] CCRMA--RH9--ALSA--Hammerfall HDSP9632

> Hi all --
> I am trying to set up RH 9 with CCRMA on a P4 2GHz with Hammerall
HDSP9632. The
> machine also has built in audio on the motherboard, but that is - for
> reasons - not needed (or wanted). We need the absolute lowest latency
> for speech research purposes, so I am trying to this with ALSA drivers.
> I installed CCRMA from the web. The kernel installed without problems and
> machine boots fine (offering both kernels in GRUB).
> I did /usr/sbin/alsaconf. It detected both the built-in audio and the
> Hammerfall. The test sound was not played so I assumed this was just
because the
> OSS drivers were already loaded (first boot after boot I let RH configure
> Hammerfall which it had detected; shouldn't have let RH do that but did
> I have tried #-out from the /etc/modules.conf file the lines that
> refer to the OSS drivers, but that did not help. So far there is still no
> on this machine and I do not know how to proceed....
> The /etc/modules.conf file currently looks like this:
> alias eth0 e100
> alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
> alias usb-controller1 usb-uhci
> # --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
> # --- ALSACONF verion 0.9.0 ---
> alias char-major-116 snd
> alias snd-card-0 snd-hdsp
> alias char-major-14 soundcore
> alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
> #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
> options snd major=116 cards_limit=1
> options snd-hdsp index=0
> # --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
> At various stages, I have also #-out the lines "alias char-major-116 snd"
> "alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0" but with no success. Please let me know if
> further modifications to this file are necessary.
> When I type /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start I get the following error
> Starting sound driver snd-hdsp
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-6.ll.rh90/kernel/sound/snd-hdsp.o: init_module: No
such device
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-6.ll.rh90/kernel/sound/snd-hdsp.o: insmod
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-6.ll.rh90/kernel/sound/snd-hdsp.o failed
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
>       You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-6.ll.rh90/kernel/sound/snd-hdsp.o: insmod snd-hdsp
>                                                            [FAILED]
> Can someone offer some suggestions please as to how to get this Hammerfall
> up and running?
> Thank you in advance.
> Ludo Max
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