[PlanetCCRMA] HDSP driver, PCI card detection woes

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Nov 1 13:18:02 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 13:08 -0500, Roman Katzer wrote:
> I have a problem with the ALSA driver for the Hammerfall PCI card.
> For a while now I've been using Fedora Core 1 systems with PlanetCCRMA
> installed (no updates past FC1 for certain reasons).  I have 20+
> systems working fine (I work for an audio company and we use these
> systems as digital audio workstations).
> Now with the Rev. 1.9 PCI cards, some (only some!) of them don't work
> - alsaconfig detects the card and configures modules.conf, but
> hdsploader doesn't work correctly (the output messages stop after
> "Looking for Hammerfall PCI cards", no errors reported).  The error
> light on the Multiface or Digiface stays on.  It doesn't matter
> whether I use a Digiface, Multiface or Multiface II.

What version of firmware on the card? 

> What really blows my mind is that some cards (even the same revision!)
> work, some don't, but they all work in Macs or PCs running Windows XP.
> Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

I would suspect different firmware versions as the possible culprit.
What about the machines, all use the same hardware?

-- Fernando