[PlanetCCRMA] Re: HDSP driver, PCI card detection woes

Roman Katzer klangmeister@gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:57:01 2006

A little follow-up on this:

> 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).
> 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.

per a suggestion from RME upport in Germany I downgraded the (PCI
card) firmware on the affected cards to a version from 2004, using the
firmware update tool on the driver archive section on RME's website:

Now they all work (Rev 1.8 and 1.9) with my Linux install.

If we're all lucky, Paul Davis will receive a brand new (external
interface, i.e. Multiface or Digiface) firmware from RME and can
incorporate that into ALSA.