[PlanetCCRMA] setting up new system with Delta 1010LT + Intel HDA

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Nov 24 13:26:36 PST 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 09:57 -0800, Bruce Elliott wrote:
> WHOA!!  I've got sound!! - and  a big grin on my face.  This is the
> first time I've used anything other than plain vanilla Linux sound, so
> I'm all excited - Thanks, Fernando!!  Now the really fun part starts.
> I'm still getting no sound from things like Firefox plugins, but I'll
> go to a generic Linux forum to try and solve that - at least the
> "serious" stuff seems to be working.

Good to know. 

You can't use jack and have firefox doing stuff in the same soundcard
(there's a trick for that of course :-)

Desktop sounds, firefox and others use Pulse Audio for sound. So to try
that first stop jack. You have to see which card Pulse Audio is using.
In fc10 I _think_ that was pavucontrol (there might be a problem with
pulseaudio recognizing the 1010lt in fc10). See what that shows...

-- Fernando

> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> To: Bruce Elliott <belliott4488 at verizon.net>
> Cc: planetccrma at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
> Sent: Tue, November 24, 2009 2:16:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] setting up new system with Delta 1010LT +
> Intel HDA
> On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 08:10 -0800, Bruce Elliott wrote:
> > I'm setting up a new PC and  hope to use the CCRMA packages for some
> > simple home recording projects.  The PC has a 64-bit processor, so
> > I've installed the x86_64 version of Fedora 10.  I've done the basic
> > steps of adding the Planet CCRMA repositories and installed the real
> > time kernel, so I'm think I'm ready to try and get started.
> > 
> > First, I need to get my cards set up right.  I have an M-Audio Delta
> > 1010LT card, which I'd like to use for working with music and the
> > Intel HDA card built in to the motherboard, which I'd be happy to
> use
> > for things like system notifications and other incidental sounds.
> > Here is what the system tells me about the cards:
> > 
> > # cat /proc/asound/cards
> >  0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
> >                      HDA Intel at 0xf9200000 irq 22
> >  1 [M1010LT        ]: ICE1712 - M Audio Delta 1010LT
> >                      M Audio Delta 1010LT at 0xb000, irq 20
> >  
> > Here is my modprobe.conf: 
> > 
> > # cat /etc/modprobe.conf
> > alias snd-card-0 snd_hda_intel
> > options snd-card-0 index=0
> > options snd_hda_intel index=0
> > alias snd-card-1 snd_ice1712
> > options snd-card-1 index=1
> > options snd_ice1712 index=1
> > 
> > I put the Intel card first, since the CCRMA installation
> instructions
> > say that the first one is "usually the default device used by all
> > programs", and I figured that if some application decides to make an
> > unexpected noise, then I don't want it going through my music
> system;
> > in other words, I'd like to choose what I send through the Delta
> 1010
> > card.  Does that make sense?
> Yes, it does. 
> > Here's what is happening so far:  I get no sounds out of my speakers
> > except when I go to the KDE System Settings|Multimedia and test some
> > of the output devices.  The list of devices, which I can order
> > differently for Notifications, Music, Video, etc, shows these:
> > 
> > PulseAudio
> > HDA Intel (ALC883 Analog)
> > M Audio Delta 1010LT (ICE1712 multi)
> > HDA Intel (ALC883 Digital)
> > Default
> > PulseAudio Sound Server
> > 
> > The only ones that produce any sounds when I test them are the HDA
> > Analog device and the Delta 1010 device, but the weird thing is that
> > output seems to be coming out of the built-in output jack (on the
> > motherboard) in either case. 
> That is definitely strange. There should not be any hardware
> connection
> between the two cards. 
> > Does the OS route output from the Delta 1010 through the built-in
> card
> > to its output jack? 
> No, AFAIK. 
> > Also, I've connected only the first two RCA analog outputs from the
> > Delta 1010 to my desktop speaker system - should I use a different
> > pair of outputs for testing?
> It would appear you are fine. The first two output channels of the
> 1010lt are located in the breakout cable #2, I presume those are the
> ones you used (the first two output rca connectors). 
> > Playing a CD directly from the CD drive works, but playing music
> files
> > from Amarok does not.
> > 
> > I'll leave it at that for now.  Any suggestions for what I should do
> > next?
> I would first test jack and jack alone. For best results I would
> install
> the 1.9.3 version that I just moved from the testing repository to the
> normal one (it deals better with pulse audio). 
> Then start jack. You can start it through qjackctl. Go into the Setup
> dialog and configure the Interface to be "hw:1" in your case (second
> card, the 1010lt). Make sure "Realtime" is checked and select the
> sampling rate you prefer. 
> Close the Setup dialog and press "Start", after a bit you should see a
> yellow "Started" message. Jack should be running at this point. Click
> on
> the Messages button, you should see the jack startup messages there
> (and
> hunt for errors there if things go wrong). Click on the Connect
> button,
> you should see the "system" ports for input and output (those are the
> connections in your soundcard). 
> Start, for example, Hydrogen. I think the first time it will
> autoselect
> jack as it is already running and will autoconnect its outputs to the
> system ports (once it is running you can check that it connected by
> looking at the "Connect" window of qjackctl - there should be lines
> from
> Hydrogen to the system ports (first two channels). Go to the
> Projects/Demo menu and load a demo pattern. Press the Play button. You
> should hear the pattern playing. 
> No sound but it appears to be playing?
> Check the mixer. I think the 1010lt is supported by the
> "envy24control"
> program. Start it and check the state of the "Analog Outputs" tab,
> make
> sure volume is up. Otherwise you could also use "alsamixer -c 1" to
> point to the 1010lt. 
> If everything went well you should be able to use jack applications...
> Let us know how it goes...

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