[PlanetCCRMA] Basic Newbie stuff

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Sep 6 11:01:20 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 09:58 -0700, Niels Mayer wrote:
> (1) Instead of installing alsa-tools (
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=171016 ). You can
> try out mudita24 binaries that should still work with F13 (f12
> compiled) or compile your own:
> http://mudita24.googlecode.com

He is a (see subject) "basic newbie" so compiling and trying out new
programs should be a second step to getting sound working, the
envy24control utility should be enough to set things up initially... 

We are waiting for feedback to see how things are going... (maybe sound
is already working now?)

-- Fernando

> (2) In mudita24 make sure that "multi track rate locking" and
> "multitrack rate reset" are not set.  Also switch to the desired clock
> rate on the card, i'd suggest 44.1 for the tests below. Then reboot or
> totally shutdown and reload alsa (i suggest reboot as the card might
> get into a weird lockup w/ the wrong settings). If both not set the
> first time you bring up mudita24 after reboot, then you don't need a
> reboot. at least my experience is that these settings are "sticky" and
> once stuck need a reboot to clear up.
> (3) oh... before rebooting :-) make sure you're using and logging into
> a totally stock ALSA configuration (move ~/.asoundrc out of the way
> temporarily). If you want to use pulseaudio on this card, you MUST
> tell it to use the "default" device e.g.
> (as listed by "aplay -L")
> default:CARD=M66
>     M Audio Delta 66, ICE1712 multi
>     Default Audio Device
> Courtesy of the same ALSA rules that allow default to worj, the SPDIF
> inputs and outputs work as well:
> iec958:CARD=M66,DEV=0
>     M Audio Delta 66, ICE1712 multi
>     IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
> (see http://lalists.stanford.edu/lau/2010/09/0116.html ("Re: [LAU]
> envy 1712 - infamous but obscure) for details...)
> (4) After rebooting, either pulseaudio is working on your 1010LT
> (which is a pretty sad use of this card... see if you can relegate it
> to your onboard motherboard sound only), or if not, kill pulseaudio
> (sudo killall pulseaudio (?))
> Then try using one of the standard devices e.g.
> "iec958:CARD=M66,DEV=0" to playback a 44.1K 16 bit .wav file, e.g.
> $ aplay -Diec958:CARD=M66,DEV=0 file.wav
> Playing WAVE 'file.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 44100 Hz, Stereo
> Do the SPDIF PCM out meters move in mudita24  (use "envy24control
> --view_spdif_playback")?? With the appropriate
> mixing in "Monitor PCMs" and routing  of digital mix to outs in
> Patchbay/Router panel,  you can also send the spdif out sound to your
> soundsystem as well. Although if the above worked, "aplay
> -Ddefault:CARD=M66,DEV=0" should work to send sound to all the outputs
> simultaneously,using "route_policy duplicate" in the alsa configs.
> Niels
> http://nielsmayer.com

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