[PlanetCCRMA] Can't load HDSP firmware on F-17

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Aug 25 16:42:36 PDT 2012

On 08/25/2012 01:47 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
>> What if you remove the kernel module (with the card already online)
>> and insert it again?
>> /sbin/rmmod snd_hdsp
> Simply returns--no error. lsmod shows it's gone.
>> /sbin/modprobe snd_hdsp
> Returns with no error. 'lsmod |grep hdsp' shows it's there.
> It's at this point that i run 'hdsploader' yes? This is where the error
> creeps in.

Aha, you don't need to run hdsploader explicitly. The kernel will 
trigger the firmware load so it is very likely that the card is working. 
What do you see in the logs if you reload the module as before. Or even 
better, remove the module, power cycle the multiface box (so the 
firmware goes away), the load the module and see what you get in 

Remember you have to run hdspmixer or set the gains manually in the 
internal mixer before trying to play any sound....

-- Fernando

> I have alsa-firmware-1.0.25-1.fc17
> This is an Asrock lga1155 board with Z77. I have an Ivy Bridge I5-3450
> CPU and AMI UEFI. I'm not impressed with UEFI so far, btw, as I can't
> seem to get it to leave my boot order alone.

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