Re: [linux-audio-user] New sound card problems - getting longer - Pah!

From: Folderol <folderol@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Apr 14 2006 - 22:01:11 EEST

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 23:12:29 +0200
Nigel Henry <cave.dnb@email-addr-hidden> wrote:

> On Thursday 13 April 2006 22:11, Folderol wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:34:33 +0200
> >
> > Clemens Ladisch <clemens@email-addr-hidden> wrote:
> > > Folderol wrote:
> > > > I just recently got an M-Audio 2496 card but am having problems with
> > > > it:)
> > > >
> > > > Under Mandrake 10.1 the card seems to have been recognised OK and the
> > > > driver ICE1712 [Envy24] has been installed
> > >
> > > Does it appear in /proc/asound/cards?
> >
> > I've never worked out how to do this. if I try to load the 'file' I
> > just get 100% cpu usage producing nothing.
> Hi Folderol. Use cat.
> cat /proc/asound/cards
> cat /proc/asound/version
> etc. Nigel.

OK Thanks. It seems that the system doesn't think there is a soundcard
there, although MCC says there is and the driver is installed for it!

BTW I gave up on Suse completely in the end - too many problems. I then
used the spare disk to do a fresh install of Mdk with the new card
installed (I've know Mdk to get upset by hardware changes in the past).
However that gave exactly the same result with a basic install and no
messing about, so presumably Mdk 10.1 is just too old for this card. I
was waiting for a more stable Mdr (2007 maybe) before doing an upgrade
of my main system.


I have managed to get my greasy little paws on a copy of Demudi. This
installed perfectly and in no time at all I was admiring the
considerably improved output quality of the new card, and able to make
clean recordings AND use if for MIDI with no messing about. I've been
able to get Rosegarden controlling softsynths and my external synths.
This sounds very nice, but I haven't worked out how to record the
results yet!


I really dislike the gnome desktop. It seems incredibly flaky if you
try to alter the configuration at all - visions of Windows policies.
Also I've never used debian before and am finding it very strange. How
do you install an alternative window manager etc? I'm used to ROX, ROX
Session and OroboROX and so far I have had no success getting those on
the system.


My current position is that I have one HD with my general working OS on
it, and swap it over with another if I want to play (very carefully)
with audio. This tends to put a crimp on any creative activity for

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