[alsa-devel] Mackie XD-2 Spike USB Drivers for Linux
tictactatic at gmail.com
Fri May 11 13:21:58 CEST 2007
Thanks so much for your reply. Will fiddle with it as soon as I get back to
the machine. Sounds very encouraging!
On Thursday 10 May 2007 19:55:18 you wrote:
> Hello Sava
> On Thu, 10 May 2007 15:49:01 +0200
> "Sava Tatic" <tictactatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have been trying to get the Mackie XD-2 Spike
> > (http://www.mackie.com/products/spike/) to work on my Kubuntu Feisty
> > machine, and so far I have only gotten it to play out (I had to use
> > plughw instead of hw). I am using the generic USB drivers that came
> > with the distro. I am having trouble recording anything on the card.
> > Alsamixer (or Kmix) do not see the card. When I do alsamixer -c 1 (0
> > is my onboard card), it returns "no mixer elems found".
> > I am aware that this card is not in the ALSA Matrix of supported
> > cards, but I am wondering what would it take for it to become
> > supported?
> USB audio is a standard so it might be incredibly easy to do this
> depending on what mackie did.
> if the documentation indicates that it needs no drivers for OSX than
> it's a class compliant device and all you should need to do is find
> it's ID string using lsusp and then stick it into the appropriate array
> in the driver:
> [jutz at jutz-fc6 ~]$ /sbin/lsusb
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
> you should be able to find it this way.
> if osx needs a driver or loads firmware for it, then it gets more
> complex, but not too complex.
> An example of a firmware loading device is the Emagic A26 and A26m. It
> works in linux because it's class compliant after the linux driver loads
> the firmware and then exits(i think it exits!).
> > All the best,
> > Sava
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