[alsa-devel] ice1712 error

Udo van den Heuvel udovdh at xs4all.nl
Sat Dec 20 17:22:04 CET 2008

Takashi Iwai wrote:
>> It appears that in init.c, in snd_card_new this part of code is causing 
>> the error:
>>         else if (idx < snd_ecards_limit) {
>>                  if (snd_cards_lock & (1 << idx))
>>                          err = -EBUSY;   /* invalid */
>>                  printk(KERN_WARNING "busy............\n"); /*my debug */
>>          }
>> So it is my card?
>> Repeatedly rmmodding and modprobing snd_ice1712 now only gives me -12
>> Please advise.
> It means that the given slot is already occupied, or so.  Unlikely a
> driver error but a user-setup problem.

Ok, that is good news!

> Check index options of all sound cards.  For example, try to remove
> index options once, and let the system load all devices.

I #'ed out all index lines in /etc/modprobe.conf and then the card 
immediately worked when I used rmmopd/modprobe.

> In general, using slots option of snd module is recommended.  Read
> ALSA-Configuration.txt for details.

Will have a look and give it a try.


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