[alsa-devel] Some questions about devices supported by alsa

Sergio Atzori sergioatzori at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 20:33:06 CET 2008

Hello, my name is Sergio Atzori. I'm a musician and I love very much
linux and open source. I have a lot of hardware for music, something
well supported by linux, something else not supported...I have some
1) Esi Juli@: reported as supported by alsa, but it isn't. Looking at
http://www.linuxdriverproject.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DriversNeeded and
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Ice1724, this really beautiful card is
unusable in linux. I have one and I tried to get it working with some
distros, but nothing..I experience a computer freeze (kernel panic
perhaps?) in every attempt to configure it with alsa-conf, or just
opening an application that uses midi system (like Rosegarden). So I
would know, there is someone working on a better driver? Can I hope to
get it working in the near future? According to me there is a lot of
people waiting for a driver for this card, I'm waiting since 2005..
2) Miditech I2 control-37 (http://www.miditech.de/produktee_i2.htm):
beatiful usb-keyboard, not mentioned in Linux-USB device site, it does
not work in linux...I think the kernel configure it well (as
snd-usb-audio device) but I can't see it in Jack midi connections..
3) RME AES32 (and AES32express) & Lynx AES16: this driver could be
important for professional studios..if we want to put linux distros on
the professional side. I've none of them, but some people ask me to
build a professional multichannel live machine, I'd like to build a
linux based machine...there are not alternatives to these cards, because
I can build a system with more than one of them (really powerful
multichannel environment).

Thanks so much for attention.

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