[alsa-devel] hdsp rpm support
martin.tufnel at gmail.com
Wed May 28 15:01:42 CEST 2008
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:46 PM, Roman Haefeli <reduzierer at yahoo.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 22:59 +1000, Martin Tufnel wrote:
> > Hi Flo
> > On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Florian Faber <faber at faberman.de>
> > > Martin,
> > >
> > > > Just to clarify, given the driver is finished but the user tools are
> > > > still under development, this means that the unit will basically work
> > > > but not have its full functionality - is this correct?
> > >
> > > You have IO, you can adjust the input levels, switch standby and
> > > disconnect the box. So everything works as you would expect it.
> > >
> > Great!
> > >
> > > > Also, did you use the new patched version of the firmware that Karl
> > > > worked on?
> > >
> > > No, it's the original firmware. Why would one want to patch it?
> > >
> > My understanding from Roman's previous posts was that there was a problem
> > loading the firmware from within Linux. If I understood him correctly,
> > needed to load the fireware from within a Windows boot and then boot into
> > Linux (without turning off the machine of course). Perhaps I
> > him.
> this is exactly what i do. it's no problem, though, to turn off the
> computer after having sent the firmware from within windows, but as soon
> as i power off the rpm, i need to do the process again. this works well
> for me, since most of the time the rpm is sitting home powered on, so i
> can plug it to the laptop and it works.
> correct me if i am wrong, but i thought the problem is not the firmware
> itself, or the fact that it is missing, but the (old) version of the
> hdsploader i used to use only knows about the multiface and the
> digiface, but not about the rpm, AFAIK. from what i know, the very same
> firmware, that is used in windows, can be used in linux as well (since
> its card specific and not os-specific), but as flo suggested, the
> userspace tools need to be adapted.
> with the old hdsp* stuff, it technically works, but the hdspmixer looks
> like i'd be using a multiface (it shows more channels than the rpm
> actually has) and also the hdspconf shows the switches for the
> mutliface. some card settings can be changed anyway, but you need to
> guess, what is what, since the labels are bogus (for use with the rpm).
> i hope i didn't confuse anyone with my old posts. those describe only
> the kludges, i am using with old alsa-drives, until the final driver and
> userspace tools are written.
Thanks for the clarification. This information is important to me because,
as I've said previously, I don't have a Windows box, so I can't use your
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