[alsa-devel] Turtle Beach Tahiti (snd-msnd-classic)

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Aug 30 07:54:21 CEST 2010

At Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:23:00 +0200,
Brand, Mark (Mr) (Summerstrand Campus South) wrote:
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> Dear Takashi Iwai, Krzysztof Helt, Karsten Wiese and all,
> Following advice given on the bugtracker, and noting the call "testers wanted" in the Turtle Beach section of the ALSA soundcard matrix: I have been unable to get my Tahiti soundcard working under ALSA (see issue # 5118).
> Loading the ALSA driver for a Turtle Beach Tahiti fails quietly, with the following anomalies:
> 1. dmesg says "Assuming PnP mode", despite isapnp=0 option

The message is confusing.  The isapnp is assumed silently also when no
cfg option is given. 

> 2. dmesg makes no further mention of the driver (resource assignment, firmware upload, DSP reset, attach?).
> 3. /proc/interrupts, /proc/ioports and /proc/iomem show no resource assignments
> 4. aplay -l lists no soundcards
> 5. YET: lsmod shows driver has been loaded.
> Most importantly, no sound.
> To reproduce:
> >From Win98SE, soundcard working 100%, having noted resource allocation:
> 1. Reboot (dual boot) via Grub into Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid).
> 2. Invoke a terminal.
> 3. Type: sudo modprobe snd-msnd-classic isapnp=0 io=0x3e0 irq=10 mem=0xd0000
> Also tried:
> 1. Add to end of /etc/modules: snd-msnd-classic
> 2. Create /etc/modprobe.d/alsa_local.conf, containing:
>      options snd slots=snd-msnd-classic
>      alias snd-card-0 snd-msnd-classic
>      options snd-msnd-classic isapnp=0 io=0x3e0 irq=10 mem=0xd0000
> 3. Ensure availability of msndinit.bin and msndperm.bin in /lib/firmware/turtlebeach
> 4. Reboot.
> I have had this particular card working under SuSe (a number of years ago, and using the OSS driver), but I have had little success with the OSS driver this time around - dmesg shows successful resource allocation, firmware upload and reset, but no sound. The card remains functional under Windows, though.
> Please find output of alsa-info.sh script attached.  I'm happy to assist in any way I can to see this device supported.

Try to add cfg option value.  It's either 0x250, 0x260 or 0x270.



> Kind regards,
> Mark Brand.
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