[alsa-devel] ALSA Fireworks driver

Doug McLain doug at nostar.net
Sat Jun 18 23:18:53 CEST 2011

Aha! I had an older version that someone from the ffado list pointed me 
to.  I grabbed the .c and .h file from your link and built them (after 
defining CSR_IPCR and CSR_OPCR locally, my kernel-dev pkg doesnt have 
them) and now jack starts and I can record and play from ardour, but 
only at 44.1Khz, even though I start jackd with -r48000.  It looks like 
44.1Khz is the default setting the AF12 powers up at, and the alsa 
driver doesn't know how to change SR yet, is this the case?

I start the device up using ffado to force it into 48K, but then jack 
will no longer start using the alsa driver until I cycle power on the 

The driver appears to work good in 44.1K though.  Aplay plays wav files 
using plughw, but not hw.

I also wonder if you can explain to me how to clone just that driver so 
I can keep up with it correctly using git pull.  I'm a little weak on 
git.  I just grabbed the .c and .h files manually and made my own 
Makefile for standalone module building.


On 06/17/2011 07:17 AM, Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Doug McLain wrote:
>>>> [nostar at iggy firewire]$ cat /proc/asound/cards
>>>>   3 [AudioFire12    ]: Fireworks - AudioFire12
>>>>                        Echo Digital Audio AudioFire12 v5.0, GUID 0014860fc44a84a6 at fw1.0, S400
>> [nostar at iggy export]$ aplay -D plughw:AudioFire12 wg.wav
>> aplay: main:660: audio open error: No such file or directory
>> [nostar at iggy export]$ aplay -l
>> **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
>> card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC1200 Analog [ALC1200 Analog]
>>     Subdevices: 1/1
>>     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>> card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC1200 Digital [ALC1200 Digital]
>>     Subdevices: 1/1
>>     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
>> card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
>>     Subdevices: 1/1
>>     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
> There is not PCM device for the AF12.
> In theory, it shouldn't be possible for the driver to attach to the
> device without having created the PCM device.  Are you sure that you
> have the latest version of the driver?  Where exactly did you get it
> from?  Please check that the fireworks.c file has 2275 lines, like this
> one:
> http://git.alsa-project.org/?p=alsa-kprivate.git;a=blob;hb=fireworks;f=sound/firewire/fireworks.c
> Regards,
> Clemens

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