[alsa-devel] M-Audio Audiophile 192 (ice1724)'s broken spdif capture

Pavel Hofman pavel.hofman at ivitera.com
Wed Jan 30 11:30:07 CET 2013

On 29.1.2013 14:10, Jonas Petersen wrote:
> If I switch 'Multi Track Internal Clock' to 'IEC958 In', the whole
> system goes crazy. Not instantly, but when I start alsamixer it locks up
> (only alsamixer, it can not be killed -9 then). When doing 'ps -aux' it
> locks up somewhere in the middle of the list.
> This is all with a signal going in the spdif input.
> When I reboot (still with signal), the login screen locks up. I can move
> the mouse, but I can not input the password. Also the background image
> does not load (which normally does). I can switch to another terminal
> (e.g. ctrl-alt-f1) and log in. But it will hang sooner or later.
> No way switch back the 'Multi Track Internal Clock' to a fixed rate.
> Only if I disconnect the signal from the spdif input and reboot, then I
> can switch it back and bring the system back to reason. Pew...

Thanks a lot for the description. I faintly recall I have heard about
this problem once (but never got hold of the reporter to solve). I will
take a look, and most likely ask you for more troubleshooting as I do
not have the card available. Thanks a lot.


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