[PD] rme hammerfall digi9636 help??

guenter geiger geiger at epy.co.at
Thu May 17 11:04:30 CEST 2001

Hi there, 

On Wed, 16 May 2001, Miller Puckette wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> I'm just now trying to do the same thing.  My plan is to use Guenter's
> driver, which requires a 2.4 kernel.  I just tried under alsa 0.9
> and got nowhere.

Ok, for that purpose I will put a new version of the driver (0.5)
on my ftp site. I just realized yesterday that closing of the device
fails with newer cards (I have an old card with broken firmware).

Generally I really ask anyone who tries the driver to send me feedback,
 I don't mind if you shout at me that it doesn't work ..

My plan is to include the driver in the stock linux kernel, therefore I
need ppl testing it.

For the driver I have rewritten the pd audio I/O code (that is, it's
basically a cleaned up version of the "very-old-blocking-IO" code, which
is under most situations not as "fast", but it works with "all" cards and
even with ALSA OSS emulation).

Advantage of testing the driver:
 - You will have support for standard OSS stereo devices, so you will be
able to play back any sound with 44.1, 48, (even 88.2 and 96) kHz sampling
rate with every program that supports the OSS API. (Even "stock" pd with
the -frags switch works).
 - You can use more than one RME card

> Previously I have used RMEs wuth RedHat 6.2 using an older version of
> Guenter's driver but I can't stand the idea of installing RH 6.2 on a new
> machine...

actually that was Winfrieds driver .... the base for all, the current ALSA
and my 2.4.xx driver

> I plan to fix Pd to work with the "new" alsa but I'm waiting for alsa
> to stabilize a bit more first.

... hehe :) ... like waiting for Godot



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