[PD] [OT] next Linux kernel and Hammerfall cards

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Wed Nov 19 17:14:24 CET 2003

I can't get my hammerfall PCI card to work under ALSA either...  Any advice
would be very helpful!


On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 04:08:30PM +0100, julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net wrote:
> hello
> some time ago I read that the next Linux kernel (current version is 2.4.x) will 
> originally include the latest ALSA driver as the generic sound driver (maybe 
> OSS will be abandonned)
> do you know when this kernel (2.5) is released ? I could not find any 
> information about this
> I'm very interested in this new kernel, because currently the most recent 
> Hammerfall sound cards (like mine) are not directly compatible with the ALSA 
> driver anymore (hdsploader problem, related to the RME Hammerfall PCI hardware 
> revision v1.8 and higher whose firmwares are not downgradable)
> I saw there are new versions of the ALSA driver too, but I haven't tested them 
> yet (maybe this RME problem was corrected ; I should try installing these new 
> drivers)
> On planetCCRMA, the ALSA driver is still 0.9.6, I remember the hdsp problem 
> remained with this version (there was a solution provided by Thomas Charbonnel, 
> consisting in the new hdsploader (that was NOT included in alsa-0.9.6), but I 
> didn't have the time to install it properly and now I have forgotten all 
> information about it)
> is there anyone on this list who uses a recent Hammerfall dsp sound card under 
> Linux ? when did you buy your card ?
> thanks,
> j
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