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by Shadow_7
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: ALSA and USB interfaces: limited use?
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: ALSA and USB interfaces: limited use?

It might be true if your only USB connection point is USB 1.1. But most of those computers are end of life (in theory). There are still a few usb 1.1 devices being used, but I think they go up to 48kHz and 2 in 2 out. The USB 2.x audio specification is younger than my current desktop which is 64 bit...
by Shadow_7
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: How to send system sounds to fw card?
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: How to send system sounds to fw card?

The simplest way is to reindex the drivers so the fw card is card 0 aka the default. You can have an .asoundrc with defaults.pcm.card # where # is the card number in /proc/asound/cards. If pulseaudio is your main sound configuration you can select it there with pavucontrol. You can also run pulseaud...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: synths crashing continously
Replies: 15
Views: 6198

Re: the midi branch

- I checked the memory with memtest. Everything seems ok. That would have been my guess. You might run conky with a config to show RAM usage. And notice if there's anything happening there at the point of failure. And if it's consistent. Check for motherboard firmware updates? The compile error see...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: Jack xrun every 1.5-2 seconds. What am I missing?
Replies: 14
Views: 8484

Re: Jack xrun every 1.5-2 seconds. What am I missing?

If you're running pulseaudio over jack, it tends to play nicer at 48kHz. CPU frequency scaling can be a bit quirky. AFAIK it still throttles down (some) under the performance governor. So you might hard set the min and max values to the same value to prevent that when doing latency sensitive stuff. ...
by Shadow_7
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Any recommended PCIe audio card?
Replies: 22
Views: 13108

Re: Any recommended PCIe audio card?

What's the vender:device from "lspci -n" for the device. So I can examine the alsa code base. Sometimes drivers contain assembly code which is platform specific, and that could be an issue, if it exists for that card. When it does exist, it normally uses the device ID to trigger that section of code.
by Shadow_7
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Any recommended PCIe audio card?
Replies: 22
Views: 13108

Re: Any recommended PCIe audio card?

Does anyone know if the Juli@ works on the new-ish arm boards that have SATA and PCIe slots?
by Shadow_7
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: My USB audio interface recently started failing to be found
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: My USB audio interface recently started failing to be fo

It might be more generic to call it hw:0,0 (playback), versus hw:0,1 (capture?). aka device 0 subdevice 0. Card specific names can be hit or miss. K6 or k6, or whatever applies depending on distro / package mood of the week. No real suggestions, just noting that that log entry doesn't really conform...
by Shadow_7
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Help with a inexpensive usb bass interface
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Help with a inexpensive usb bass interface

Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface --- seems to work for most folks at kernel 2.6.34+

I'm not sure if that was the one you were looking at using. USB 1.1 so probably 48kHz and 16bit for best sampling rates.
by Shadow_7
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

Sounds more like DNS. You could use 8.8.8.8 which is googles name resolver. In the old days the /etc/resolv.conf file contained the line "nameserver 8.8.8.8". There are new-ish things that don't use or displace the /etc/resolv.conf file. Which can be distro specific. And normally ISPs issue two IPs ...
by Shadow_7
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: My USB audio interface recently started failing to be found
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: My USB audio interface recently started failing to be fo

failing usb bus? faulty usb cable? Copper does break if bent over and over since it's metal. Although some elements from your log suggests possible software causes. Like using hw:K6,0 which probably requires some configuration in .asoundrc or the global variant to label in that way. Plus the handler...
by Shadow_7
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

# modinfo <module_name>

The ones for pppoe probably have ppp in the name. There's a number of router type devices that run at < 10W of power. It is another device per say, but it's not like a second or third 300W+ PC.
by Shadow_7
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

When I say dialup, it's not really a phone thing, it's that pppoe uses modem protocols before you get a network. I'm in the sticks a bit myself. But close enough to civilization to have a wireless ISP option (microwave dish). It's 10x's faster than actual dialup, but slow by domestic standards. It's...
by Shadow_7
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

>$ == as user? Some things need root access to work, it's a permissions thing. Ubuntu normally crosses that bridge with the sudo prefix for commands that run as root. It probably wouldn't hurt to compare lsmod outputs between the two to see if there's modules running on the one that works that are n...
by Shadow_7
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

CLI would be command line interface. Like xterm, bash, and other ways of doing things. It's one of the lowest level way of doing things. And unfortunately in linux, it's sometimes the ONLY way of doing things.
by Shadow_7
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Internet connection with KXStudio
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Internet connection with KXStudio

I'm an old CLI guy. $ dpkg-query --load-avail -l '*partial*package*' to find packages with distro specific names, like a version number on the end. Using aptitude or synaptic can let you get away with more generic naming conventions. Although using apt is less likely to be broken at any moment in ti...