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Old 03-07-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
simon72post
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usb soundcard no audio mixer crash


Hi
I have been trying to get my USB soundcard working on my Mythbuntu 8.10 computer.
The soundcard is a ego-sys U2A soundcard and is detected, but I dont have many controls in the default mix I only have mic input. and the soundcard dosn't even have a mic input.
I have tried various other mixers but they crash when I try to use them. so I'm unable to get any sound out.
I have read that there is no volume control with this card which isn't a problem so long as I can set the volume high and get some sound out of it.

dos anyone have any idea what I can do to fix the problem.

thanks Simon

here is a bit more infomation for you.

http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=969
http://tuxmobil.org/usb_linux.html

Code:
arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 1: U2A [Waveterminal U2A], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Code:
cat /proc/asound/cards
 1 [U2A            ]: USB-Audio - Waveterminal U2A
                      EGO SYStems Inc. Waveterminal U2A at usb-0000:00:10.0-1, full speed
Code:
 lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:08.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
00:08.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)
 
Old 03-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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hi

I do not have your hw so forgive me for replying after only 18 hours or so.

I think the issue is your capture device may be hogging the sound server.

the answer may be to configure a different sound server such as pulse or
http://jackaudio.org/ http://www.64studio.com/

you may want to run alsa-info.sh and look at www.alsa-project.org for a .asoundrc file or send a mail to the user mailing list?
 
Old 03-10-2009, 04:46 AM   #3
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Hi

Thanks for the response.

The other Device Bt878 Audio Capture is a DVB TV card.
I removed this card and rebooted the machine but was still unable to get and audio out.
All I get are a few clicks while booting.

From what I have read the volume is not adjustable on this sound card. So I'm thinking if the system has set the volume half way it's causing the problem.

Is there a configuration file somewhere where. where I can adjust the volume to maximum and that might solve the problem.

As all the mixers I have tried crash.

Thanks

Simon
 
Old 03-10-2009, 07:40 AM   #4
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try alsamixer as root and then as a user
maybe its a permissions thing with your distro?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 08:48 AM   #5
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Hello Again

I have been having more of a look and have still not been able to get any audio out.
I have checked the permissions and my user is in the list.

I found this infomation about this soundcard
http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=969

And it said as the volume has no control in linux. and to adjust the volume in windows then plug the soundcard in to linux.

I tried this but still no luck (worked fine in windows though)

here is a bit more infomation.

Quote:
alsamixer

alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory
Quote:
lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a92:0011 EGO SYStems, Inc. SYS WaveTerminal U2A
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Quote:
lsmod
Module Size Used by
via 49280 2
drm 86056 3 via
binfmt_misc 16904 1
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
sco 18308 2
rfcomm 44432 0
l2cap 30464 6 bnep,rfcomm
bluetooth 61924 6 bnep,sco,rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
video 25232 0
output 11008 1 video
container 11520 0
sbs 19464 0
pci_slot 12680 0
wmi 14504 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
battery 18436 0
ipv6 263972 14
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
ac 12292 0
lp 17156 0
snd_usb_audio 89728 0
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 16136 1 snd_pcm
snd_usb_lib 24192 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 15236 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 63268 10 snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer, snd_seq_device
soundcore 15328 1 snd
evdev 17696 8
serio_raw 13444 0
psmouse 45200 0
parport_pc 39204 1
parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
pcspkr 10624 0
dst 36232 1
i2c_viapro 15764 0
button 14224 0
dvb_bt8xx 22916 13
dvb_core 86272 2 dst,dvb_bt8xx
bt878 17464 2 dst,dvb_bt8xx
bttv 171028 2 dvb_bt8xx,bt878
videodev 41344 1 bttv
v4l1_compat 22404 1 videodev
ir_common 48900 1 bttv
compat_ioctl32 9344 1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit 14340 1 bttv
v4l2_common 19840 1 bttv
videobuf_dma_sg 20612 1 bttv
videobuf_core 26628 2 bttv,videobuf_dma_sg
btcx_risc 12552 1 bttv
tveeprom 20228 1 bttv
via_agp 16256 1
i2c_core 31892 7 dst,i2c_viapro,dvb_bt8xx,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,v4l2_common,tveeprom
shpchp 38036 0
pci_hotplug 34976 1 shpchp
agpgart 42184 2 drm,via_agp
ext3 133256 2
jbd 55828 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sd_mod 42392 4
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
sata_via 15492 3
pata_via 16132 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
ata_generic 12932 0
ehci_hcd 43788 0
uhci_hcd 30736 0
libata 178208 4 sata_via,pata_via,pata_acpi,ata_generic
usbcore 149360 6 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
scsi_mod 155212 3 sd_mod,sg,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
r8169 36100 0
mii 13440 1 r8169
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 2 thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 1

Last edited by simon72post; 03-13-2009 at 08:49 AM.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
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hmmm google is not friendly with this usb device.

I am struggling...maybe download the ms driver and run it with wine, using an xp driver?

http://download.esi-audio.com/?w=esi&p=38&g=2&l=en
 
  


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