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Old 08-28-2016, 04:28 AM   #1
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Question Do I need to install my soundcard?


Hi All, I'm a struggling new AVlinux user & I have a E-MU 1616PCi card in my Pc, the thing is I wondered Do I have to install/register it in linux?,

It is seen by linux but just asking so it's done properly cos in Windows I had to install it & drivers the breakout box with mixer & DSP are displayed but not in linux?

Any help is appreciated!
 
Old 08-28-2016, 04:41 AM   #2
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Hi All, I'm a struggling new AVlinux user & I have a E-MU 1616PCi card in my Pc, the thing is I wondered Do I have to install/register it in linux?,
You don't need to. You are free: it is free as a right and free a beer.


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It is seen by linux but just asking so it's done properly cos in Windows I had to install it & drivers the breakout box with mixer & DSP are displayed but not in linux?
That ghost does not exist in Gnu/Linux country.

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Any help is appreciated!
Sooner or later you will need help. Feel free to come to LQ.

Welcome to the club.

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Old 08-28-2016, 05:10 AM   #3
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AVLinux have their own forums & documentation.
they should have the answers you need!
http://bandshed.net/forum/index.php
 
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:37 AM   #4
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Sound and ALL (supported) drivers are included with the linux kernel. So you don't need to install it, as it is already installed. Baring minimal installations and custom kernels that uncheck those boxes. ALSA used to be it's own project (Spearheaded by SuSE). But it got integrated into the kernel a few years back. There are a few oddball cards that are not well supported and might require more recent sources to function. But for the most part, it just works. Outside of picking "which" soundcard to use by default. Since the motherboard, webcam, video card, and other things all have soundcards now.
 
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:50 AM   #5
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I have googled this card and, it seems, it is supported by more recent ALSA versions (but, from personal experience, you may need to unmute things in alsactl) but if you need the mixer it's a github project which will need some compilation.
From what I've seen a lot of this type of hardware doesn't support Linux but the various Linux Audio lists and websites give some decent advice.
Sorry, not specific advice but encouragement to keep looking into it.
 
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:57 AM   #6
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Thank you guys for the replies!,
@ Shadow 7, Although I can see it's recognized in linux, in Windows I installed it & it was done, Now it just seems that I have to keep selecting what I want to use?, whereas in "the other os" It was a once only!. I installed it & it's the "Default". Q; What is SuSe?.

@273, In "Alsactl" do you mean Alsamixer?, Creative products stopped supporting E-MU for more commercially rewarding items a long time ago! but I like it & would prefer to keep using it & pull away from M$ & their constantly changing $€ making ideas!.
The "Patchmix DSP" that is in the desktop in windows is easier to handle than the Alsamixer, but you say it's a "Guithub" project & although I've seen the word before I've no idea how to "compile anything", more reading is needed for that?

AVLinux have an imminent update so I'm hoping soon I'll have things sorted & can get back to just recording me & my guitar, but I recently retired from the daily grind of work & know there's a LOT of learning/reading to do first?.
 
Old 08-30-2016, 01:21 PM   #7
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SuSE is a linux distro. Based out of Germany and popular over there. In the early days of linux, Redhat and SuSE were the two biggest dogs in the game.

Linux has a lot of flexibility. If you want to have a default, you must save your configuration. With "alsactl store" for mixer levels. And a custom .asoundrc or re-indexing of kernel modules to sort your desired card to index 0. Or use the more common pavucontrol to select your desired settings.

I tend towards alsa natively.

Code:
# ~/.asoundrc
defaults.ctl.card 1
defaults.pcm.card 1
defaults.pcm.device 0
$ alsamixer -c 1

Where 1 is the index (from /proc/asound/cards) for my usb soundcard. And in my case, card would be 0 and device would be 3 if I wanted to use the HDMI audio output. YMMV. Or use pulseaudio (probably already in use by default)

$ pavucontrol

Mostly disable everything but the device that you want to be the default and it'll automagically save that preference for you.
 
Old 08-30-2016, 01:27 PM   #8
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Sorry I took a while to reply. Yes, I meant alsamixer, Shadow_7 gives some good advice above regarding that.
The software mixer panel I found is emutrix but I'm afraid I've not really installed from Github before so can't give any advice how to install.
For day-to-day use the card should work out of the box possibly needing to do that Shadow_7 mentioned. The mixer will probably be needed for more complex situations though and you might also need things like jack.
 
  


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