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Old 09-28-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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I'm probably going to have to dump Linux because I have no sound


I got the E-MU 1212 sound card. Good high quality card for those of use that do computer recording. Unfortunately there are no Linux drivers for it.

There are something called ALSA drivers however. One guy posted a brief article on how to get the 1212 card working with these drivers, but it has not worked for me.

First he said to download the latest ALSA drivers. I did that and I saved them to my Flash Drive.

Then he said to open up a command window and type this:

wget ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/drive...1.0.16.tar.bz2

That is one of four entries he says to type. But after I type that and hit Enter, it just says "No such file or directory..."

I think that wget and that ftp stuff is actually telling Ubuntu to access the web and look for it. I downloaded the drivers and saved them to my Flash so I don't think I would really need to enter in that wget and ftp stuff.

But I don't have a clue as to how I would install the drivers I downloaded.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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Which distro are you using? That would really assist us in trying to help you.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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So you have instructions to download the latest alsa drivers using the ftp command and the ftp command is not working for you but you have already downloaded the latest drivers.
So what do the instructions say to do next?
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:46 PM   #4
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ALSA = Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

These are the linux sound drivers

don't give up yet we just need more information in order to help you. what distro are you on? what is the output of 'lspci'?

I have my mAudio Delta1010 recording card working with linux and there is some very nice software for doing this type of work on linux. just stick with it. it's going to take some work, but in the end it's worth it.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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I think I downloaded the drivers from the ftp site. I think the guy wrote some wrong stuff in his directions. I changed a few things and in the command window it looked like all four files actually downloaded.

I'm using Ubuntu.

But one of them is a firmware file. I do not want to install anything that is going to flash or update some chip on my soundcard. Nope. And I think that is what firmware does doesn't it?
 
Old 09-28-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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...I think the guy wrote some wrong stuff in his directions...
Okay, what are the directions?
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:06 AM   #7
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Then he says to extract the files so I went into a Terminal and typed:

tar -xf alsa-driver-1.0.17.tar.bz2

I repeated that command for the other 3 files and it did extract the files into their own folders.

Then he says to get the package build-essential which installs compiler libraries and other programming and compiling utilities with this command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Then after that he talks about actually installing the drivers and stuff.

But as I stated above, I don't want to go further if that firmware file is going to flash my card or something. That's really dangerous.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:33 AM   #8
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Quote:
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...That is one of four entries he says to type....
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Originally Posted by 357mag View Post
...I changed a few things and in the command window it looked like all four files actually downloaded...
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Originally Posted by 357mag View Post
...I repeated that command for the other 3 files and it did extract the files into their own folders...
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...I don't want to go further if that firmware file is going to flash my card or something. That's really dangerous.
Well, you can give up or say what files you have downloaded and what the directions are.
Unless you tell me I have no f****** idea.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:45 AM   #9
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Type this in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install build essential

Now let's start installing. First the ALSA driver:

cd alsa-driver 1.0.17 ./configure --makewith-cards=emu10k1
make
make install

Do the same for all the other archives.

That's pretty much it except for a little fine tuning.

But to reiterate, I don't want to go any further if the firmware file is going to flash or update my card. That is what I need to find out.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:50 AM   #10
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I don't see why anything would update the firmware on you card. you're never going to get the help you need unless you cooperate. please post a link to the directions you are following or cut and paste them verbatim! don't leave anything out because you don't think it's important 'cause you don't know what's important.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 01:02 AM   #11
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=715755
 
Old 09-29-2008, 01:03 AM   #12
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EDIT: If it was me I would follow the instructions.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 09-29-2008 at 01:09 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:45 AM   #13
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if you read down through the posts there are a couple ways to install the drivers if the first method didn't work...

I mean WOW
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sudo apt-get -y build-dep alsa-lib alsa-utils alsa-driver && cd /home/$USER/compiled/alsa-driver-1.0.16 && ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 && make && sudo make install && cd ../alsa-lib-1.0.16 && ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 && make && sudo make install && cd ../alsa-firmware-1.0.16/ && ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 && make && sudo make install && cd ../alsa-utils-1.0.16/ && ./configure --with-cards=emu10k1 && make && sudo make install
 
  


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