Basically, I have a pro-studio sound card t oallow me to record in 24bit+/96khz+ I want to get the fack out of winblows an into linux using ardour.
Here is a link to the instructions I am following to get this to work (it has worked in Red Hat, but I don't understand gentoo's module stuff like I do RH's)
So basically what I do, is a grab the latest alsa driver and then the two latest echo audio drivers (supplied by that html) uncompress the alsa (doing this in my user dir /home/patientzero) then from within that dir I do a tar xvjf ../ea*** and ../eag*** then i type in a patch ocmmand and blah blah bah get everything installed...
problem 1 is that i have no idea how to unload the emuk10k1 stuff (i have two sound card in my pc, an sblive platinum for fun and the echo for work) as i just want to use my echo card period in linux for playback and recording. in redhat, i just made my modules.conf look like this:
alias eth0 3c59x
alias scsi_hostadapter advansys
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
#alias sound-slot-0 echoaudio
#post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
#pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
options 3c59x irq=11
alias char-major-195 nvidia
post-install snd-mixart /usr/bin/mixartloader
#alias sound-slot-1 emu10k1
alias snd-card-0 snd-echoaudio
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
but i dunno how to work with gentoo's stuff... so..