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Old 08-14-2003, 10:38 AM   #1
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difficulty recognizing echoaudio soundcard

output of /sbin/lspci is:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset Host Bridge (MCH) (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]
02:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Motorola: Unknown device 3410
02:0b.0 Multimedia controller: Sigma Designs, Inc. REALmagic Hollywood Plus DVD Decoder (rev 02)

I assume the problem is with "02:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Motorola: Unknown device 3410"

I am running RedHat9, 2.4.20-19.9

I've googled this quite extensively, which is what led me to here. I have an echoaudio Mia pro audio card, and I keep getting "error while initializing the sound driver. device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)". There's a driver for this card and a how-to at the URL I've gone through the full ALSA driver installation procedure listed there, and installed alsa-lib and alsa-utils with no error. In fact, ALSA's mixer runs, but of course I get no output due to the badly configured soundcard.

sndconfig doesn't help because this soundcard isn't listed. I have verified that /lib/modules/2.4.20-19.9/kernel/sound/pci/echoaudio exists, so doesn't that verify the module's properly installed?

modprobe snd-echoaudio

returned nothing.

Any suggestions how i can make RH9 recognize this card? I spoke to the manufacturer, who pointed me to the ALSA page mentioned above, but that's all they knew.
Old 08-14-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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just to add a little more information:

after "modprobe snd-echoaudio" dmesg reads "Card registered: Mia rev.0 (DSP56361) at 0xe6000000 irq 5" and "cat /proc/interrupts" verifies Echoaudio on IRQ 5, but redhat-config-soundcard still detects nothing and sound doesn't work.

"cat /proc/bus/pci/devices" reveals the device "Echoaudio", but it does not appear in /etc/modules.conf, so I tried adding the line "sound-slot-0 Echoaudio", but that had no effect.

in /dev, the perms to audio* and relevant devices have been set to 666.
Old 08-18-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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I'm just guessing,
but did you do:

./cvscompile --with-cards=mia


make install

You then have to do a
modprobe snd-mia

BTW do you have a PCI or PCMCIA (laptop) card?
I have the PCMCIA, and have some strange DSP chip problems that we (with the author of the driver) haven't been able to pin down...


Don't forget all the other instructions:

tar xjf alsa-driver-1.0.5a.tar.bz2
cd alsa-driver-1.0.5a
tar xjf ../ea-0.8.12.tar.bz2
patch -p0 < EchoaudioPatch_1.0.5.patch
rm utils/mod-deps
./cvscompile --with-cards=gina24[,other cards] [other options]
cc -Wall `gtk-config --libs` `gtk-config --cflags` -lasound pci/echoaudio/echomixer.c -o Emixer
make install
modprobe snd-gina24
Old 05-03-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
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Sorry to bump this old thread, but has anyone had any success getting any echoaudio cards working with any flavour of linux?

Nowhere have I read 'Thanks everone, I got it working. All I had to do was............'

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