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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Installing FFADO and Jack2 on Debian Jessie


as topic says I need to make my system aware of my Focusrite Saffire PRO 14 and so I installed from the repository:
  1. ffado-tools
  2. ffado-dbus-server
  3. ffado-mixer-qt4
  4. jack2-firewire(autoistalled jackd2)
now the documentation on the ffado website and wiki seams quite obsolite but I guess I'd have to compile the client? yet they say jack should act as such....
Any one who can help me with the hardware recognition and early setting, or point me to more intutive documentation?
any kind of help would be highly appreciate
 
Old 11-30-2015, 07:17 AM   #2
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Did you check ffado webpage to see if the Saffire is supported?

jack and ffado only get the hardware going. ffado as the controller for any firewire related things. And jack as the controller for the saffire. Understand jack as the sound card driver. After starting jack and having your saffire recognized you can use the saffire as a sound card for other programs like ardour for example.

Maybe you should check out ubuntustudio.org. Also I don't like ubuntu that much they did a great job when it comes to "sound production" under linux. As well there are some alternative distros you can use.
 
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:07 AM   #3
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Hey there, yep my card was not on their best position but it should work, right now I'm on debian and I would like to stay. Another bit of information: when yesterday I tried to use the command $ ffado-mixer it opened the "first time launch" autocompiling a form, with information on my device. And it actually regocnized it! I also checked under /dev/fw1 and there's a file! Point is that using team speak or the audio mixer the jackd source doesn't figure... There's only alsa and pulseaudio with the integrated card and the nvidia audio


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JuJu FireWire stack

As of kernel 2.6.37 the legacy FireWire stack has been removed from the kernel sources in favor of the JuJu stack. If you have FFADO installed it should take care of properly setting up your device(s). Instead of creating a /dev/raw1394 node, the JuJu stack creates nodes per device in /dev/, first device is always /dev/fw0. Take note that the first device is always your controller, not your soundcard.

To use JACK with your FireWire device(s), set the driver to 'firewire' in QjackCtl or use the -dfirewire option on the commandline.
The commands on the last line go "bash no command found" but I guess that is the right path to find a solution

Last edited by d0cK; 11-30-2015 at 01:53 PM. Reason: typing from cell= mistakes
 
Old 12-01-2015, 02:04 AM   #4
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Alsa and pulseaudio stand to each other as ffado and jack do. Alsa gets the sound hardware up while pulseaudio controlls it. There is a plugin for pulseaudio for jack. At least it should be. But to see your saffire you have to have jack running.
For a quick check I would disable pulseaduio, fire up jack with some sane default settings. And see that you can do the speaker-test. After set up the values for jack and see which are the just stable values. Then try to get jack and pulseaudio to work together.

As there are allready some good tutorials on the net. Check this out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio. Gives a nice introduction to audio under linux.
 
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