[ardour-users] Newbie defeated by OSS!

Nate Monroe nate.monroe at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 14:02:31 PDT 2005

On 7/14/05, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 07:40:06 -0600
> Steve D <groups at xscd.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 12:20:43AM -0600, Nate Monroe wrote:
> > >
> > > As ALSA does not provide a driver for the Audiophile 192, I purchased
> > > the 4Front Technologies license for the professional OSS device
> > > drivers. [...]
> >
> >
> > ALSA *does* support the ice1724 chipset in your soundcard:
> >
> > http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc/doc-php/template.php?module=ice1724
> Count me among the confused as to why Nate thinks that the Audiophile
> needed different drivers. I've got an Audiophile in my son's machine,
> which runs Fedora/Planet CCRMA, and it works flawlessly without any
> 3rd party drivers. I've also got a Delta 1010 in my system, same
> distro, same success.

Allow me to make those clouds of confusion dissapear! There are two types of 
"1724" drivers. One is the envy1724 which is used on the older models of 
M-Audio cards. Then there is the envy1724HT, which is used on the newer 
models like the Revolution. Reading messages sent to the ALSA Team, they 
said they had not tried the envy1724HT on the Audiophile 192 card yet, and 
they welcomed feedback from anyone that had. Well... they got some feedback 
soon after! The envy1724 does not work at all on the Audiophile 192 & the 
envy24HT results in a loud and distorted output that cannot be adjusted or 

Nate, here's what I would do:
> 1) Get an immediate refund from 4Front Technologies
> 2) Uninstall their drivers (*)
> 3) Configure ALSA to handle the Audiophile as described in the link
> above.
> 4) Run qjackctl, start jack, run ardour, experience joy.

I'd probably get a refund from 4Front when Hades freezes over! I
willuninstall the OSS driver as I believe your next paragraph is
absolutely true
(despite 4Front's claims to the contrary)...

Ardour doesn't deal with OSS at all; it's reliant on JACK, which in turn
> is reliant on ALSA. OSS doesn't enter into the picture in terms of what
> you're trying to do.
Nuff said!

>From the fretboard of,

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