[Ardour-Users] FireWire support

Damien Zammit damien at zamaudio.com
Wed Aug 10 23:41:41 PDT 2016

Hi Frank,

On 11/08/16 16:31, Frank Smith wrote:
> Seems now the FW is a show stopper, 
There are now 2 alternatives for FireWire sound configuration under
GNU/Linux, either FFADO or Native ALSA, you just need to be careful that
if you use FFADO, you need to disable the ALSA driver in blacklist.conf
or it will most likely cause issues with streaming.
Although, I do recommend giving the ALSA mode a shot, as it's fairly new
in the kernel and might work better than a userspace FFADO driver.

> Also maybe of interest,  RME state that they will not be updating
> drivers for there hdsp cards on 64 bit systems,  so be warned, 
> perfectly  good cards no longer getting support.
I was under the impression that HDSP cards have a native linux driver,
so this is not an issue, these cards should work perfectly under GNU/Linux.


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