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RME Hammerfall DSP

PaulDavis is the maintainer of the code for this card.


PaulDavis has supplied his audio section from his modules.conf file.

This is the audio-related section. The only option you need worry about is the snd-enable option to </code>snd-hammerfall-mem.o</code>, and even that is optional because by default the module will just allocate memory for every Hammerfall or Hammerfall DSP device that it finds.

# Audio

# soundcore is the multiplexer for any and all sound drivers
# and ALSA hangs from major device 116

alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias char-major-116 snd

# soundcore/OSS service number notes:
# 0: /dev/mixer
# 1: /dev/sequencer
# 2: /dev/midi
# 3: /dev/dsp
# 4: /dev/audio
# 5: /dev/dspW
# 6: sndstat
# 8: /dev/music
# 9: /dev/synth
# 10: /dev/dmfm
# 12: /dev/adsp

# Four soundcards. 
# OSS-style opens look for sound-slot-N
# ALSA-style opens look for snd-card-N

alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-slot-2 snd-card-2
alias sound-slot-3 snd-card-3

alias snd-card-0 snd-wavefront
alias snd-card-1 snd-trident
alias snd-card-2 snd-rme9652
alias snd-card-3 snd-hdsp

# First soundcard is a Turtle Beach Tropez+, which has a CS4232 (with
# an ad1848 CODEC), the usual OPL3, and an ICS2115 wavetable
# synthesizer with its own MIDI interface.  

# Here, we leave the CS4232 
#MIDI interface undefined, since it uses a
# physical interface that is only accessible from within the case of
# the machine and I'm not interested in using it. To use it, set:
#   snd_cs4232_mpu_port
#   snd_cs4232_mpu_irq

options snd-wavefront snd_id="Tropez+"
options snd-wavefront-synth \
    reset_time=100 \
    debug_default=0xffff \

alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss

# Second soundcard is HoonTech SoundWave 4D-NX, based on
# the Trident 4D-NX chip. 

options snd-trident snd_id="4D"

alias sound-service-1-0  snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-1-3  snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss

# Both the RME9652 and Hammerfall DSP drivers use
# the snd-hammerfall_mem module.

options snd-hammerfall_mem snd_enable=1,1

# Third card is an RME Digi9652 (Hammerfall)
# It offers nothing but pure digital PCM 

options snd-rme9652 snd_id="9652"

# Fourth card is an RME Hammerfall DSP card
# It offers variety of things

options snd-hdsp snd_id="hdsp"

Trevor added: I gave up on ALSA for my Libretto 70, went back to OSS. Using the Gentoo distribution of ALSA. The midi_port definition is where it hangs A true bug, but the kernel OSS module opl3sa2 works fine. -- trevor @ dontspam me @ trevormarshall dotty com

Extra notes

  1. The initial HDSP release notes.
  2. JeremyHall provided this info for a working RME Hammerfall .asoundrc file which may be useful for the HDSP.

See also

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