Subject: HDSP RPM: How to load the firmware?
Date: Tuesday 17th January 2012 18:30:47 UTC (over 6 years ago)
hi all I'm an owner of a RME HDSP RPM external sound card having trouble to make it run under linux. My machine is running Ubuntu 11.04 (32bit) with a 2.6.38 kernel. Since my card doesn't seem supported by the alsa driver shipped with Ubuntu, I compiled alsa-driver and alsa-tools from the git repository: ./gitcompile --with-oss=no --with-sequencer=yes --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) --with-cards=hdsp,hda-intel Compilation was successful. When I insert the cardbus with attached iobox, I get the following messages in /var/log/kern.log (the same as with the module shipped with the ubuntu kernel): Jan 17 18:23:09 yoyo5 kernel: [ 18.263091] ALSA hdsp.c:857 Hammerfall-DSP: wait for FIFO status <= 0 failed after 30 iterations Jan 17 18:23:09 yoyo5 kernel: [ 18.266127] ALSA hdsp.c:857 Hammerfall-DSP: wait for FIFO status <= 0 failed after 30 iterations Jan 17 18:23:11 yoyo5 kernel: [ 19.581341] ALSA hdsp.c:718 Hammerfall-DSP: loading firmware Jan 17 18:23:11 yoyo5 kernel: [ 20.087189] ALSA hdsp.c:857 Hammerfall-DSP: wait for FIFO status <= 0 failed after 5000 iterations Jan 17 18:23:11 yoyo5 kernel: [ 20.087193] ALSA hdsp.c:724 Hammerfall-DSP: timeout waiting for download preparation Jan 17 18:23:11 yoyo5 kernel: [ 20.087195] ALSA hdsp.c:5512 Hammerfall-DSP: couldn't get firmware from userspace. try using hdsploader Jan 17 18:23:11 yoyo5 kernel: [ 20.087199] ALSA hdsp.c:5518 Hammerfall-DSP: card initialization pending : waiting for firmware When I do what is suggested, hdsploader (from git) gives me: $ hdsploader hdsploader - firmware loader for RME Hammerfall DSP cards Looking for HDSP + Multiface or Digiface cards : Card 0 : HDA Intel at 0xfe220000 irq 49 Card 1 : RME Hammerfall DSP at 0x80000000, irq 16 Upload firmware for card hw:1 Hwdep ioctl error on card hw:1 : Device or resource busy. At this point, I have no idea what to try next. Is it supposed to work at all? Btw: I seem to have the correct firmware installed at the correct place. When I remove it, I get a different error when invoking hdsploader. Also, when I upload the firmware to the iobox from a Windows machine and then insert the cardbus into my linux box, the soundcard works and I can use 'hdspmixer' with the correct number of channels. It seems the only part missing for full support under linux is uploading the firmware. Has anyone succeeded in uploading the firmware to the RPM? Having a glimpse at the source of hdsp.c tells me that someone was already working on RPM support. Thanks for any hints. Roman ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Keep Your Developer Skills Current with LearnDevNow! The most comprehensive online learning library for Microsoft developers is just $99.99! Visual Studio, SharePoint, SQL - plus HTML5, CSS3, MVC3, Metro Style Apps, more. Free future releases when you subscribe now! http://p.sf.net/sfu/learndevnow-d2d