bug report

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Mon Jan 23 00:47:07 UTC 2012

On Sun, January 22, 2012 10:20 am, Ralf Madorf wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-01-22 at 09:16 -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
>> for those who care ;-) I think this is really not our problem, but I
>> found
>> it while installing our iso so I will at least mention it here...
>> I have filed bug Bug #920069 about kernel panic when inserting an SD
>> card
>> in the machine.... something that works just fine in xubuntu 11.10.
> A kernel panic is a good reason to do a report, especially when data
> storage is involved. I've given up to use CD RAM years ago. I'm close to

I'm sorry, I wasn't belittling the problem, just saying it is someone
else's fix. I don't think any of us here are up to kernel debugging of the
usb stuff... but I could be wrong.

> I own an expensive RME HDSPe AIO card, I bought it because I'm using
> Linux only, but to get all advantages of this professional card, I
> should switch to M$.

Speaking of professional cards like The RME and the M-audio delta series..
I think the drivers for both are flawed/broken/not finished or whatever.
Both of these sets of cards are designed to be used two or more on the
same machine as one card in sync. Having read about the setup to make more
than one card in sync work with jack and alsa and the problems encountered
even when set up right... crashes, jackd errors etc. One of the
instruction sets I encountered says he has to restart jack several times
to get it to run, but once he does it is solid.

In my opinion, One of two things needs to happen... either the alsa driver
needs to deal with multi cards and show them as one (show one mixer, one
set of outputs/inputs, copy control settings to both cards etc.). or jackd
needs to realize that this is what people want to do and be willing to
control two alsa devices at the same time. If I was to choose, I would say
having Jack deal with more than one card at a time would be the best
solution. I hear work on jackd3 has started (to replace both 1 and 2) and
hope this is a feature that will be included. I don't know if two
instances of jackd can run on the same machine with netjack to connect,
but that really shouldn't have to happen anyway... just my two cents.

> I welcome every bug report about such issues and at the same time I
> recommend not to waste time to get hardware running, that doesn't work.

No worries, Whoever is doing kernels needs to know it's broke, but I can
use the same sd card in a usb adapter. It is the only way I can install on
this machine with no floppy or cd or dvd drive (and no space for one
either). I am installing from an SD card to a USB drive so that I can
leave the internal drive alone for "normal" use.

Len Ovens

Len Ovens

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