Asmo Koskinen asmo.koskinen at
Sat Aug 8 12:53:53 BST 2009

Robert Klaar kirjoitti:

> I'm in need of a new soundcard, it'll have too be external since I'm on a
> laptop. It can be fairly simple, a couple of inputs/outputs, is there a list
> somewhere of soundcards that are supported by the community?

There is ffado project for external firewire sound cards. I have Echo 
AudioFire 4, it is good enough for me (

Do not buy anything but fully supported sound card from ffado project!

Here is list:[]=perfect

Ubuntu Studio 8.04 do not have support for ffado, but Ubuntu Studio 9.04 
does ( But you can quite 
easy build ffado library from source for Ubuntu Studio 8.04, if you like 
to use that version.

And one more thing - there can be issues with firewire host controller - 
check your laptop first:

I have TI in both machines I use (use 'lspci' command):

06:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A 
IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

0a:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 
IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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