Maverick and Delta 1010lt

ailo at
Mon Apr 11 02:26:25 UTC 2011

On 04/11/2011 03:41 AM, Brian Blater wrote:
> I've been using US 10.04 for awhile on an older machine. I picked up a
> newer machine and decided to move my Delta 1010lt card to this machine
> and install US 10.10. What a nightmare it has been as I've been
> dealing with issues with lowlatency kernels, nvidia drivers and now
> the 1010lt card. Let me tell you this is not for the faint of heart as
> I've been working at this for 4-5 days now.
> Anyways, I won't go into the nvidia issues and the lowlatency kernel
> issues for now. 

nvidia drivers won't work if you use a kernel that is not meant for
Maverick. I assume you are using a kernel for another distro.
nvidia drivers can be made to work of course. You would either need to
build them yourself, or add them manually from a repo that matches the
kernel (I would believe), however, I would not recommend you to do this.

What I'm trying to get working is sound through my
> 1010lt at least. I've actually got an on board sound card that I've
> disabled in BIOS so I can focus on the 1010lt. I'm able to get sound
> out of the card using Jack and Hydrogen and I even get a test sound
> from the terminal with aplay. However, I'm not getting squat for
> system sounds, audacious, firefox etc. I can't believe this problem
> with the ICE1712 cards has been around for so long and there is
> nothing but numerous workarounds and they work part of the time, but
> not all of the time. Now, I'm just hopelessly lost in workaround hell.

Unfortunately there is a problem in how the ice1712 is presented to
pulseaudio. This is why you get no desktop sound, but it should be easy
to fix.
To copy what Ralf wrote in another post on this list (edit the file

# Configuration for the ICE1712 (Envy24) chip

ICE1712.pcm.front.0 {
	@args [ CARD ]
	@args.CARD {
		type string
	type route
	ttable.0.0 1
	ttable.1.1 1
	slave.pcm {
		type hw
		card $CARD
        #### fix PA issue ####
        slave.format S32_LE
        slave.channels 10

> Ok, so ranting off now. I followed several bug reports and I think
> those have at least allowed me to get the sound card working through
> Jack.

ice1712 will always work with jack. You might have neglected to raise
some volumse at first. An easy mistake to make, which I have made myself
many times.
Did you check out envy24control? It is a mixer for ice1712 cards. I
recommend to use that.

I can understand your frustration. I have went through the same thing
myself. Unfortunately the problem with getting ice1712 to work with
pulseaudio has been a long lingering problem (3 years and counting, I
I'm hoping Ubuntu Studio 11.10 will include a way to fix this, if yet
not fixed on regular Ubuntu.

 However, I still have no sound via the system. Any ideas on what
> I can do to get this sovled? Any nice, easy to follow (all solutions
> in one easy thread instead of following numerous links with just a
> small fix each) solutions out there? Would it be better to get the
> BIOS sound card working for system sounds and the 1010lt for Jack etc?
> I would like to be able to record some "system sounds" like sound
> clips from video files or other such stuff, but I think that can be
> done through some of the Jack pluggins.
> Should I just wait until 11.04 comes out and hope most of this has
> been addressed? I think the lowlatency is being better addressed in
> Natty at least.

There will be no -lowlatency included in Natty's repos. There is one
available here:
The -generic kernel is quite good on Natty, and hopefully that will
already be enough for many people.

> Thank you for any suggestions you may have.
> Brian


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