[AG-TECH] Current soundcards in use with Alsa and rat?

Gavin W. Burris aka 86 ga5in at psu.edu
Thu Jan 6 08:57:14 CST 2005

Creative Soundblaster 512 PCI works like a champ.

lspci reports:
0000:04:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)

Debian/GNU Linux with ALSA 1.0.6a.  The only gripe I have is that the
record level slider in RAT does not adjust the record level, but
adjusts the record audio local playback volume. 

Eric Olson wrote (on Wed, 22 Dec 2004 at 15:46):
> Hi,
> For those of you on linux using Alsa with rat, can you tell me which sound 
> cards you're using successfully recently?
> I've had problems with a couple cards so far, and would like to try one 
> that someone else is using, preferably with the Alsa driver instead of 
> the OSS compatibility driver, but anything that works (without the line-in 
> playback issues) would be great.  Someone mentioned that the Sound blaster 
> live should work -- are there any others I can try before buying one of 
> those to try it?
> Here are my experiences so far with two cards:
> es1370 for the sound blaster pci 128 (model CT4700):
>   alsa driver fails on an assertion when running.
>       rat-4.2.22-media: simple.c:1412: snd_mixer_selem_has_playback_volume:
>       Assertion `elem' failed.
>   OSS driver plays correctly but rat often resets the line-input playback 
>       to on (i.e. when the volume is changed)
> intel8x0 integrated audio:
>   alsa driver sounds mechanical and seems to be playing back a little too 
>     slowly.
>   oss driver has the same line-input playback problem as the other card.
> I'm testing with rat from both Doug's and Steve's recent packages and the 
> results are the same.  I've also built rat from UCL's cvs, but rat only 
> sees the OSS device and not the Alsa device, so I'm probably missing 
> something when building.
> I wouldn't mind helping fix some of these issues, but in the meantime I 
> hope to find an already working soundcard for our production node so we 
> don't have to keep running a script to fix the line-input playback 
> setting.
> Thanks for any help,
> Eric

Gavin W. Burris aka 86
Senior Systems Programmer
Penn State Visualization Group

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