Audiophile 2496 no analog support?

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Audiophile 2496 no analog support?

Postby kevin tough » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:54 am

I have just purchased this M_Audio audio card. It is a common audio card for home studio musicians or wannabees. Pulse Audio uses the ICE1712 [Envy24] PCI Multi-Channel I/O Controller for this card. In the "Sound Preferences window the hardware selections are only variations of digital options.
The gui (software) to control this card is the "Envy24 Control" which can be found in "Specialist tools for ALSA" package. With this package you have options to control the digital to analog conversions necessary.

I cannot active the analog inputs and outputs of this card. S/PDIF outs function but I can not use them to input to my Dynacord mixer.

Help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Audiophile 2496 no analog support?

Postby cesium » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:23 pm

Err.. This is the OSS4 support forum. If you have ALSA/Pulse questions please ask them at the appropriate (and more knowledgable) place. igorzwx (sorry for deleting your post!) keeps offering a liveCD with OSS4 if you wish to test it.

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Re: Audiophile 2496 no analog support?

Postby igorzwx » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:32 pm

cesium wrote:igorzwx (sorry for deleting your post!) keeps offering a liveCD with OSS4 if you wish to test it.

No problem!

In a word, that Arch LiveCD can also be used for testing ALSA drivers, video drives, and anything else (without installing anything on your computer).
That magic LiveCD is easy to use:

It is very simple:
1. Boot LiveCD
2. Open terminal and execute a few commands.

For example, to install Skype for ALSA on that LiveCD (it will vanish after reboot) you have to execute these commands:

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$ sudo su
# pacman -Syy
# pacman -Sd pacman
# killall pulseaudio
# pacman -Rn pulseaudio
# /etc/rc.d/esd start
# pacman -S skype

The Manuals for ALSA and Skype are here: ... our_webcam

The Manual for Open Sound System (OSS4) is available here:

see also:
A simple script to change sound system OSS4 <-> ALSA

If you want to test video drivers and other things, you may read this:'_Guide

If your ALSA drivers invariably fail to work, you may file a bug. The manual is here: ... m-all.html

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