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external dac and sound

Postby utkusu on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:02 pm

Hi all,

I am somewhat a newbie and having some problems with LMDE and my external DAC (uDAC). The system sees it as audio device, I can even play songs with it if I use VLC player if I set the output device to ALSA-udac (in VLC). But I can't make it work system wide, neither with Banshee nor on browsers, etc. I set everything to ALSA udac, I tried getting rid of Pulseaudio, re-install, purge it again. Everything browsed for hours, tried a lot of things, but no I can't make it work. I was hoping you guys give me a hand here. I will attach the following:

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utku@mintdebutku ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI Controller (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IO (ICH9DO) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101/6102 single-port PATA133 interface (rev b2)
06:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW322/323 (rev 70)

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utku@mintdebutku ~ $ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC268 Analog [ALC268 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: �DAC [ Nuforce   µDAC], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 


In the sound settings menu, I set everything to ALSA-udac but it won't do anything. And it only allows PCM to be changed, but not the master.

anyone??
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Re: external dac and sound

Postby Lanser on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:18 am

utkusu. All you have to do is plug it in, turn it on and select the NuForce udac in sound preferences.
Note you need to select it as the preferred hardware device and as the preferred sound output device.
Nothing else to configure.

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Re: external dac and sound

Postby Oscar799 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:49 am

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Re: external dac and sound

Postby utkusu on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:30 am

@Lanser: I did all that before, but this time it just worked. a miracle?? thanks...
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Re: external dac and sound

Postby Lanser on Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:43 pm

Glad it is working for you now.
You might also be interested in reading this : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=44862&p=258450&hilit=nuforce#p258450
So far I have experienced none of the issues tagged here, but It's nice to know what tweaks are a required to fix potential glitches.

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