Hello, and happy holidays to everyone.
I recently installed an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 in my home desktop,
and in light of the very helpful discussion that took place on this
list about a month ago have been able to get it working.
Sort of. For the first 10 to 15 seconds of playback, the audio
quality is everything that I had hoped for. At that point, though,
clicks and pauses begin which gradually get worse until the track
eventually becomes just a series of clicks. I believe that these are
underrun problems, though aplay and alsaplayer have only occasionally
reported actual underrun values. Oddly, the final few seconds of the
track often play normally.
I've tried playback with a variety of players (aplay, alsaplayer,
amarok, xine) and with kernels 2.6.18 and 188.8.131.52; the results are
the same in all combinations. Preemption Mode for both kernels is set to
Preempt. Alsa is 1.0.15 from Debian testing.
The kernels are hand-compiled so maybe I did something stupid in the
kernel configuration. However, this box also has a TurtleBeach Santa
0 [CS46xx ]: CS46xx - Sound Fusion CS46xx
Sound Fusion CS46xx at 0xfb102000/0xfb000000, irq 209
2 [M2496 ]: ICE1712 - M Audio Audiophile 24/96
M Audio Audiophile 24/96 at 0xa000, irq 217
and the TurtleBeach card (card0) exhibits none of these problems.
If there is anyone with advice to offer, I'd be really grateful.
Best wishes and thanks to everyone,