Hardware support

  • fgomes
Posted: Mon, 04/20/2009 - 09:11
Hi I'm currently using UbuntuStudio 8.04 (x86) on my 'studio' PC (kernel 2.6.24-23-rt): - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ - 1GB DDR2 666 RAM - 500 GB SATA HDD (Samsung) - Motherboard: Elite A780GM-A Black Edition - Graphics: ATI™ Radeon HD3200 graphics (Integrated in the AMD 780G chipset) - LAN: ATHEROS L1 Gigabit Fast Ethernet NIC - Soundcard: TASCAM US-122 (there are other 2 soundcards onboard, one a IDT 92HD206 8-channel audio CODEC, the other is associated with the HDMI output) I'm planning the migration to 64Studio 3.0 (in the past I've tried the 2.0 and had problems with unsupported network driver, the builtin 1Gb ethernet controller wasn't supported at that time). I will use the 64 bit version. Do you see something I must change in this setup before installing 64Studio? I will add more RAM before the installation, because the integrated graphic card uses about 256MB from the 1GB I have, so I will install at least 2GB of RAM. Is there any tutorial of how to setup the TASCAM US-122 on 64Studio? I've done it on UbuntuStudio, but the tutorial didn't work well, I've manage to do it with a few changes but lost my notes in the meantime... My attempt to run Ubuntu Jaunty with realtime kernel from ubuntustudio package (2.6.28-3-rt) failed, the system blocks during boot, the last message I see is: [0.392000] io scheduler cfq registered (default) Any advice will be welcome! Best regards Fernando

Thanks heLp

  • SiyahLim (not verified)
  • Sat, 12/12/2009 - 04:38
Thanks for your help! Booting in single user mode has the same result. I had just time to try to boot with nolapic option and it boots! As I told before this same setup is working with ubuntustudio 8.04 with kernel 2.6.24-23-rt (32 bit version, never tried the 64 bit version), but fails with the new rt kernel for ubuntu jaunty (2.6.28-3-rt, I've only tried the 32 bit version) and 64Studio kernel (64 bit version) So it seems there is some compatibility issues between motheboard/bios and the new realtime kernels, in the case of the 64Studio kernel the problem is solved by removing the lapic (but this might impact the system performance). SPAM REMOVED Do you have any tips on how to get around this limitation? The bios is the most recent one (there is a newer release only to support AM3 CPUs, that is not the case). SPAM REMOVED I'll make some additional tests, trying the 64Studio 32 bit kernel and Jaunty 64 bit RT kernel, in order to have all the options tested. Edit: Did you think we would not detect it? Please do not abuse the forums. Q

Ed, I think I remember you

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Mon, 05/18/2009 - 23:49
Ed, I think I remember you asking about this problem on a Ubuntu forum. Go to http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Vendor-Tascam It is not supported by Alsa Project. Your only chance, is that it complies with usb audio and usb midi standards. But it seems that it is not the case, otherwise you won't be so disappointed. Before purchasing hardware, always have a look at http://ffado.org for Firewire support, and at http://alsa-project.org for pci, pcie (both laptop or desktop format) and usb.

Tascam US-122 Help

  • Ed
  • 05/07/09
  • Mon, 05/18/2009 - 03:34
Where do I start to get my Tascam US-122 installed I was not able to install it with Ubuntu Studio Ed

Hi fgomes . I installed

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Sat, 05/09/2009 - 16:01
Hi fgomes . I installed 64studio 3 beta3 on my pc with this haedware: UbuntuStudio9.04+64Studio3rc3+WinXp Home SP3;Thermaltake Aguila,INTEL E8200@2,66GHz, ASUS P5K-SE,2GB CORSAIR 800MHz DDR2,2x HD 250GB Sata,FORTRON GREEN 500W,ASUS 9500GTOC 512MB- ddr3,Acer AL1751, DVD LG,Netgear834gt+d-link dwa-547;Zen Mosaic+EP630;AKG 171S I have no probelm and I'm not an expert in Linux. Before this I have used UbuntuStudio 8.04 and now I have installed UbuntuStudio 9.04 to use 3d acceleration with nvidia driver, not possible at this time in 64studio. This last version of Ubuntu Studio works well for my use that is at moment very simple. I have your same problem wiht 64studio 2.1 and both ethernet and wifi card so I can mever installed this version. I try also Fedora 10 wtih CCRMA packet and it'very interesting, but there are a big problem, for me, to use jack instead of pulse used by Fedora or both in same time so I leaved this for the moment. My suggest is reading in forum , becasue except 3d acceleration 64studio is similar to Ubunu for installation and maintening. If you have some doubt post here someone will help you. Bye Guido

I've installed 64Studio 3

  • fgomes
  • 04/20/09
  • Wed, 04/22/2009 - 10:58
I've installed 64Studio 3 Beta 3 x86 version on the same hardware. With the x86 version the boot sequence is interrupted at random stages (I've rebooted 4 times and it stopped at 4 different phases). Then I've added the nolapic option on boot and it boots well. Analyzing the dmesg output after boot I saw two problems, one is that the firmware for my wireless card is not present: [ 31.222316] usb 1-6: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub [ 31.270662] usb 1-6: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2 [ 31.270764] zd1211rw 1-6:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2 The other problem is with swapper [ 0.000999] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [ 0.000999] WARNING: at mm/highmem.c:225 kmap_flush_unused+0x1a/0x28() [ 0.000999] Hardware name: A780GM-A [ 0.000999] Modules linked in: [ 0.000999] Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.29-1-multimedia-686 #1 [ 0.000999] Call Trace: [ 0.000999] [] ? warn_slowpath+0x87/0x9f [ 0.000999] [] ? get_page_from_freelist+0x33a/0x3a3 [ 0.000999] [] ? __alloc_pages_internal+0x9c/0x385 [ 0.000999] [] ? kmap_flush_unused+0x1a/0x28 [ 0.000999] [] ? change_page_attr_set_clr+0xd3/0x2a5 [ 0.000999] [] ? ioremap_page_range+0xe4/0x11c [ 0.000999] [] ? _set_memory_uc+0x18/0x1c [ 0.000999] [] ? __ioremap_caller+0x204/0x248 [ 0.000999] [] ? ioremap_nocache+0xd/0xf [ 0.000999] [] ? hpet_enable+0x2b/0x23c [ 0.000999] [] ? hpet_enable+0x2b/0x23c [ 0.000999] [] ? hpet_time_init+0x5/0x13 [ 0.000999] [] ? start_kernel+0x257/0x304 [ 0.000999] ---[ end trace 4eaa2a86a8e2da22 ]--- It seems the system is working well, but didn't had time to make a complete test and benchmark. I want to deal with this problem before spending time testing its performance. Any tip on what might be wrong? I have problems with realtime / multimedia kernels, but not with normal kernels, Ubuntu works flawlessly (8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 Beta), no error logs, good performance, but when using recent RT kernels I have problems like these. I'm running also UbuntuStudio 8.04 (RT kernel) on this hardware, it works well but I have from time to time some RTC interrupts lost... 64Studio 2.0 also works on this hardware but had no support for the Gb ethernet card nor for the WiFi card. Best regards Fernando

Thanks for your

  • fgomes
  • 04/20/09
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 08:30
Thanks for your help! Booting in single user mode has the same result. I had just time to try to boot with nolapic option and it boots! As I told before this same setup is working with ubuntustudio 8.04 with kernel 2.6.24-23-rt (32 bit version, never tried the 64 bit version), but fails with the new rt kernel for ubuntu jaunty (2.6.28-3-rt, I've only tried the 32 bit version) and 64Studio kernel (64 bit version) So it seems there is some compatibility issues between motheboard/bios and the new realtime kernels, in the case of the 64Studio kernel the problem is solved by removing the lapic (but this might impact the system performance). Do you have any tips on how to get around this limitation? The bios is the most recent one (there is a newer release only to support AM3 CPUs, that is not the case). I'll make some additional tests, trying the 64Studio 32 bit kernel and Jaunty 64 bit RT kernel, in order to have all the options tested. Fernando

Recovery

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 05:37
Is it possible to boot into single user mode? If not there might be a bios setup problem, or a kernel parameter that needs to be send differently. Check and let us know. Cheers, Quentin

Just answering to my own

  • fgomes
  • 04/20/09
  • Mon, 04/20/2009 - 22:02
Just answering to my own question, I've installed 64Studio 3.0 Beta 3 64 bit version and the system crashes at the begining of the boot process, the only thing I see in the monitor is a stack trace, no logs on any of the log files. Any tip on how to get additional diagnose for this problem? The hardware setup is described in my previous post. Thanks! Fernando