Error message while installing Utilities for ALSA for Echo Audio Layla24

  • hcarlh
Posted: Sun, 07/22/2007 - 08:56
I'm trying to install the Utility package (from the Alsa Project website) for the Echoaudio Layla24. Running the ./configure command, I receive this message: checking for initscr in -lncurses... no checking for initscr in -lcurses... no configure: error: this packages requires a curses library Considering 64 Studio is based on Debian, how can I install the required library so I may continue in getting Layla24 to work? I can't seem to find the required library in the Synaptic Package Manager. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks! Carl

Just a note... Installed 2.1

  • Locar
  • 07/23/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 03:48
Just a note... Installed 2.1 today and Echo Layla24 works out of the box. Load up echomixer from a command line, load up jack control and follow the setup procedure above. For my machine I had to change the interface to "hw:1" but yours may vary. In the Echomixer grab the PCM button to open the mixer and turn the A0/A1 gang faders down to 25% before you fire it up....or put the headphones on :) Carl, hope everything is going well for you.

Packages

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 07/22/2007 - 11:51
Look in the repository menu item in synaptic and make sure you have the debian etch (stable) repository ticked. Ater reloading the repositories, you should now see all the packages you might need (except a few that you would have to get either from source or other repositories) A quick google search with "debian" and your packages might shed some light on where you might find packages that are not officially shipped with debian. Cheers

Thank you both Quentin and

  • hcarlh
  • 07/20/07
  • Mon, 07/23/2007 - 07:44
Thank you both Quentin and Cyclick for responding. 64 Studio only installed one repository and the http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable/ repository gives me error messages. I've added the debian multimedia repository, but no success. I've spent a couple of nights trying to resolve this. I'll wait until the final 2.0 release is available and try again with that one. Hopefully, it will install all needed files for my Layla24 and recognize it. Carl

ALSA for Echo Audio Layla24

  • cyclick
  • 07/13/07
  • Sun, 07/22/2007 - 10:02
Hi, I see in /etc/modutils/alsa-base layla24 is already exist in alsa drivers base (64Studio 1.4.0). Normally layla24 are ok no....you can check if is blacklisted /etc/modutils/alsa-base-blacklist curses library is libncurses5-dev but I'm not sure.. Best regards,

Have you tried echomixer?

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Thu, 07/26/2007 - 11:05
You shouldn't need to compile ALSA utilities to get your Layla to work. The echomixer application is included in the distro, we just didn't put it on the Sound & Video menu because we couldn't test it here. Try this, in a terminal: # echomixer If that works OK, you should be able to use Jack Control with your Layla (Setup button -> Settings tab -> Interface, click the arrowhead on the right and select the Layla). Cheers!

Thank you Daniel

  • hcarlh
  • 07/20/07
  • Fri, 07/18/2008 - 03:05
Have you tried echomixer? You shouldn't need to compile ALSA utilities to get your Layla to work. The echomixer application is included in the distro, we just didn't put it on the Sound & Video menu because we couldn't test it here. Try this, in a terminal: # echomixer If that works OK, you should be able to use Jack Control with your Layla (Setup button -> Settings tab -> Interface, click the arrowhead on the right and select the Layla). Cheers! * By Daniel at 07/26/2007 - 11:05 It's been a year and I did not see your reply at the time....I apologize. Family medical problems changed living my situation and I moved, gave up Linux for a year, etc. Anyhoo....I have reinstalled 64 Studio and your suggestion for the Jack Control worked. *Thank you so much, Daniel!* Carl