EWS88 MT/D on Linux

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  1. Rhodes

    Rhodes Audiosexual

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    I have an old PCI audio interface that works flawlessly and very fast on Xp and Win7, but I never managed to make it work on Linux :dunno:
    It is the old, long discontinued Terratec EWS88 MT/D

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    If someone could guide me installing it on Linux please ?

    I am using Linux Mint Mate 17 64bit
    I`d like to use it in linux just with my midi keyboard and Kontakt, and if possible to play Guitar with an acceptable latency.
    No need to record anything; for recording I use my DAW in Windows.
     
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  3. SillySausage

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    have you tried using WINE? https://www.winehq.org/

    the drivers for that card will be 32bit, so trying to get it to run on 64bit may also be a problem
     
  4. SineWave

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    Especially since this is a really old card I could bet there are modules [drivers] for it in Linux. I would google around a little bit, or try http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page It could be only a matter of injecting the right module into the kernel with a simple command, or editing one config file a little bit. I have RME HDSP 9652 and firewire TC Konnekt 48 working in Linux Debian Jessie with Xfce. RME even has a mixer app. ;) Btw. Gnome has far better apps for sound control in Linux than Mate. That could be a part of the problem, too. Try using Debian with Gnome or KDE until you learn the Linux ways better because these DEs have the best audio control applications.

    Cheers!
     
  5. Rhodes

    Rhodes Audiosexual

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    Thanks for the suggestions... I will try with Debian 32 bit

    Wine, sadly doesn`t work in this case... I managed to Start Cubase, but no way to make it recognize my Audio card

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    @SineWaye:
    I found this on alsa-proj. : http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Module-ice1712

    It seems that it is possible to make it work, my card seems to be supported, but I don`t understand nothing about compiling kernels... I am a musician :hug:

    Typing: modinfo soundcore

    returns the following lines:

    ...what now ... :)

    Should I follow (type) the commands in the Quick Installation guide ??? is it safe ??? :unsure:

    :)
     
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    Yes, it's safe, but you don't need to compile the kernel and all that shit. :) All you need to do is have alsa-utils installed, and then inject the modules into the kernel by running these commands: modprobe snd-ice1712 ; modprobe snd-pcm-oss ; modprobe snd-mixer-oss ; modprobe snd-seq-oss then edit the ALSA config file if they don't get loaded automatically after restart. This last step will probably be unnecessary. I had to do it for my RME but I can't remember where the ALSA config file is right now. Just run the commands and see what you get. It's like installing drivers in Windows, only easier. Once you manage to do it, it'll be much easier next time.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Rhodes

    Rhodes Audiosexual

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    thanks, I will try to do that.

    Anyway, I am using an outdated version of Linux, and it is time to install the newer LTS release... so if something goes wrong, not a big deal...

    Thanks for the reply! :wink:
     
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