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    Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles <solved>

    I've been trying for SO long, scouring every bit of info that comes up, and still nothing seems to be working.

    My external sound card/interface just WON'T work.
    I followed these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TASCAM_US-122

    and I get the light on, it stayed on when I plugged/unplugged it, sometimes I even got sound through it via the preferences > sound > test sound stuff...
    -- but most of the time it would just freeze my computer, and I would need to hard reboot it.

    I found a way to uninitialize it, and then followed these directions: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Tascam_US-122
    -- subbing the most recent alsa-firmware (1.0.20) in.

    Now I don't get any sound, and it's still freezing when I try and test it.

    I really need some help.
    Last edited by Zoey.Marie; October 29th, 2009 at 03:48 AM.

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    These things are a pain to get working. I did it three times under Debian, copy'n'pasting the commandlines to get there and on both subsequent tries I had to modify the procedure.

    Here's the latest. Again, Debian, not Ubuntu.
    Code:
    - install package alsa-firmware-loaders
    - in debian it is misspelled us-112
    - debian forgets to install the firmwares
       10  fetch http://ftp.mj2.org/pub/alsa/firmware/alsa-firmware-1.0.17.tar.bz2
            mkdir /usr/share/alsa/firmware
            zcat | tar fx -
            ./configure  --with-hotplug-dir=/usr/share/alsa/firmware &&
            make.  Do NOT `make install`, it messes up the installation.
            mv usx2yloader /usr/share/alsa/firmware/.
            sh /etc/init.d/udev restart
    - plug out, plug in
    - aplay -l
    card 4: USX2Y [TASCAM US-X2Y], device 0: US-X2Y Audio [US-X2Y Audio #0]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    - amidi -l
    IO  hw:4,0,0  TASCAM US-X2Y MIDI 1
    Stock up on coffee or beer or whatever keeps you going. You'll need it.

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Thank you a bunch for replying. I think a really hard part of all this is when people don't even try and help.
    -- so thank you.

    Though, to be honest, I'm still pretty new at all this, so I don't really understand a lot of your note (I don't really know how to break all of it down into steps and commands)--totally my shortfall, I know. Is there any way to translate it into newb language? If it's too much effort, I totally understand. I can try and get someone on the IRC channel to help (though sometimes they're too busy). Shrugs.

    Also, I've been reading a lot of tutorials/how-to's etc. and I keep noticing that I always have the light on my us-122 on even though sound is not getting into the box (though, the only things I've tried are the preferences > sound, and JACK for testing--so there could be faults there too). It's just really hard running diagnostics on it when I don't really know what's wrong with it.
    -- The light's on, that means it's initialized, right? So why wouldn't I be getting sound from it?? :/ I guess if it's a bad install, there could be a million things wrong with it.


    Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any further help, it'd be wonderful.


    ~ Z

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    I've tried https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TASCAM_US-122
    I've tried http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Tascam_US-122

    I've tried subbing the latest alsa firmware (1.0.20), I've tried the 1.0.17, I've tried the 1.0.19.

    I can't even get the preferences > sound tests to work anymore.

    This is so frustrating.

    The light is on, but I can't figure out how to get sound from it.

    is there something else I should be testing? Some other place to check it? Gr...

    ~ Z

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Please give us dmesg, /var/log/messages and lsusb after you plugit out and back in with what you have.

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by dmesg
    [10624.354228] usb 1-3.2: USB disconnect, address 10
    [10652.771934] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 4(4) BSS returned, data->length = 332
    [10655.028147] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 11
    [10655.140150] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [10655.325192] usb 1-3.2: USB disconnect, address 11
    [10657.076154] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 12
    [10657.190952] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [10660.449458] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=4 ep=8in;wait=1025,frame=1).
    [10660.449462] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 1025 is still missing.
    [10660.449464] Cause could be too long delays in usb-hcd interrupt handling.
    [10660.484202] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=39 ep=10out;wait=39,frame=36).
    [10660.484205] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 39 is still missing.
    [10660.484208] Cause could be too long delays in usb-hcd interrupt handling.
    [10660.523195] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=78 ep=10out;wait=78,frame=75).
    [10660.523198] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 78 is still missing.
    [10660.523200] Cause could be too long delays in usb-hcd interrupt handling.
    [10660.563190] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=118 ep=10out;wait=118,frame=115).
    [10660.563194] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 118 is still missing.
    [10660.563196] Cause could be too long delays in usb-hcd interrupt handling.
    [10661.473288] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=4 ep=8in;wait=1025,frame=1).
    [10661.473292] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 1025 is still missing.
    [10661.473294] Cause could be too long delays in usb-hcd interrupt handling.

    Quote Originally Posted by /var/log/messages
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop kernel: [10574.144330] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: load /usr/share/alsa/firmware/usx2yloader/us122fw.ihx for 1604/8006/100 to /proc/bus/usb/001/009
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop kernel: [10574.258801] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: load /usr/share/alsa/firmware/usx2yloader/us122fw.ihx for 1604/8006/100 to /proc/bus/usb/001/009
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: unknown product
    Oct 18 14:49:04 zoey-laptop kernel: [10574.442675] usb 1-3.2: USB disconnect, address 9
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop kernel: [10576.192170] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for /proc/bus/usb/001/010
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop kernel: [10576.306923] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: leaving
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for /proc/bus/usb/001/010
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
    Oct 18 14:49:06 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
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    Oct 18 14:49:07 zoey-laptop last message repeated 2 times
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    Oct 18 14:49:08 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
    Oct 18 14:49:08 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: leaving
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: leaving
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: leaving
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop last message repeated 2 times
    Oct 18 14:49:09 zoey-laptop pulseaudio[3837]: alsa-util.c: Cannot find fallback mixer control "Mic" or mixer control is no combination of switch/volume.
    Oct 18 14:49:54 zoey-laptop kernel: [10624.354228] usb 1-3.2: USB disconnect, address 10
    Oct 18 14:50:23 zoey-laptop kernel: [10652.771934] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 4(4) BSS returned, data->length = 332
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop kernel: [10655.028147] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 11
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: load /usr/share/alsa/firmware/usx2yloader/us122fw.ihx for 1604/8006/100 to /proc/bus/usb/001/011
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop kernel: [10655.140150] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: load /usr/share/alsa/firmware/usx2yloader/us122fw.ihx for 1604/8006/100 to /proc/bus/usb/001/011
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fw: unknown product
    Oct 18 14:50:25 zoey-laptop kernel: [10655.325192] usb 1-3.2: USB disconnect, address 11
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop kernel: [10657.076154] usb 1-3.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 12
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for /proc/bus/usb/001/012
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop kernel: [10657.190952] usb 1-3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: leaving
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for /proc/bus/usb/001/012
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
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    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop /lib/udev/tascam_fpga: calling /usr/bin/usx2yloader for
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    Oct 18 14:50:27 zoey-laptop last message repeated 2 times
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    Oct 18 14:50:30 zoey-laptop pulseaudio[3837]: alsa-util.c: Cannot find fallback mixer control "Mic" or mixer control is no combination of switch/volume.
    Oct 18 14:52:23 zoey-laptop kernel: [10772.777142] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 3(3) BSS returned, data->length = 248
    Quote Originally Posted by lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 1604:8007 Tascam US-122 Audio/Midi Interface
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c00c Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:5411 Hewlett-Packard Officejet 4300
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    I hope that was what I was supposed to paste. :/

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Update:

    This is what it says when I test it through preferences > sound

    gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=chat: Could not open audio device for playback.
    -- it does that for all options when set to the Tascam (alsa) setting.

    This is what Jack says:
    ALSA: cannot set hardware parameters for playback
    ALSA: cannot configure playback channel
    cannot load driver module alsa
    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Update:

    I just followed this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...36&postcount=1) thread, specifically these directions:

    killall pulseaudio
    sudo alsa force-reload
    And now I get this when I hit "test":
    audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink: Could not get/set settings from/on resource.
    then I did the "pulseaudio -D" part, and it went back to the previous error message.
    gconfaudiosrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink profile=chat: Could not open audio device for playback.
    So, hey... interesting, right?


    Can someone please help me figure out what it means?

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    [10660.449458] Sequence Error!(hcd_frame=4 ep=8in;wait=1025,frame=1).
    [10660.449462] Most propably some urb of usb-frame 1025 is still missing.
    Gotta love high end error messages.

    But alas, this looks like b0rked USB. Are you using some questionably quality hub or something?

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    Re: Tascam US-122 (external sound card) troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoey.Marie View Post
    Update:

    I just followed this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...36&postcount=1) thread, specifically these directions:



    And now I get this when I hit "test":


    then I did the "pulseaudio -D" part, and it went back to the previous error message.


    So, hey... interesting, right?


    Can someone please help me figure out what it means?
    I think those things just mean the device doesn't exit (in the OS). Ignore.

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