i am setting up ubuntu studio 64 12.10 to run some music software (mainly) and am unsure why i am unable to get my rme multiface I to function (it works fine in my other os).

i have followed the advice i found online to download and extract the alsa firmware.. build the firmwares and then move the bin file across to the relevant folder..
then when i run hdsploader i see:

hdsploader - firmware loader for RME Hammerfall DSP cards
Looking for HDSP + Multiface or Digiface cards :
Card 0 : HDA Intel at 0xf9ff8000 irq 45
Card 1 : HDA NVidia at 0xfbdfc000 irq 17
Card 2 : RME Hammerfall DSP + Multiface at 0xfebd0000, irq 17
Upload firmware for card hw:2
Hwdep ioctl error on card hw:2 : Device or resource busy.
Card 3 : Akai Akai MPD24 at usb-0000:00:1d.7-5.2, full speed
Card 4 : Creative Technology Ltd. VF0610 Live! Cam Socialize HD at usb-0000:00:1d.7-5.3,

anyone know why the hammerfall is listed as 'device or resource busy'?

i saw other people asking the same question on forums.. and didn't yet find a definitive solution.

i have asked this in the linux forum on the rme website too.