[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#614610: echo mia crashes

Ed Abbott ed at websiterepairguy.com
Sat Dec 24 17:24:51 UTC 2011

On Friday 23 December 2011 21:05:05 Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> tags 614610 - moreinfo
> quit
> Hi again,
> Elimar Riesebieter wrote:
> > * Ed Abbott [111211 13:12 -0500]:
> >> The Alsa Project has a package called alsa-firmware.  This
> >> package made the error message that appeared on bootup
> >> go away.  I'm referring to the missing firmware error message.
> >> 
> >> In the end, though, the result is the same.  My Echo Mia Midi
> >> Sound Card produces no sound in my speakers.
> [...]
> > tags 614610 wontfix
> [...]
> > Well, AFAIK Echo MI needs firmwrae licated ind the alsa-firmware
> > package which is not distributed by Drbian yet.
> Looking over Ed's message, it seems that he said installing the
> firmware was not enough to get sound working.  Did I miss something?
> A little puzzled,
> Jonathan

Hi all,

Sorry if I'm using the wrong protocol to answer this
email.  I'm using a reply all.  I'm not used to reporting
bugs so I don't know the right way to do it.

I need to take some more time in the next few days and
try again.  I'm not sure that the alsa software and the
firmware are properly matched in terms of version number.

I may have confused the issue by using the most recent
versions of alsa to try to get Echo Mia to work.

Here's what I'll try when I get the opportunity:

1 -- uninstall everything from the alsa website that I've
previously installed from source code packages.

2 -- Reinstall the current Debian Squeeze version of alsa

3 -- Reinstall the firmware from the alsa site.  Two things
I need to be careful of is to get the matching version number
for the firmware and to use the correct version of the gcc 
compiler that goes with my kernel.

Last time I worked on the Echo Mia problem, I was able to
get the missing firmware message to go away when booting
up.  However, I did not get the Echo Mia card to actually
work.  My sound card is still silent when trying to play YouTube

I'll try to get all version numbers to match up perfectly before
trying anything else.

I don't do this sort of thing very often so I'm somewhat 


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