Posts Tagged 'm-audio'

m-audio transit on Ubuntu 12.04

I freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the ubuntustudio meta package. To get the m-audio transit card working I followed my older post (m-audio transit and ubuntu linux), i.e. installing madfuload which comes in the repository and adjust the udev-rules. They do not work the way they come installed.

So I used the content from corrected-madfu-rules and saved it as /etc/udev/rules.d/41-madfuload.rules. The according file in /lib/udev/rules.d I left untouched. The “41” instead of “42” is there because it reads “…Pick a number higher than the rules you want to override, and yours will be used. …” in /etc/udev/rules.d/README.

Something hang on my machine when trying the outcome so I rebooted the machine, although this might not be necessary for everybody. After that the sound card works as it used to.

m-audio axiom 25 and linux

This is a short message  informing that I plugged a M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI controller into the USB port and it was recognised immediately. Sooperlooper, Specimen, JackRack, Hydrogen… perfect. I didn’t yet figure out how the transport buttons work.  The manual is telling me weird stuff…

(as of Ubuntu 8.04, 2.6.24-23-rt)

Photo of the M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI controller.

Photo of the M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI controller.

m-audio transit and ubuntu linux

How to get an m-audio card to work? I’ll try to summarize my efforts for the installation procedure. Apart from my internal sound device I have an m-audio Transit, a cheap USB interface with 1 stereo in- and 1 output. Apparently more m-audio cards do not work with standard drivers. So one has to upload firmware with the tool madfuload. In version 1.2 it already comes with the binary firmware files for MobilePre, Ozone, Sonica and Transit. The usual

./configure
make
sudo make install

compiles the program and copies the files into system directories. It seems that the configuration files are not valid. A post in the english ubuntu-forum for 8.04 users and a another one for 7.10/7.04 users reveals the secret: The rules in  /etc/udev/rules.d/42-madfuload.rules are not correct and they have to be changed. Comment out all lines or change them to the appropriate values, I’ve put example files online for both ubuntu version (see pages 8.04/10.04 or 7.*), although I only tested it (successfully) on 8.04 and 10.04.

Then one restarts the udev process by

sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart

and then, when you plug the card in, a new alsa device is born: hw:1.