Hi there, I was fairly certain through reading various Linux audio forums etc that firewire interfaces such as my very recently acquired Pro 26 I/O required ffado and jackd to work. So here is my confusion…jackd bugs out and utterly refuses to start for me when I choose the FireWire interface, but when I try to use alsa and choose the Pro 26 I/O to start a new Ardour session…it works! I’ve made a few test recordings, and they sound great. I’m getting good latency (<6ms), but it seems installing ffado has made my system go from bulletproof to a bit unstable while trying to establish the interface connection - it can lock the entire PC, and I can’t even remote in from another PC - a hard power down is required. Once it connects though it seems to run perfectly, allowing me to change and save defaults with ffado-mixer, record, playback etc although there is a stream drop out and reconnect once every 1-2 hours (no xruns though). So I’m clearly able to run the interface without jackd. If I can get jackd running I wonder if the stability issues might vanish but for now I’m able to use the interface purely under alsa. Comments?
Regards, Chris W, New Zealand.