Everybody seem to agree that a 1010 or 1010LT is easily setup in Linux, but having used it under Windows, I am a bit doubtful about how the M-AUDIO console is supposed to work in Linux. In other words, M-AUDIO has a dedicated application which controls the card input and output volume, balance, etc, for all the available ins and outs.
Since I want to be able to use both the integrated soundcard with ALSA (for any type of crappy multimedia content) and the 1010LT wiht Jack, how can I control these features under Linux?
I knew this could be done, because you suggested it yourself, so thanks again!
I guess I am still a bit confused, since I am talking about something I have not done yet. I will keep in mind this advice, and if I can´t make it work, I will try and get further help from you, if that´s Ok?
make sure ALSA boots so that the onboard chip is hw:0 and the delta is hw:1
it’s not always systematic but you can fix it by modifying /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base or something like that on debian based systems (not in front of my DAW at the moment)
then, you configure jack to use hw:1 (the delta). In qjackctl, you can choose which h/w to use in the setup window.
The mixer app you should use for the delta is envy24control, part of the alsa-tools-gui package.
The mixer app for your onboard can be gnome-alsa-mixer or kmix (GUI for the generic alsamixer).
I don’t have a delta card but an RME card at hw:1 and that’s what I do. I connected some cheap speakers to my onboard and get all the bad stuff outputted there (flashplugin mainly). Jackd is exclusively using hw:1 (my RME card) which I use for the real thing
So my system is completely decoupled in terms of sound cards and that’s been so far working excellentissimo