Konnekt 8

Support Status: 
Planned
Manufacturer: 
t.c. electronic

Comments

I would really like to se support for this device, as it is my only one...

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HP Compaq 6510b|t.c. electronic-konnekt8|Linux Mint

I would love to see this device work under ubuntu.
I need it so much for my high end stereo
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jsjohnsen

I am also looking forward to see a driver for my Konnekt 8. I reinstalled my laptop, and am happy with Ubuntu, but my Konnekt 8 is now standing unused beside it. PLease can someone work on driver?
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Marytown

Today my new TC Konnekt 8 arrived just after lunch.
I've been playing around all afternoon and it works!

I've bought it intending to primarily work on the Linux side
(even though I have to admit I've managed to get the thing going first on Xp...
but just to upload the new firmware!) and it seems as it should do the trick.
At first I was scratching my head but then with patience I installed from SVN
both Ffado and Jack, and after a little troubleshooting it worked!
So far it's been working for hours with no hiccups with Ardour (and a lot of LADSPA plugs) at 64x3.
Latency on Xp by the way was slightly worse, it needed 128 to keep it up under load.

Thanks again, I intend to use it live and spread the good news!
I'll try to write to TC as well, in the end you deserve some praise from them as well,
I wouldn't have bought it if didn't have Ffado support.

Giovanni (Lenovo T61 with Ricoh chipset and disabled WiFi+Bluetooth)

P.S.
Excuse my ignorance regarding actual programming but the main wish I'd want for other future users is
a better way to choose compile-time options in scons.
That blocked me for a while but then what worked was:
scons PREFIX=/usr DEBUG=False BUILD_TESTS=False ENABLE_OPTIMIZATIONS=True ENABLE_FIREWORKS=False ENABLE_MOTU=False ENABLE_DICE=True
It still seems not that clear, I got to this through experimentations, even a dialog asking about each option would have been great.
Thanks again!

Hi, please tell me how you got your soundcard to work. I tried everything I found on UbuntuStudioPreparation and FireWire Sections in the Documentation for Ubuntu. I realy don't know what to do. This is what I get in Jack:
22:09:35.531 /usr/bin/jackd -R -dfirewire -r48000 -p128 -n3 -i2 -o2
22:09:35.535 JACK was started with PID=22149.
no message buffer overruns
jackd 0.116.1
Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
loading driver ..
06237460957: (ffado.cpp)[ 92] ffado_streaming_init: libffado 1.999.40- built Feb 24 2009 00:53:39
firewire ERR: Error creating FFADO streaming device
cannot load driver module firewire
no message buffer overruns
22:09:35.952 JACK was stopped successfully.

Sorry for answering you so late, since everything just worked I hadn't checked here in ages!
I had all kinds of trouble at the start compiling my own kernel on Debian testing AMD64.
It seemed really hard to have everything working smoothly.
So I tried AVLinux, even if it was 386 and not my very own.
What do I know, it works better!
Anyhow you can do it on any multimedia distro as long as you follow the rules:
RT kernel, check FW stack, compile SVN ffado and jack.
Once it works as expected, freeze the upgrading frenzy.
I learned not to touch an audio system that's doing its job and use it as such.
It's not that hard, good luck to everyone and thanks to the developers.
For the record I have:
Ffado 2.0 beta7-2,
Jack 0.116.1-4,
Kernel 2.6.29-rt1-avlinux-10.00.Custom
I haven't upgraded those since I wrote the last comment!

есть подробная инструкция как установить konnekt 8?

The original post in Russian translates roughly as "are there are detailed instructions on how to install konnekt 8?".

I don't believe there are any detailed instructions specifically for this device. Earlier posts seem to indicate that FFADO can be made to work with the Konnekt 8 without doing anything particularly special, so I would start by following the generic installation and setup instructions. If you have trouble after that contact us and we'll see what can be done.

Note that I am not aware of any FFADO developers who speak Russian, which unfortunately means that long posts in Russian are unlikely to be answered. To maximise the chance of getting a reply please post in English. All FFADO development is volunteer work: no one gets paid to do it and as a result we generally do not have time or resources to use online translation services on long technically orientated posts. We apologise for this inconvenience.