I have a focusrite scarlett 8i6 soundcard and I would like to make many sounds with it. Currently it's deadly silent and I want to crack on with some programming whilst listening to music!
I usually go for a very standard Ubuntu install, but thought I would give Linux Mint a try, but the soundcard doesn't seem to work currently.
After some fiddling with Linux Mint I've actually made it recognise the soundcard.
1 [USB ]: USB-Audio - Scarlett 8i6 USB Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 USB at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, high speed
I've blacklisted the onboard soundcard, but now I'm not sure how to use this one. It isn't picked up in sound preferences, by default that just has a dummy output now.
jack installed, but have no idea how to actually get any or all of those working together.
Some other info:
# /sbin/lsmod | grep snd snd_usb_audio 149200 0 snd_usbmidi_lib 25070 1 snd_usb_audio snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_usb_audio snd_seq_midi 13324 0 snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi 30095 2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi snd_seq 61560 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi snd_pcm 102033 1 snd_usb_audio snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi snd_page_alloc 18710 1 snd_pcm snd_timer 29433 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq snd 69141 9 snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,sn d_rawmidi,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi soundcore 12680 1 snd
I've also updated
options snd-usb-audio index=0
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 1: USB [Scarlett 8i6 USB], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
I don't really know much about pulseaudio, other than the basic of what it does.
But the soundcard doesn't seem to be picked up by it.
pacmd list-cards Welcome to PulseAudio! Use "help" for usage information. >>> 0 card(s) available.
For completeness the output of speaker test
speaker-test 184.108.40.206 Playback device is default Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels Using 16 octaves of pink noise Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz) Buffer size range from 192 to 2097152 Period size range from 64 to 699051 Using max buffer size 2097152 Periods = 4 was set period_size = 524288 was set buffer_size = 2097152 0 - Front Left Time per period = 12.425529
But still no sound.
Command: amixer -c 0 contents
numid=1,iface=MIXER,name='Scarlett 8i6 USB-Sync' ; type=ENUMERATED,access=rw------,values=1,items=2 ; Item #0 'Internal' ; Item #1 'S/PDIF' : values=0