RME Fireface Support?


While waiting for my Pisound to arrive, I tried connecting my RME Fireface UC to the Patchbox OS flashed in a RPi 4. My first impression is that it doesn’t recognize it, as aplay -l does show it there. lsusb does show that something was connected, though without any description:

patch@patchbox:~ $ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2a39:3fce
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2109:3431 VIA Labs, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Do you know if the RME is supported at all?

Thanks in advance,

You may check the dmesg log to see whether it produces any useful information regarding the device.

This device may be using proprietary USB communication which requires a special driver. Try searching the internet for information on using it with Linux. Currently this image is on ‘4.19’ branch of kernel, I see there’s seem to be a plan to add support in 5.1 version of the kernel: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=RME-Fireface-UCX-Linux

We are following the kernel that is maintained by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, so it’d be up to them to eventually adopt new version of the kernel.

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