VXLOADER - Firmware loader for Digigram VX soundcards Takashi Iwai <firstname.lastname@example.org> GENERAL ======= Vxloader is a helper program to load the firmware binaries onto the Digigram's VX-board sound drivers. The following modules require this program: snd-vx222, snd-vxpocket, snd-vxp440 These drivers don't work properly at all until the certain firmwares are loaded, i.e. no PCM nor mixer devices will appear. USAGE ===== When vxloader is invoked without options, it will probe all existing soundcards until a valid VX-driver is found. If a valid VX-driver is found, vxloader reads the board type from the driver. The corresponding firmware binaries are then read and transferred to the driver. Finally, vxloader initializes the PCM and the mixer devices on the driver for making the soundcard full functional. Instead of auto-probing, you can specify the card number or the hwdep device name via -c and -D options, respectively. % vxloader -c 1 % vxloader -D hw:0 For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use the post-install command. For example, add the following entry to /etc/modules.conf for VX222 driver: post-install snd-vx222 /usr/bin/vxloader FILES ===== The firmware binaries are installed on /usr/share/alsa/firmware/vxloader (or /usr/local/share/alsa/firmware/vxloader, depending to the prefix option of configure). There will be *.conf files, which define the dsp image files for each different card type. COPYRIGHT ========= Copyright (c) 2003 Takashi Iwai <email@example.com> Distributable under GPL. The firmware files included in alsa-firmware package are copyright by Digigram S.A.