and it will work in Linux.
Famous last words. I get the strong feeling I'm just not meant to be using this Tascam.
you already downloaded the alsa-firmware archive with wget
Not exactly I had downloaded alsa-firmware
but not with wget
but from a link Linuxmusicain01 had given me & I'd saved it as instructed (as a so called compressed "archive") in a folder on my Home directory/folder. I never got as far as extracting it. I don't know if that bit has any relevance.
I have now
followed the Tutorial 1 from & inc. the wget
step. I forgot a sudo
infront of ./configure --prefix=/usr && sudo make install
at that point so had a 'denied access' but things progressed normally (as far as I can tell) once I'd used sudo. And lo when I ran fxload
...little light shining!
made me jump but there it was/is - well sort of.
At the end of the tutorial it says:# If you don't want to set a special UDEV rule, you're going to have to
# enter this command after every restart or reconnect of the audio interface.
** see edit
This is where it goes wrong. My assumption was if I unplugged the unit & then plugged it back in I'd get no light - so I tried it - and the green light came back on... AND... my laptop froze
Strangely the light on the capslock
key was winking on & off. But I couldn't get anything to work, no mouse or touch-pad. Unhooked the tascam & still frozen. Had to hard shut down with the on/off button. Rebooted OK. Re-connected unit no green light - unhooked - looked in my home folder to see if that came up (it did) opened the text file I'd made with notes I'd made on what I was doing with the tutorial (as i thought I'd need to run that usx2yloader
command ) plugged the damn unit in & got the green light & a crashed laptop. Booted up Ok following a hard shutdown.
Any clues ?
edit : forgot to mention I exited the command line at this point & was still in the directory HP-15-Notebook-PC:~/alsa-firmware-1.0.29/usx2yloader$
ALSO just tried to open that text file to copy that directory & got the file recovery dialog box and:
Document file 'tascam%20firmwaare%20load%20commands-files.odt' is locked for editing by:
Open document read-only or open a copy of the document for editing.
I opened a copy.
Another edit : sorry that odt text file does the same thing every time I try & open it now.
This text doc contains cut & pasted command dialog box instructions & results but surely that won't do anything. See what I mean about me & computers.