[pulseaudio-discuss] Behringer FCA610 (USB) cannot be picked up and configured by PulseAudio

Benjamin Tegge benjaminosm at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 3 06:13:24 PDT 2014

Hello everyone,

Somehow my message from earlier either didn't make it to this list (too
large attachment) or didn't receive any replies. I just filed a bug at
the bugtracker (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80850) this
time using Fedora.

Any help is still very much appreciated.

Regards, Benjamin



I'm trying to get a Behringer FCA610 (connected via USB) to work with
PulseAudio on Ubuntu 14.04 (Kernel 3.13). I have already asked for
assistance at the alsa-user mailing list a few weeks back, because back
then I thought my problems were caused by ALSA. As far as I understand
the device works fine with ALSA, but PulseAudio fails to configure the
device properly (see the attached output of `pulseaudio -vv`).

Here is the dmesg output, showing that the device is detected:

[15217.305729] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using
[15217.324934] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=1397,
[15217.324940] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=28, Product=29,
[15217.324944] usb 3-1: Product: FCA610
[15217.324947] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: BEHRINGER
[15217.324950] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 0x156400d040
[15218.722923] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

Playback of multichannel WAV files with aplay also works:

$ aplay -D plughw:CARD=FCA610,DEV=0 -c 10 Musik/test-6ch.wav
Playing WAVE 'Musik/test-6ch.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate
44100 Hz, Channels 6
^CAborted by signal Interrupt..

These are the last few lines of `pulseaudio -vv` (as said above see the
attachment for complete output):

E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module
"module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="1"
namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no
deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes
card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization
I: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c:
Card /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/sound/card1
(alsa_card.usb-BEHRINGER_FCA610_0x156400d040-00-FCA610) failed to load
D: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c: /dev/snd/controlC1 is accessible:
D: [pulseaudio]
module-udev-detect.c: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/sound/card1 is busy: no
W: [pulseaudio] module-udev-detect.c: Tried to
configure /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/sound/card1
(alsa_card.usb-BEHRINGER_FCA610_0x156400d040-00-FCA610) more often than
5 times in 10s
I: [pulseaudio] client.c: Created 1 "Native client (UNIX socket client)"
D: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Protocol version: remote 28, local 28
I: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Got credentials: uid=1000 gid=1000
D: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: SHM possible: yes
D: [pulseaudio] protocol-native.c: Negotiated SHM: yes

There are also a lot of lines containing SND_PCM_NO_AUTO_FORMAT like:

D: [pulseaudio] alsa-util.c: Trying plug:surround71:1 with

I really like to get this device working pulseautio. Any assistance is
very much appreciated.

Regards, Benjamin

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