The Magma Engineering and Compatibility Test Group has determined that some Pro Tools users with Magma CardBus card (PN: 01-04551-02) and the current PCI bridge on the expansion chassis, may experience computer lock-up or clicks and pops in audio when using Playback Engine sizes of 2 or more DSPs. The Magma Engineering and Compatibility Test Group has also determined these issues may be alleviated by swapping out the original Magma CardBus card (PN: 01-04551-02) with a different version of the Magma CardBus card (PN: 01- 04551-03).
The driver for Solaris 9 on Sbus machines was released and posted to the website this morning. When installing a new MAGMA driver, be sure that you perform the ‘pkgrm’ of the old driver and that you remove (rm -r) the MAGMAsp (or MAGMApci) folder from /var/spool/pkg before you extract the new driver from the tar file. Failure to do so may cause you to load some files from the old driver and give you false messages.
The latest driver for the Cardbus Expansion systems (PC’s) has been posted to the ‘Utilities and Cardbus’ page. The Solaris 9 driver for PCI has been posted to the Sun PCI Driver page. Both are live as of today. The Solaris 9 driver for Sbus is currently under test and looking good. We hope to be able to post it, as well as get the new CB04 CDROM master and into Production’s hands for inclusion within the next couple weeks. The files ‘Windows Cardsbus Driver Install’ and ‘PCCDROM.ZIP’ have both been updated to contain the latest driver version.
This CDROM is a significant change from the previous MAGMA CDROM disks. It will have a brand new Windows Cardbus Driver on it for the standard 33Mhz products, but also the driver needed for Windows for the New 64bit/66Mhz system. We will also be incorporating drivers and utilities for other MAGMA products onto a single CDROM to better insure that the latest drivers available for all MAGMA products go out with every new device. This includes our serial products for Sun Microsystems computers, PCI and Sbus versions.
Apple Officially released, unrestricted, a fix that has been long awaited by users of Digidesign ProTools on the Apple G4 Titanium Power Book. We just received it today and have immediately pressed it into test on ProTools and other Applications that were affected by the problem. Please contact our Support Department for information and to receive a copy of the extension as soon as we have had the chance to test it with all the known affected Applications. This patch should be applied to all 550-667 and 667-800 G4 PowerBooks.
With testing with our Digidesign ProTools HD2 system still on going, the first round of information has been added to the PCI Expansion Chassis FAQ, including information on what chassis we have tested with and the results of that testing.