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M Audio AUdiiophile (Delta) 192 card disappears on PowerMac G5

I have been round-n-round with M-Audio support and Apple techs on this.


Problem: Install the driver, install the card. System 'sees' card in System Preferences > Sound for input & output. Reboot system - card no longer appears to O/S. See attached M-Audio support threads. Apple tech says nothting wrong with the hardware. He suggested reinstalling O/S. Like to avoid that.  Appreciate any help you can give.


I installed the driver and card as documented. Boot the PowerMac, and all works fine. When I reboot the system I get a "NO Supported PCI Audio Hardware Found" message when I launch the M-Audio Control Panel - the control panel does not launch. I have un-installed & restalled several times (un-install software, take card out. Re-install software, put card in). I downloaded the 2.0.2 driver from the website and used it. No change. Also, the card only showed up in System Preferences the FIRST time I installed it. After that, it never has again (System Preferences > Sound > Output tab (choosing a device for sound output). During all of this, the card takes input and plays output just fine while in that inital boot up period after installation. After the next reboot, the card is not detected and there is no sound.



You should reinstall with the latest Delta driver version following the instructions on this webpage:



I have already done that (See my original support reuqest). Have installed and uninstalled several times with the same result.



Follow up on prev email. I went to the website and downloaded the latest Driver for the PowerMac G5 - Download file = Delta_OSX_2.0.3.dmg. I followed the instructions and got the same result. As of 8:14pm, CST on 15 Oct 07, there is a new development.
I booted up my G5 tonight, and the M-Audio Control Panel comes up, and I can hear my keyboard through the monitors (input=Analog 1 & 2, output=Monitor Out 1 & 2). The system still does not see the card in System Preferences for Input or Output. So, none of the software can 'see' the card as a source or destination for audio.


To summarize the above, prior to my first support request submission, I had already downloaded the most current driver, and installed it - didn't work. Also prior to the support request, the Control Panel would not come up after rebooting the G5 once the card was installed and playing sound the first time (i.e., My synth input could be heard on the Monitor outs of the card).

Only once, after the very first install, was the card 'seen' in System Preferences > Sound. The card showed up as an audio Output and Input source. Once I rebooted after that first install, the card wasn't recognized in System Preferences ever again.



 How many RAM slots does that system have?



The system has 8 ram slots. It is a PCI-X system, if that's what you need to verify.


Do you have another slot available in the machine to try?

Then repair your disk permissions:

On your OS X system drive, go in the Applications>Utilities folder and double-click the Disk Utility.

Select your system boot volume on the left (the named drive), and then click the First Aid tab on the right and click the button on that page that says Repair Disk Permissions.

This will take a few minutes, it is a general maintenance routine for the OS, very important to ensure the proper functioning of MIDI and audio.


Uninstalled software, and removed card. Repaired Disk Permissions. Re-installed Software and card. Card still not showing up in System Prefs. Repaired Disk Permissions again at this point. Card then appeared as an option in System Prefs > Sound. I added the card in the input and output areas, making it the default. Played my synth while still in that panel, and the sound triggered the VU meter built into the panel. I rebooted, and the card disappeared from the System Preferences > Sound panel. I repaired disk permissions again, but the card did not return to the System Preferences > Sound panel.

RE: Moving the Card to another slot. There are 3 slots open, but the video card is too close to the one nearest the CPU to use that slot. I started off with the card in the next farthest slot before my first support contact. I next moved the card to the farthest slot from the CPU, as recommended in your Knowledge Base. It has been there ever since. The same results occur (the card not seen in System Preferences), no matter what slot the card occupies.

As a side note, each time I repaired the disk permissions, I would get exactly the same files and/or processes displayed and repaired (supposedly). I would think that the Repair process would not display the same problems repeatedly if the Repair had been successful. Is the Repair not being successful?



Do you have the ability to test this unit on another system?

We ask this because many of the units we recieve for testing/repair usually check out fine with no defect.

We want to make sure that we are not wasting your time and money and that we exhaust every attempt at troubleshooting before you send the unit to us.

........Well, that's it up to now. Took the machine to Apple tech. No problem found. Please help.


Scott Monk




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Re: M Audio AUdiiophile (Delta) 192 card disappears on...

It may not be the right solution as I'm running an overclocked PC system, but when installing my M-Audio 192 sound card I had the same issues as you.

I found the typical Microsoft solution the most helpful, take the card out, switch pci slots and install the drivers TWICE. Once with the automatic installer and the second time with the M-Audio driver disk. Then restart again.

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Re: M Audio AUdiiophile (Delta) 192 card disappears on...

Wow man, round n round is right. And iknow how m-audio tech support can be. I would suggest returning it, it could be lemon. Also, you should only need an ARCHIVE AND INSTALL, not a full system reinstall- if it gets to that.

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