edbarx wrote: ↑
Sun May 26, 2019 9:26 am
I contacted the Pi DAC PRO hat manufacturers. They insisted they only support Raspbian, and did not give me details of what files are necessary to make their product work. After almost a year of disappointment, I am starting to fear I will never be able to make it work. I tried to load the hat's drivers manually using modprobe. Although, I succeeded to load them, the hat remained inaccessible. With the drivers loaded, I then turned my attention to manually loading the hat's overlay file but the kernel complained it couldn't do so.
This is a nightmare, which honestly discourages me from suggesting the Pi as a music player. The manufacturers should have provided detailed workarounds for cases like mine.
After so many months pulling at my remaining age weakened hairs, I am being convinced that where the Pi is involved, there are no real experts. Troubleshooting seems to be predominantly done on a trial and error basis without attempts to understand the how and why.
Without understanding the causes of the problem, I am wasting my time and literally groping in the dark.
Because a third party device isn't well suported by that thirdparty, you feel you cannot recommend the PI? Surely that should be that you cannot recommend the third party device? This is NOT the Pi's fault.
Not only that, but your insistence on using Devuan* is also a major cause of your problem. If you use Raspbian, the OS we develop and recomend, it will work. Again, nothing to do with us. We cannot and don't suport third party OS's.
You really cannot claim there are no Pi experts, there are loads. They all, of course, have their own subject areas.
* of course, this is entirely your choice and I am all for freedom of choice. So its actually your choice that is doesn't work. Don't blame others.
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