[linux-audio-user] Help with basic midi configuration

Robert Jonsson robert.jonsson at dataductus.se
Mon Dec 1 03:01:21 EST 2003

Hi Eduardo,

A question, did you load any soundfonts?

The SB-Live soundcard has built in synth capabilities but no internal 
sounds. You have to load a soundfont with the utility sfxload (available 
in the aweutils package). This also implies that you need to setup 
OSS-compatibility support in ALSA since the awe utils use that.

I would also advice you to install a newer version of muse, check 


Eduardo Guerrero wrote:
> Hi, I'm on my first attempt at midi on Linux. I'm using MusE 0.6.0pre5 
> in Mandrake 9.1. I think I can start jack in a root console, but I guess 
> for a simple test it isn't necessary, so I start muse and I get the GUI. 
> I managed to record some notes but if I press play on the transport I 
> don't hear anything. I'm using a sblive platinum and, for setting levels 
> I'm using Alsa-Mixer GUI and for connections I'm using Alsa Patch Bay. I 
> have been tweaking everything and haven't got any sound. It surely works 
> since I can use XMMS and also I can load and hear midi tracks on KMidi.
> In my MusE Midi Port Table I have port 1, generic midi, going to the 
> device EMU10K1 MPU-401 (UART) and the state shows as OK. Trying with 
> different settings I have seen a message about DEVICE PLAYING or similar 
> but can't remember what I did.
> On MusE the black activity meter is moving and mute cell has a green LED 
> (?) on, I don't know if its on why I see such activity. But anyway I 
> don't get any sound with it turned on or off.
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Eduardo

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