[linux-audio-user] MIDI stopped working

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sat Feb 26 23:41:47 EST 2005

On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 23:25 -0500, John Check wrote:
> On Saturday 26 February 2005 08:31 pm, MarC wrote:
> > I upgraded my debian testing and now MIDI doesn't work anymore.
> > Before I could load soundfonts normally and now I get:
> >
> > marc at marcbcn:~$ sfxload
> > No AWE synth device is found
> >
> > any clue about how to solve it? (google wasn't enough...)
> >
> > thanks in advance,
> > I wouldn't be a debian user without such great mailing lists as LAU and
> > debian-users...
> I'm running unstable but, assuming it's a SoundBlaster Live!, you need the 
> emu10k1-synth module loaded.
> Easy fix is load it with modconf, an arguably "better" solution is to add a 
> post-install line  to /etc/modutils/alsa:
> post-install snd-emu10k1 modprobe snd-emu10k1-synth
> don't forget to run update-modules. I load my default soundfont the same way.
> I'll indulge myself with some pedanticism here and mention FYI that MIDI 
> doesn't make any noise. It's yer wavetable that stopped working... Anyway
> loading the wavetable module is what you need.

Also assuming you want to use native ALSA apps, you should use asfxload,
not sfxload.  sfxload will only load the soundfont for OSS emulation
mode (/dev/sequencer).


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