[linux-audio-user] MIDI stopped working

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Mon Feb 28 03:08:57 EST 2005

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.

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