[linux-audio-user] Debian 2.6.14 alsa problems
rlrevell at joe-job.com
Fri Jan 6 16:28:55 EST 2006
On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 22:26 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Friday 06 January 2006 19:54, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 19:20 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > > On Friday 06 January 2006 17:16, Tim Howard wrote:
> > > > > >>> Any other ideas?
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Just to verify: you loaded a valid soundfont into the wavetable
> > > > > >> synth, and you're sure you're sending the MIDI command sequence to
> > > > > >> the wavetable synth?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have loaded the same soundfont that I use under Windoze, and all
> > > > > > the instruments show up in Rosegarden... But still no sound.
> > > >
> > > > OK, I did a "cat /proc/asound/card0/wavetableD1" and discovered that
> > > > the soundfont wasn't actually loading! I hadn't installed the package
> > > > containing sfxload, so my call to it was failing, and I didn't realize
> > > > it... Bingo, now it works!
> > > >
> > > > > > It's
> > > > > > probably something ridiculously simple, since I'm new to this...
> > > > >
> > > > > S'ok. You're right that it usually is something simple, but it
> > > > > never seems that way until *after* the problem is solved, when
> > > > > it's easy to call it that!
> > > >
> > > > <g> Yep, it was ridiculously simple... Thanks for the help!
> > >
> > > Hi Tim. Could you verify something? I only use my Audigy2 soundcard, and
> > > have the onboard card disabled with the jumpers on the MOBO. Do you still
> > > have your onboard card enabled? If so, and you're now able to play midi
> > > files, the fact that Laura still has her onboard card enabled, has
> > > nothing to do with her inability to play midi files.
> > >
> > > Glad you got yours working. Nigel.
> > Don't use sfxload use asfxload.
> > Lee
> Hi Lee. I'm not trying to wind you up.
Who said I was wound up, I just said asfxload is the preferred tool to
load soundfonts. I wasn't aware that not all distros ship it.
> FC1.2.and 3 only have binaries for
> sfxload after installing awesfx in /bin. I have iso's for FC4 but am looking
> for harddrive space for it, but don't expect to see any difference. Debian
> Sarge does have binaries for asfxload, and sfxload, so no problem there.
> Slackware 10.0 (and I know thats a bit ancient) has both asfxload, and
> sfxload, but asfxload refuses to load the soundfont, whereas sfxload does. I
> havn't tried Gentoo, just got a bit fedup in booting up distro's. Tell me
> please. Just what is the difference. If i load a sounfont using sfxload, then
> play a midi file. Is this midi file taking a different path to my speakers,
> than if I'd loaded the soundfont using asfxload. I'm almost 100% Alsa, apart
> from one FC1 install thats still using OSS, but thats just for email,
> webbrowsing, and a bit of Internet radio live audio streams. I'm all for
> Alsa, and if awesfx on FC1,2 and 3 had the asfxload binary I would be using
> it. This appears to be a distro thing, rather than an Alsa problem, but as
> far as I'm concerned, as long as I can load soundfonts, whether it's by
> sfxload, or asfxload, I don't care, as long as I can use midi files I will
> continue to suggest using sfxload, because at least I know this works, and
> whats the point of suggesting asfxload if the binary doesn't exist on your
> distro. Nigel (trying not to cause any offence)
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