Want to share my findings how to get work SB Live! 5.1 ( emu10k) in slack 14.0 x32, SB Live! 5.1 sb0060, intel dg965ss mb, 3 gb ram, c2d cpu, stereo sound ( 2.1).
i we old man, i remember Fido, and my first WT card - Gravis UltraSound PnP, who i purchase for big money for my Intel Pentium 166MMX computer
sounds in games like as duke nukem 3d, and midi play was much, much better, than my previously turtle beach montecarlo ( FM synthesis, SB Pro compactible). As so i want again hear a my old MIDI, and purchase this SB Live ( i also own my GUS PnP, but it has ISA card, and in modern motherboards no ISA at all
after i put my SB Live in PCI slot on my motherboard, connect speakers to green connector of this, turn on computer, going in BIOS, and disable built-in mb AC97 sound. then i start computer, go in KDE and found - soundcard work out of the box. sounds playing, etc. i open kmix, go "mixer", "settings", "configure channels", and add a almost all sliders.
then i want to play my MIDI files -i found it from my old archives, open with Audacious, and got a error message.
open "file" - > "preferences" in audacious, choose "plugins", then "Input" tab, and "AMIDI-Plug (MIDI player)" in that preferences, "ALSA Backend" tab, in "ALSA output ports" i choose ( check-in)
17:0 Emu10k1 WaveTable Emu10k1 Port 0
try again play midi - it plays, but no sound at all...
then i investigate, i need a AWESFX utility - get a 5.0.1d from
extract it, ./configure, make, make install - as always.
it compiles and install ok, without errors.
now we need soundbank ( .sf2 patch set file for our wavetable).
there is site with various links to good patch sets:
i use a 8MBGMSFX.SF2 ( creative standart patch set, also can be download in various locations in internet, search via google.com for filename), and WeedsGM3.sf2
must be download it, unpack \ rename if necessary, and put it in
now is time to finish all:
go to midnight commander, open /etc/rc.d/rc.local
make it looks like
# /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
# Put any local startup commands in here. Also, if you have
# anything that needs to be run at shutdown time you can
# make an /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script and put those
# commands in there.
echo "SB synth module load!"
echo "Load 8 Mb midi patch set for SB Live! 5.1 soundcard!"
echo "Pause ***** Sleep 5 ********"
save, and restart. now, MIDI in Audacious must be play with sound.
P.S. you must comment "sleep 5", if you dont want 5 secs pause in booting process. i adding this for have a time to read if soundbank loading is ok, without error.