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Old 03-04-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Cannot record or play MIDI files

I have an Intel chipset on my soundcard, and whenever I try to record (normal sound) or play a MIDI file, the program stops responding, and must be forced to quit. Is there any way I can fix this? I was told it was because of the kernel and something to do with drivers, is there an alternate driver?
Old 03-05-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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first of all. not enough information,
what program are you using to play midis? record?
Old 03-06-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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I'm using Audacity, but trying to play a MIDI file, or record sound period, any program, the program ceases to respond and I must force quit.
This is the lspci (-v) output for my sound card:

Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 01c9
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at dfebc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

The "Subsystem: Dell Unknown Device 01c9" might be what's causing it, but I don't really know anything about this, so I could, more than probably, be wrong. Could it be a driver problem? Do you know whether it's fixable or not? Any help at all is really appreciated.
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I think the unknown device might be a modem.As for midi.I dont believe your sound card has midi hardware built into it..Only cards i know of that do are sound blaster cards like my audigy2..If you want to play midi files under linux and you dont have a sound card with midi hardware you will need to use timidity .And are you sure the modules for your card are loaded..what does lsmod tell you..??I think the module names are something like snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec ...For midi you should see things like this..And if recording "sounds" means like recording guitars and as In recording with Pro Tools and Cubase..your looking at needing a real time kernel or atleast low-latency and using jack..
snd_seq_oss            24992  0 
snd_seq_midi            5728  0 
snd_rawmidi            18496  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      6432  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                41456  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
psmouse                32336  0 
snd_timer              17800  4 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          6380  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcspkr                  2432  0 
snd                    45604  21 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

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