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Old 11-21-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
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SB Live MIDI not working

Good day!

I'm having some trouble getting my SB Live MIDI synthesizer to produce any kind of sound.

I'm running Slackware 9.1, installed just a few days ago, so it's pretty much untouched. I'm still running the default kernel (bare.i, I guess) and the precompiled ALSA 0.9.6 that comes with Slackware. Regular sound works fine, but MIDI is completely silent.

The MIDI player I'm using is pmidi 1.5.5. Running pmidi -l gives me this:

 Port     Client name                       Port name
 64:0     Rawmidi 0 - EMU10K1 MPU-401 (U    EMU10K1 MPU-401 (UART)
 65:0     Emu10k1 WaveTable                 Emu10k1 Port 0
 65:1     Emu10k1 WaveTable                 Emu10k1 Port 1
 65:2     Emu10k1 WaveTable                 Emu10k1 Port 2
 65:3     Emu10k1 WaveTable                 Emu10k1 Port 3
Looks good enough to me, but actually playing a .mid-file, pmidi -p 65:0 file.mid results in nothing. No complaints or anything, just silence. It doesn't matter which port I choose.

I'm suspecting it's simply a matter of the MIDI volume being turned down, but my alsamixer is missing the synth control (and so is aumix), and amixer naturally has the same problem:

# amixer set Synth 100%
amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Synth',0
My alsa-utils are of course also precompiled Slackware binaries.

Some help would be greatly appreciated. Any ideas?


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