[alsa-devel] Gigabyte 880GM-USB3 MIDI and Dolby 5.1/7.1 issues

Jonathan Gardner jgardner at jonathangardner.net
Thu Dec 9 12:28:46 CET 2010

If it helps, http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=0aab8c6c7ffa187cba3e7df168806e936dbf82fb

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Jonathan Gardner
<jgardner at jonathangardner.net> wrote:
> I'm a developer who spends most of his time in Python writing web apps
> but I know my way around C. I've been using Linux for over 10 years
> now and I thought it's time to get serious about making Linux work for
> the hardware I use. I'm self-employed now, so I don't have to deal
> with any legal departments and can help out to my heart's desire.
> Disclaimer: I intend to learn how to help debug these issues and hack
> on some fairly low-level pieces of software and get a clear sense of
> how hardware really works. Mostly this is a "scratch-my-own-itch"
> thing, but it's always bothered me that I've never truly understood
> what happens below the KDE interface.
> I recently bought a Gigabyte 880GM-USB3 motherboard.
> http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3412#sp I think
> "Realtek ALC892" describes the hardware for audio.
> I'm running Fedora 13 with KDE which seems to have alsa 1.0.23 running.
> I don't know much about hardware or audio, but I do know that it's not
> working 100% for me with this motherboard. There are two issues that
> stand out.
> First, with my older motherboard, I could control the various output
> and input levels of the channels. With this motherboard, I only have
> one channel "Internal Audio Analog Stereo". This board is supposed to
> support up to Dolby 7.1 surround sound. I want to make this computer
> my hub for all my devices. Obviously this isn't possible.
> Second, I never really got MIDI working, at least not that I recall in
> my 10 years of Linux. I know MIDI is possible, I just don't know what
> it takes. I've been playing with musescore which apparently plays the
> notes over MIDI so you can hear what you wrote, which would be nice.
> RTFM is certainly acceptable advice, if you can show me which FM is
> preferred. I'll also write some documentation if it helps.
> --
> Jonathan Gardner
> jgardner at jonathangardner.net

Jonathan Gardner
jgardner at jonathangardner.net

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