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

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Thu Dec 9 12:52:10 CET 2010

Jonathan Gardner wrote:
> 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 looks like PulseAudio's idea of a user-friendly abstraction.
Try "alsamixer -D hw:0".

> 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.

Your mainboard doesn't support MIDI, but I guess you don't have any
external MIDI devices anyway.

To play back MIDI data, you need some synthesizer.  Try FluidSynth.


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