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

Jonathan Gardner jgardner at jonathangardner.net
Thu Dec 9 13:12:33 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:52 AM, Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de> wrote:
> 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".

Beautiful. That's what I'm looking for.

So should I work with PulseAudio to get their GUI working with my
particular situation?

>> 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.

I'm playing around with qsynth and pianobooster. No success with sound
yet, but I'm keeping notes.

Jonathan Gardner
jgardner at jonathangardner.net

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