[linux-audio-user] MIDI on alsa with SBLIve

The Other sstubbs at shout.net
Sun Sep 26 16:18:35 EDT 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 07:41:55 +0200, Joern Nettingsmeier  
<nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de> wrote:

> Lee Revell wrote:
>> On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 00:31, The Other wrote:
>>> But I would like to also be able to use the port-- 65:0 Emu10k1   
>>> WaveTable.  For that I appear to need the sfxload program.
>>   You actually want asfxload.
>>  http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=asfxload
>>  This should be in alsa-utils, but it isn't.
> for the record, sfxload and asfxload are functionally equivalent. the  
> funny thing about sfxload is that, while being used by alsa users a lot,  
> it does not actually speak alsa but needs the oss sequencer emulation to  
> work. asfxload is a native alsa sequencer application.

Thanks for the pointer on were to find sfxload and asfxload.

When using sfxload, I was able to load a sound font and use the Emu10k1  
WaveTable synthesizer.

But when I read this post, I changed to the asfxload program.  Then I got  
an error stating the emu10k1-synth was not present.  Something about  
'unknown HwDep'.  In  /lib/modules/2.4.26-lck1/kernel/drivers/sound  I  
found  snd-emu10k1-synth.o  snd-emux-synth.o

Why weren't they found at bootup?  In my kernel configuration for Sound  
Support, I said Module to Sound and left everything else blank.  Should I  
have indicated using Module for the Emu10k1 section?

Or can I somehow load these modules at bootup time into my kernel?   If  
so, how (or where can I read about this topic?)

Thanks All,

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