[PlanetCCRMA] almost there??? Midi not working

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli@gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 11:22:02 2005

On 12/27/05, John Lowry <jal@eskimo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an onboard nvidia nForce2 AC97 audio controller on my motherboard and a
> cheapie C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 card.
> I had some problems with configuring nVidia with alsaconf and 'alsasound start',
> but installing and using the C-Media card fixed that.
> I've gotten to the point where all the apps are installed and the ones I've
> tried come up.  Hydrogen, for example, seems to work perfectly.
> What I want to do is run Rosegarden, or indeed some other program that allows
> note input and speaker output.
> I am completely new to this, so here's a basic question:  should I expect the
> sound card to produce sound on my speakers from a midi file imported to
> Rosegarden?  Or do I need to get some extra hardware, or use a different
> program altogether?
> Control Center->Sound System->Hardware lists Midi device as
> 'Rosegarden Rosegarden input - ALSA device'; 'Test Sound' works, 'Test MIDI'
> does nothing.
> Answers, pointers to the appropriate docs, etc. would be appreciated.
> --John
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Try this on-line Rosegarden book: