Finally, I managed to install ALSA, the “new” sound system for Linux.
I think I never had these damn problems. First, ALSA needs some packages (of course, they are missing on my box, or even worse, they are outdated.)
After installing, I got some weird
Out of Memory: killing ...
messages. Yeah, that was fun… It turned out there was circular
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base. “Hey, can happen, ”I think
and uncomment it. Reboot… Wait 2 minutes…
Memory. Ctrl-c. Everything ALSA works, though.
After 20 minutes I found out that you have to call
let changes in
/etc/modprobe.d propagate to
ALSA works now.
Not quite, it turns out the debianic
timidity is rather old, it just
quits instead of providing a virtual MIDI output. (By the way, why
don’t these fucking sound cards don’t have any synthesizers on board
pd works! Somehow it never did with OSS…
Yeah, I redesigned by blog. This time, I wanted something modern… :-)
NP: Offspring—Hit That