Jack and SB-awe soundcard
D. Michael McIntyre
michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com
Sat Mar 15 15:34:04 GMT 2008
On Friday 14 March 2008, Gary Ball wrote:
> * Starting TiMidity++ ALSA midi
> emulation... [fail]
Hard to say why this is, but it looks like either the snd-seq-midi module
isn't loading, or maybe it's a problem like JACK is having.
> Sorry. The audio interface "hw:0" doesn't support any of the hardware
> sample formats that JACK's alsa-driver can use.
That's a weird one, and doesn't look encouraging.
> This is my system hardware. it's old, but so am I.
I don't even see a soundcard listed here. I eliminated things that weren't
soundcards until the list was gone. Your subject line says "SB-awe
soundcard." Just what do you have in here? I would guess perhaps you have
an old ISA AWE-32 in there. Is that right? That would make sense, since
that's not a PCI card, and it didn't show up in a list of PCI devices.
If it really is an ISA card, the short story is please move along. In fact,
let's just move along no matter what, because it doesn't sound like this card
could be worth any struggle. No use putting a lot of effort into getting
> Could it be the sound card is too old? If so, can anyone recommend a
> linux friendly alternative.
Almost anything manufactured after 1997 should work reasonably well. What are
you trying to do? What's your budget?
You can go cheaper and still see acceptable results, but if you're of a Studio
bent, you can't go wrong with anything mAudio from the Audiophile 24/96 on
up. These are good cards that work really well.
If you can't afford one of those, I can dig around to try to come up with a
recommendation for something else of current manufacture. The stuff I used
to recommend the most is no longer in production, and I'm not really sure
what's out there these days, since my own soundcards are old. Just not as
old as yours! :)
D. Michael McIntyre
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