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Test for Card

You can search your connected hardware for your device and its properties.


You can look for your sound card among your PCI devices by running lspci from a command prompt. Typically a sound card will be listed as "Multimedia audio controller: <make> <model> (<revision>)".


USB devices can be found by running lsusb from a command prompt.


Other hardware interfaces to a card require different tests specific to their interface.

Tested Cards

These cards have a hardware MIDI synthesiser that works in linux:

  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZX
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
  • Sound Blaster Audigy
  • Sound Blaster Live!
  • Sound Blaster Awe 64 Value
  • Avance Logic ALS4000 (OPL3 FM synth)

(Add your card here if you've got it to work.)

For instructions on getting one of these working, see MidiHardwareSynthesisSetup

Not Supported

For all cards that do not support synthesis in hardware, see MidiSoftwareSynthesisHowTo

SoundcardsWithHardwareSynth (last edited 2012-06-30 16:56:19 by ool-4357e277)