> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:53:46 -1000
> From: david <gnome@...>
> Musix 2.0 beta works here for me (running from the Live
> DVD). Only
> problem is it doesn't automatically load the driver for my
> soundcard, but that might be fixed if I installed it.
> I have ArtistX 0.7 (a fully-stocked Ubuntu Studio
> derivative) installed,
> it works. I don't believe it's running an RT kernel,
> Rosegarden + QSynth + Fluid soundfont + JACK.
> Both running on an old 2.8GHz Celeron with 768M of memory.
If Musix liveDVD doesn't load a kernel module for your USB sound card, perhaps you can manually load the module after boot? You can bring up a root terminal and try loading the modul without the .ko extension:
Or, using the full path name to the module file for your device, there are a few different kernel modules for different USB sound cards.
On a working system, you can list all the sound related modules with:
lsmod | grep snd
the first column shows the name of the module, the last column list all modules depended on it.
I tried the first Ubuntu Studio, but it wasn't a liveDVD, or liveCD. Which isn't going to be helpful for a newbie to try and see if the hardwares are supported without installing it first. I am not too impressed with the base Ubuntu distro, or its repository snapshots, either. So I don't normally mention Ubuntu Studio, especially for newbie.
Is ArtistX a liveDVD? I read briefly about ArtistX somewhere, might have been a comment in the DistroWatch Weekly article, or a release announment on DistroWatch.com. I didn't pay much attention to it. Good to know that one more distribution caters to MIDI music environment.