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I have a windows vista inspiron 531s with ubuntu 11.04 & a realtek ALC888 soundcard everything with ubuntu works fine except for midi playback in my softwares like noteworthy composer & such.

Could there be a way to fix this? perhaps an audigy soundcard might be compatible with ubuntu 11.04 architecture. Can anyone help me with this problem?

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Normally you won't be able to play back midi by default. Install ubuntu-restricted-extras (should pull in everything), and then try again.

You may also need to search for sound fonts in synaptic and install a package (you will need fluidsynth - but I think this gets pulled in by the package I mentioned earlier).

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