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Do DO servers have soundcards? If not how can I play audio?

Posted September 24, 2014 6k views

The program ‘beep’ seems to run, but I don’t hear anything. Where is the sound going? If I want to do work with playing midi (PortMidi) is this possible too?

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To enable sound, you need to load a “dummy” sound card. You can do this with:

  • sudo modprobe snd-dummy

After doing so, you’ll notice that /proc/asound becomes populated:

$ ls /proc/asound
card0  cards  devices  Dummy  modules  pcm  seq  timers  version

You’ll also want to install alsa-base as it is not included on Ubuntu Server by default:

  • sudo apt-get install alsa-base
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