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Old 07-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Running PrintMusic in WINE, but it lacks MIDI


I have Finale PrintMusic installed on Fedora 11 using WINE. It seems to run fine (aside from minor graphical glitches), but it doesn't detect any MIDI devices what-so-ever.

I have TiMidity++ installed and can play MIDI files successfully with it, but how do I carry this over to WINE?

The MIDI setup menu in PrintMusic won't even come up when I click on it.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:54 PM   #2
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There are 'native' GNU/Linux solutions to printing music. For e.g. LilyPond.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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I realize this, and I am trying to get to learn Lilypond. But I really need to get PrintMusic to work for my own reasons.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Have you tried using Configurator it's in the wine section of your main menu. Or you can type: winecfg in a terminal (console) to start it up. You get access to the audio settings, there's also a midi part too.
 
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To provide you with a midi port that applications can use you need to launch timidity as a daemon.

Assuming that your sound driver uses ALSA, try opening an xterm (or whatever terminal emulator you prefer), and run:

Code:
timidity -iA
It should show something similar to this and stay there:

Code:
$ timidity -iA
Requested buffer size 32768, fragment size 8192
ALSA pcm 'default' set buffer size 30104, period size 3760 bytes
TiMidity starting in ALSA server mode
Opening sequencer port: 128:0 128:1 128:2 128:3
Now you need to configure printmusic with the correct midi port, I can't tell you how to do that because I don't own a copy of printmusic, but looking around the menus you should be able to locate the correct place to set up all these details.

PS. If this works I can provide you with a sample script to automate all this stuff. I don't recommend running timidity as a global daemon by default all the time because it's a bit expensive in cpu usage.
 
  


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