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Old 03-17-2002, 04:37 PM   #1
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no playback device

I can play (and listen to) my mp3s (with "xmms"),
but no midi files :
In fact, "playmidi" won't play a file (to send back to "denemo") for the following reason :
-> no playback device found.

any idea ?
Old 03-17-2002, 06:41 PM   #2
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Go to your /dev directory and see if you have any devices named midi00 midi01 etc,...If not, look into MAKEDEV (man MAKEDEV) to make the device.
Old 03-22-2002, 04:19 AM   #3
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1) MAKEDEV -v midi00
-> create midi00 c 14 2 root: audio 660
-> MAKEDEV : error making /dev/midi00 : operation not permitted
2) I can see a "/dev/midi00-" appearing

3) I tryed it again but as you can imagine, no incredible thing happened :
MAKEDEV -v midi00
-> create midi00 c 14 2 root : audio 660
-> MAKEDEV : error making /dev/midi00 : file exists
an other idea ?
Old 08-19-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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for archiv

some soundcards, especially onboard soundcards don't support midi. So you find all devices in /dev and ALSA was configured right, but ALSA don't work with midi and you see (on console) the message "playback device not found"

Now I have installed the programm timidity + timidity-patches in Debian Woody and all midi's are sounds well. For info: timidity convert midi to wave and play it.

Last edited by joomart; 08-19-2003 at 06:15 PM.


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