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Old 04-08-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Midi playback - /dev/sequencer not found

Whenever I try to play back a .mid file (using Kmid or some other program) I get a message that says /dev/sequencer not found. Can I change this to play midis back through my Sound Blaster card? This card works fine, BTW.

Specs: PII 450 mHZ, approx. 440 MB RAM, Dual boot with Win2K. Kernel 2.6.9.something, a Radeon 7000 and a cheap Sound Blaster card.
Old 04-08-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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Have you tried Timidity++? I believe it uses its own builtin sequencer.

I'm not sure, but with a Soundblaster Card, to work with KMid, I think you need to load soundfonts.
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Soundfonts? How do I load those?
Old 04-09-2006, 12:34 AM   #4
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oh boy lots of sound questions tonight
first when you load modules for the soundblaster at boot in the
/etc/modules file or whatever it is for you put
that way all the devices get created
next you need a utility package to load soundfonts called awesfx
all you need from it is sfxload
which sfxload
to see if you have it
files are here
ignore the driver stuff you just need the utilities at the bottom of the page

next find your windows drivers disk for the sound card and poke around on it and find a soundfont file like CT4MGM.SF2
the higher the number the better and some people have different ones and even multiple ones on their disk so if you find for instance CT8MGM.SF2
that even better.
put it somewhere i put mine in /usr/local/lib/sfbank/
then find the alsa startup script mine is
distributions startup scripts can be quite different and some come ready made with commented out lines for this.
basically at startup after alsactl restore you run (adjust path)
sfxload /usr/local/lib/sfbank/CT4MGM.SF2
and at shut down you run
sfxload -i
alsactl store


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