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Old 09-01-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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problems setting up MIDI music in KMid


In KMid, I can't use the MIDI Setup option in the Settings menu. The error message says, ""Could not open /dev/sequencer to get some info. Probably there is another program using it." I certainly don't have a MIDI sequencer running that I know of. How can I figure out what's (supposedly) using /dev/sequencer and shut it down?

Also, if I try to open a MIDI file with KMid, it says "[file] is not a regular file" for every MIDI file I have that I try to open. I don't think so! These files always played fine in Windows Media Player.

I'm a collector and listener of MIDI music, and I'm quite disappointed with Linux in this matter, because getting it to play MIDI files has been a pain in the ***. Haven't found a program yet that can run them with my distro (MEPIS 7).

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:30 PM   #2
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Playing midi files can be a pain in Linux. I have Ubuntu and am able to play midi files ok with timidity. Did you fix your problem?
 
Old 10-09-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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Nope, I gave up. Maybe Ubuntu somehow supports MIDI files better.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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Hi,

i found that if i saved the midi file to a location and then get kmid to play it i got better result. ie. "is not a regular file." does not pop-up and kmid appears to play it..

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