[linux-audio-user] midi troubles
chvillard at wanadoo.fr
Sat Jan 3 11:24:10 EST 2004
Before starting, I want to say that I have already spent a lot of time
trying to make Brahms, Rosegarden, Solfege or Jazz+ working, and spent a
lot of my internet time too (ohh just some few hours left on my provider
account !). So, I'm looking for a good answer, but perhaps it's not
possible ? I've read a post on a french list of a guy who's saying that
he uses linux since the beginning and that, after bigs probs sometimes,
everything go fine except...midi that never seems to work !!! It seems
that I'm taking this way and it's not funny
Well... my computer is a PIV with a P4S8X-X Asus motherboard ; this
motherboard includes a AD1980 chip for sound, and there's also a
midi/game port on th motherboard ; I've bought a cable to get this port
outside the box and have plug on it (with a midi cable) my Alesis qs8
For linux, it's an mdk 9.2 download edition. Alsa is running (message at
boot) and the driver choosen for the sound chip by the sytem is the
Last thing, I can hear sound without difficulty : when X runs afeter
boot, I hear the little jingle witch comes with.
- first, it seems that midi is not existing for linux. For example, when
I launch K mid, in the part "configuration" midi , it's noticed "alsa
device" but, when playing a mid file, no sound goes out from my qs8.
When I try to launch Artscontrol, in midi part, there's nothing for
input or output.
-I've succeded to install rosegarden 4 with rpm packages ; it has been
very difficult because when I was trying to install rose. It tells me
"no librosegarden" and when trying installing "libr." answer was "no
....roseg." !!!!! So someone tells me "urpmi rosg. libros." : it worked
!!! But rosegarden don't work ; when trying to import a midi file, it
doesn't work (no sound) and begin to become very instable (window
freezing, no response ...) ; when I try to record I get the mess "no
audio subsystem installed" well......
- Jazz...never installed ; when I try to, a lib is always missing, same
for Solfege, even if the lib is already installed (it's the case for a
gtkhtml one for example)
-Brahms says that there's no artsmidi.h even if I find it in
So I'm very disappointed by these things and I've tried everything I
could without succes.
I'm looking for a simple way to install and correctly run these progs ;
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