[linux-audio-user] trying to get midi working to run rosegarden
tech at glastonburymusic.org.uk
Fri Nov 26 22:32:57 EST 2004
Last Saturday 27 November 2004 03:09, airplays55 at yahoo.com was like:
> I've been trying to get rosegarden v2.1 working on
> knoppix HD install (to ultimately be remastered to my
> custom liveCD).
My first question is Rosegarden-2.1 on Knoppix, why?
I think you're doing this the hard way.
> The Knoppix liveCD autoconfigures almost everything
> automatically (video, network card, soundcard audio)
> but not the soundcard MIDI portion. I believe knoppix
> is using the OSS driver to be able to run rosegarden
Usually you have to specify the MIDI port when you load the sound module,
whether that's the ALSA or OSS module (don't load both, whatever you do!)
[man insmod or man modprobe].
> By booting with the ALSA cheatcode, knoppix liveCD
> supposedly boots up using the ALSA drivers. The
> problem is that I've not found anyone that got
> rosegarden working with the midiports, whether using
> ALSA or OSS. Since I'm experimenting with a harddisk
> install however, I will be able to install any missing
> libraries & modules. However in looking at the
> rosegarden4 tutorial ch.2, I dont know where to begin
> since a lot of the ALSA modules are not installed,
> however hopefully I wouldnt need ALSA if I can get
> midi working under OSS for rosegarden 2.1?
I'm sure you don't need ALSA to run Rosegarden-2.1, it's _very_ old ;-]
Rosegarden4 is a complete modern KDE based reworking, which requires ALSA/Jack
to run. It is really cool. Reading its documentation won't help you one bit
with RG-2.1 however.
> I'm not sure where to begin since rosegarden v2.1 says
> /dev/sequencer is invalid. Can somebody please offer
> a suggestion of a starting point to help get me on the
> track to troubleshoot and get rosegarden working? thanks.
What soundcard are you using?
explain what you're hoping to achieve :-]
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