[linux-audio-user] Next question re midi

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Jan 12 16:11:23 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 15:51 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> I have installed an Audigy 2 value board which is supposed to do midi 
> according to the propaganda.
> Kernel is 2.6.15, with all revelant audio as modules and are
> modprobe.conf-iged in and showing in the lsmod listing which is 
> quite bulky so I won't post that list.
> In kde's control center, under sound, the normal, .wav or .ogg based 
> effects work rather nicely, but the midi test seems to be a total non 
> performer.

You have to load a soundfont using "asfxload".

> 'cat'ing a .mid file to any of the 0- devices is either a no
> such device error, or returns silently in 1 second or less.

That's not how ALSA MIDI works, you can't just cat a .mid file to a
device node.  Use aplaymidi.


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