[linux-audio-user] Next question re midi

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Jan 12 20:48:54 EST 2006

On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:11, Lee Revell wrote:
>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.
So I've now been told.  And I haven't tried aplaymidi yet because kmid 
works well ince I'd used sfxload to intall a soundfont, the big one on 
the Audigy drivers cd.

Thanks, Lee.

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