is this IT or not/
kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Nov 22 23:18:14 PST 2007
On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 07:56:01AM +0330, Bahman Movaqar wrote:
> On 2007-11-21 Gary Kline wrote:
> > guys, one last thing before i call it a days; i just tried
> > kmidi and tried to configure the audio.
> > got the sound of a breaking glass and the warning that
> > something was already using "dev/sequencer". i tried a
> > ps -alx, but couldn't tell very much.. can anybody shed a
> > light?
> I guess you, like me, have one of those motherboards with an on-board
> sound card. Most of these sound cards don't have a MIDI sequencer
> chip. So it's very hard, if not impossible, to play MIDI files using
> those softwares that require a hardware sequencer to be available -at
> least I couldn't make it work.
> I have a bunch of old MIDI files which I play frequently; and to play
> them I use 'timidity' (ports/audio). That has a software sequencer
> built in -no hardware required- and the output quality is good; not as
> great as a hardware playback but it's good.
I've got whatever came with the box:
pcm0: <CS461x PCM Audio> at irq 4 (1p/1r/3v channels duplex default)
according to /dev/sndstat. timidity does a good enough job
for as often as I play these files. I was hoping to make a
playist using the midi files and amarok.... but I haven't
figured out how "Kmid" and amaroK interface.
PS: FBSD comes up short when it comes to "toys" ... but that why
I have Ubuntu.
> Bahman Movaqar
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> The most prevalent philosophy in application security is that security
> should not be added as an after thought, but should be included by
> design and default.
> -Frank Nimphius
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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