is this IT or not/

Gary Kline kline at
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.

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> Bahman Movaqar
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> should not be added as an after thought, but should be included by
> design and default.
> -Frank Nimphius

  Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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