Playing MIDIfiles under Linux

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed Feb 27 10:08:17 UTC 2008


Yes, please do!  All you have to do is put this in timidity.cfg:

soundfont /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2

At least that's all I needed from the Ubuntu sound font package and 
grml.  This is a bug both in the Debian and Ubuntu packages but I 
suspect it originates with Debian.  It works fine without freepats and I 
created a freepats-dummy package to get around the dependency.  I can 
send it to anyone who wants it off list.  It's very small and will 
automatically be removed if the real freepats package is installed later.

Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
> For now, the best work-around is to either install the freepats package
> along with timidity for now or simply use equivs to create a dummy
> freepats package. Either way, a bug should be filed against the timidity
> package to remove the dependency on freepats and make it and/or the
> fluid soundfonts a recommendation or suggestion with a preference for
> fluid. I can file this bug report, since I have a launchpad account and
> I do consider this a bug in the timidity package since the fluid
> soundfonts have been introduced. If anyone would like me to do so, I
> will post the bug number to the list so that anyone who wishes can
> subscribe to the bug.

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