Playing MIDIfiles under Linux

Tobias Vinteus tobvin at
Wed Feb 27 11:29:16 UTC 2008

I also like the soundfont bank from very much. It's 
also a very good General Midi implementation.


On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Hi,
> 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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