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Re: Fedora, ALSA and MIDI OH MY! (Theme to lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!)



On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 20:00:39 -0700
"Daniel B. Thurman" <dant cdkkt com> wrote:

> Folks,
> 
> Is it me or does Fedora have a real problem when
> it has to deal with Sound cards?
> 
> I cannot for the LIFE OF ME figure out WHY is FEDORA
> IMPOSSIBLE getting sound to work!?!?!?  I can get
> my CDROM to play music -- and wave files, etc but...
> MIDI is one of those simple things that *should*
> be working but alas -- no -- it is not simple...
> it is said not to work very well....
> 
> I have tried a cheap Yamaha YMF-724F (DS-1) and a not-so-cheap
> Creative Labs, SoundBlaster LIVE card and there is no way in
> h$ll I can get midi to work for either cards!?!?!?  I cannot
> even figure out how to disable the KDE arts server since it
> was removed from the KControl and so -- kindly -- how can I
> disable it -- just in case it is preventing midi from working
> right?
> 
> Yes, I scouraged goggle, AskJeves, etc. and it seems people
> got these cards to work just fine on debian, Mandrake, Suze
> but heck -- NOT ON FEDORA!?!?  I tried this on FC-2 and FC-3.
> 
> Please, please, please, tell me -- how can I get MIDI to work?
> 
> I was told that for YMF-724F the following line should
> be added in the /etc/modprobe.conf file:
> 
> options snd-ymfpci index=0 mpu_port=0x330
> 
> but -- nope!  Does not work
> 
> As for the SB-Live card -  no information how in what
> to add to the modprobe.conf file....
> 
> Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!
> 
> Humbled....
> ~Dan
> 

Have you tried timidity? I have played midi files using that. The
current timidity is in this rpm:
timidity++-2.13.0-3

If you don't have it you can get it using yum.

-- 
Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA. USA
registered linux user 46097


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