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Re: can't compile kdehead

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Am Freitag, 28. März 2003 23:59 schrieb Rene Horn:
> Also, Linux has poor support for hardware midi.  aRts, I believe, uses
> timidity, a software emulated midi.  timidity is somewhere out there, but I
> don't know where.

Well, alsa can (mostly) access the mdi/wavetable part on sound board that 
actually have one. Normal on-board sound chips don't have such a thing but 
only an external midi interface.
Such cheaper sound solutions can then be enhanced with timidity even on boot 
(with a startuop scipt):
  555 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/timidity -iAq -Os

With alsa, there is now no difference to an on-board midi solution. What you 
surely need is the alsa sequencer being loaded:
snd-seq-midi            3392   0 (autoclean) (unused)
snd-seq-oss            23616   0 (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      2840   0 [snd-seq-midi snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                37328   3 [snd-seq-midi snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]

Windows drivers for such sound cards do actually the same (software midi 

Arts is only a sound server, so what does it have to do with midi playback? 
kmid is used for that and can access the above timidity solution just fine.
Only the konqueror file preview does nothing for midi files although kmid 
(with embedded viewer) is installed.


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