Re: midi software
On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Timothy Phan wrote:
> I'm in the middle of learning to play keyboard/piano. I'd like to
> know if there is any MIDI software on Linux that can help me.
> I've AWE32 soundblaster card. I'd like to know what driver do I
> need. Currently, my Debian/Linux box can not play any sound and
> I guessed that I do not have the driver for the soundcard. So, I
> would like to know how do I go about install the driver.
First you need to get sound working, then you can see about midi progs.
To get sound working,..
If you have the non-Plug-n-Play, you should be able to just compile
sound into your kernel. (might need the awedrv kernel patch, below)
If you have the Plug n Play version of the awe32, you can either..
get the commercial OSS Commercial driver for $20 (a five day free
trial) at some web address I forget, something like
www.4front-tech.com, (and then you're all done, no patches) or..
configure your Plug n Play devices by either..
switching to loadlin bootloader (if your bios does Plun n Play
get a plug n play initializer like isapnptools (should be in
dselect), configure it (time-consuming), then..
recompile your kernel after adding the awedrv patch (also in
dselect, you need to run an install script in /usr/src/awedrv
to apply the patch).
I don't have a keyboard recently, so I haven't got any tips on programs
that would interest you. Try a search for 'rose' and 'octave' in
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