Re: midi software
On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, David Stern wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Timothy Phan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> > Thanks!
> 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
> initialization), or..
> 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
> dselect, though.
octave is probably not what you want, cool and froody though it is.
octave is a MATLAB clone. A good one too.
> David Stern
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