James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Jan 5 09:35:07 GMT 2005

Bob Stia wrote:
> Hello KDE people,
> Hope this has not been discussed to death already. Googled but didn't 
> find anything of value and am new to this list.
> I have never been able to play a midi file.  Now running SuSE 9.2 on a 
> x86_64 platform. (new install, new hardware, KDE 3.3.2, via on board 
> sound chip)  I give this info because on the old system (SuSE 8.2, KDE 
> 3.2, and a Soundblaster card) I could not either.
> I have Timidity also installed. Kmid opens and then I can load a file to 
> play. Just sits there and does nothing. At least on the old system it 
> acted as if it were playing but no sound came out.
> If I open Kmid in a terminal I get the message "no midi ports" when I 
> try to open the file.

The app KMID is a front end for MIDI HARDWARE.  If you don't have a 
hardware synthesizer, you can use KMIDI which is a KDE front end for 
TiMIIDIty, or you can use TiMIDIty directly.

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