James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Jan 9 00:39:06 GMT 2005
Bob Stia wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 January 2005 04:35, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Bob Stia wrote:
>>> Hello KDE people,
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
> Hello James,
> Thanks for replying. There is no such thing as Kmidi anymore.
Well, it isn't maintained anymore and isn't included in the current release.
> It has been merged into Kmid
Don't think so. You can use ALSA to use TiMIDIty with KMID, but I don't
recommend that to play MIDI files.
> in newer versions of KDE and has been discontinued.
If you don't have a copy of KMIDI, you will have to use TiMIDIty which
is what I said. It is probably better to do that than use the
unmaintained KDE application.
> I can bring up Timidity graphically but there is no way that I can
> see to load a .mid file.
> Soooo, I guess that leaves me where I started. If anyone can tell me
> how to get Kmid working I would be very grateful.
So, your situation is that you can't get TiMIDIty to work.
You need a 'desktop' file: "/usr/share/applications/timidity.desktop".
This is what I have:
Other things are TiMIDIty configuration issues.
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