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Setting up MIDI for SBlive! Value soundcard. Help!

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I follow these thread to set up MIDI playable computer https://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=22604 and http://www.mandrivaclub.com/article.php?sid=979

 

In step one: I used harddrake to select emu10k1 as the driver for the card.

Step 2: find/get the soundfond.sf2 online from Trachtman.net

Step 3: Use the sfxload /path/tomysoundfont.sf2

returns

 

/dev/sequencer: No such file or directory

 

What does this mean? Does this meant that I have no sequencer installed?

 

 

 

 

Moved from 'software' to 'Hardware' - Artificial Intelligence

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Anyway, I changed back to snd-emu10k1 as the driver of my soundcard since it's the ALSA driver.

 

What I selected before in my first post turned out to be that I am using OSS driver. :wall:

 

Then based on the information on this page http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php?page=emu10k1 , I inserted couple of paramaters for my soundcard module configuration as folowing:

 

extin: 0x0003

extout: 0x1f03

seq_port: 4

max_synth_voices: 64

mx_buffer_size: 128

 

As root, I type these lines in ternimal. Copy from http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-30963.html

 

sudo modprobe snd_seq_midi

sudo modprobe snd_emux_synth

sudo modprobe snd_emu10k1_synth

 

Honestly, I don't know what above lines means. If someone cares to explain, I am glad to hear. Then I continue the tips and trick using asfxload command to load the soundfont into memory.

 

$ asfxload /opt/8MBGMSFX.SF2

 

It just works perfectly.

Edited by thinhla

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I am running into the problem that I need some help to basically asfxload soundfont automatically every reboot.

 

Everytime I restart the computer, I have to type manually asfxload soundfont.sf2 in the terminal so that Kmid can play midi file. Otherwise, it just won't play (can't hear sound)

 

I have tried to put following lines

 

asfxload -i

asfxload soundfont.sf2

 

into ~/.bash_profile as instructed in one of the thread above as well as /etc/profile file but these just don't do well and seem not to load it automatically. I still have to type it in manually in the terminal.

 

I keep my soundfont.sf2 in /usr/share/sounds/sf2 folder so that asfxload will automatically look into that directory.

 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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I have tried to put following lines

 

asfxload -i

asfxload soundfont.sf2

 

......

 

I keep my soundfont.sf2 in /usr/share/sounds/sf2 folder so that asfxload will automatically look into that directory.

 

 

Maybe it doesn't look into that directory.

You may want to use a full path when loading the soundfont, like this:

 

asfxload /usr/share/sounds/sf2/soundfont.sf2

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