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Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 1:20am

Please help-no sound on rosegarden4

i am a linux newbie though am improving daily. I downloaded and installed rosegarden4 for my debian kde comp. However i am yet to get a sound out of it. It supposedly comes with basic midi sounds (piano, drums etc) but they dont seem to work. It is possible that there is nothing wrong with my setup and that the instrument s are just naames only and i need to install some midi patches or something. Could someone please contact me if they have used this software and know what im talking a bout or if you can tell me how to go about loading some instruments on there .
all help greatly appreciated, i really want to get this software up and running as it took me long enough to work out how to download and instqall it and now i cant get it to work.
thanks pad


Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 1:11pm

RE: Please help-no sound on rosegarden4

by the way, i have fiddled around in the control centre to no avail. My audio driver is set to ALSA and my midi device is "midi through port 0 - ALSA device, but alas still no sound. Othjer programs such as audacity work fine though, so i dont know , im lost


Friday, March 10th 2006, 7:56am

You need patches. I guess the port 0 is an external midi device. If you don't have such a device, you have 2 options: you can load a patchset into your soundcard if your soundcard supports this(check sf2load). Then if midi is sent to that soundcard, you will hear it. You can install 'pmidi' and do a 'pmidi -l' to get a list of available midi ports. Another option is to use timidity, which is a software for soundcards who do not support loading a patchset into the card itself. You can then start timidity in server mode, and you should see extra ports in 'pmidi -l'. You can then use those in Rosegarden.