Bug 143314 - No more midi in FC3
No more midi in FC3
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 147637
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-12-18 13:19 EST by Nicola
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:51 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 23:36:06 EDT
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Description Nicola 2004-12-18 13:19:40 EST
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Description of problem:
The audio card, Creative audigy 2, has a midi sequencer that used to
work in fc2 after loading soundfonts. kmid used to work nicely.

Now I cannot load soundfonts anymore:

sfxload /usr/local/midi/CT4MGM.SF2 
/dev/sequencer: No such file or directory

and kmid doesn't emit any sound:

ALSA lib seq_hw.c:446:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No
such file or directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fc3
2. try to load soundfonts
3. try to play any midi

Actual Results:  sfxload /usr/local/midi/CT4MGM.SF2 
/dev/sequencer: No such file or directory

and kmid doesn't emit any sound:

ALSA lib seq_hw.c:446:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No
such file or directory

Expected Results:  I should have listened to midi instead.

Additional info:


have to do something with it?
Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-12-19 17:47:09 EST
Sounds like a module is not being loaded. What does "lsmod | grep seq" produce? I don't know which driver an audigy uses for midi but you could try "modprobe snd-seq-midi-emul.ko" and see whether that makes the needed seq device...
Comment 2 Jeff Shrowder 2004-12-31 16:43:16 EST
I'm experiencing the same problem with FC3 on my DELL Latitude 
"lsmod | grep seq" produced the following:
snd_seq_device         9228  1 snd_rawmidi
snd                   55396  11

"modprobe snd-seq-midi-emul.ko" produced:
FATAL: Module not modprobe snd-seq-midi-emul.ko found.

Jeff Shrowder
Comment 3 Cameron Meadors 2004-12-31 22:14:57 EST
"modprobe snd_emu10k1_synth" fixed things for me.  I have an Audigy2
ZS.  I am still thinking about how to make it load automatically.
Comment 4 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-01-01 06:43:12 EST
Comment #2:
I suspect you are seeing a different problem (you don't have an emu10k card for
a start). I don't know for sure, but I don't think es1968 based card have 
hardware midi so you will have to have midi software that outputs to the regular
/dev/dsp device. Try asking on the fedora-list mailing list...
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2005-01-03 09:22:21 EST
Jeff: do not add ".ko" for modprobe
Comment 6 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-01-04 07:36:08 EST
This may be related to bug #139315 (x86_64 system...)
Comment 7 Tommy 2005-01-09 03:45:52 EST
I have a problem similar to Nicola.
I have a Notebook Travelmate 8005 with soundcard: 
Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
And I use the module:
(automatic Fedora Core 3 installation).
Midis software give me the following message:
/dev/sequencer: No such file or directory
I installed TiMidity++ and THIS plays midi! But it use a internal
sqeuncer software. So I try tu use timidity as "daemon" to intercept
midi calls with the command:
timidity -iA -B2,8 -Os -EFreverb=0
but I get error again.

Finally I use the suggested command (by Sitsofe Wheeler but whitout .ko)
modprobe snd-seq-midi-emul
and then I insert again the TiMidity server mode command:
timidity -iA -B2,8 -Os -EFreverb=0
And it works!
It is not so confortable. It is a patch but not a solution.

lsmod | grep seq
give me nothing!

without Timidity++ in server mode execution 
- Kmid gives me:
There are no midi ports !
- pmidi -l gives me empty table (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pmidi)

Well, there are problems yet. I hope to be usefull.
Comment 8 Harald Hoyer 2005-01-10 06:02:06 EST
reassigning to kudzu
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-10 16:02:33 EST
OK, so we've got multiple different reports here.

Jeff and Tommy; you're loading a software midi device; those will
never be autoloated by default; modules are only autoloaded for
present hardware.

Cameron and Nicola - what is your modprobe.conf and modprobe.conf.dist
look like? There should be a line in modprobe.conf.dist that says:

install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 &&
/sbin/modprobe snd-emu10k1-synth

Is this not working for you?

Comment 10 Anthony Green 2005-01-15 12:17:36 EST
I'm also finding that the snd_seq module isn't being loaded
automatically when I plug my USB midi device in, resulting in messages
from applications like Nicola was seeing:

ALSA lib seq_hw.c:446:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No
such file or directory

modprobing snd_seq in by hand seems to be a work-around, but I'm still
not getting any midi data from the device.
Comment 11 Tim Wegener 2005-03-19 03:09:51 EST
I had similar problem on FC3 i386/i686 with SBLive
Comment 12 Tim Wegener 2005-03-19 03:41:53 EST
Ooops, I meant to include a link to my comment on the related bug:


(No /dev/sequencer in FC3 i386/i686 with SBLive)
Comment 13 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-19 23:26:33 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 147367 ***
Comment 14 Tim Wegener 2005-04-19 23:33:43 EDT
That previous action seems to be a mistake, since it points to a completely
unrelated bug. Can you please reopen this bug?
Comment 15 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-19 23:36:06 EDT
Whoops, typo.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 147637 ***

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