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Bug 51298 - playmidi and xplaymidi fail to start
playmidi and xplaymidi fail to start
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: playmidi (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-08-09 02:45 EDT by Chris Negus
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-09 04:21:08 EDT
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Description Chris Negus 2001-08-09 02:45:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
I tried the playmidi and xplaymidi commands to play a midi file. They both
fail with the message "open /dev/sequencer: No such device". The
/dev/sequencer device does exist. Permission is 600. I tried it as a
regular user and as root. I changed permission to 666 and 777. No change.
Commands still fail.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Type "playmidi file.mid" or "xplaymidi file.mid"

Actual Results:  Message appears "open /dev/sequencer: No such device"
The command fails and exits.

Expected Results:  Should have played the midi file.

Additional info:

changing user accounts and changing permissions on /dev/sequencer doesn't help.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-09 03:05:03 EDT
Do you have a soundcard with a sequencer device (what sound card do you have?)
Comment 2 Chris Negus 2001-08-09 04:21:01 EDT
My sound card is a Creative Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97]. I can't find anything
in the documentation that mentions a sequencer device. The box says it has a
built-in MIDI interface, if that means anything.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-09 11:08:24 EDT
That card does not have a HW midi synthesizer, so it doesn't have anything
playmidi could use.

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