Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 846606
timidity -iA -Oj broken in fc17 with rosegarden
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:57:01 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #757316 +++
Description of problem:
rosegarden & (sleep 10;timidity -iA -Oj)
used to work under FC14 and FC15 to start rosegarden and get sound out when clicking on notes, playing using the jack transport etc.
I have no info about FC16.
Under FC17, all the processes start, the connections of ports are made, but no sound is emitted.
Pavucontrol and kmix do not show any connection to pulseaudio being made (not sure whether that is relevant or not.)
Would really like to move from FC14 to FC17 now ...
rosegarden i686 12.04
timidity++ i686 2.13.2-31 cvs fc17 build
If you want to hear sound through pulseaudio, you should not specify -Oj , -Oj makes timidity send the synthesised midi sound to jack rather then to pulse, so of course timidity won't show up in pavucontrol.
If I do:
1) Start timidity:
sudo timidity -iA
2) start rosegarden:
3) go to studio->Manage midi devices
4) Select General MIDI device, Timidity port 0 as output
5) play a midi file
It works fine
Thanks Hans, that seems to work nicely on FC17 i686.
You do not need the sudo; "timidity -iA" works ok as a normal user.
Jack seems to be installed as dependency, but can be ignored.
FC17 here I come ...
This bug may now be closed, thanks.
Oh, the other thing that needs to be said so that record is complete for anyone who stumbles across this report is that you need to add all the timidity users to the 'audio' group in fc17. Otherwise the command
will simply yield the error message:
permission denied /dev/ etc.
This seems better than running timidity as root.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Oh, the other thing that needs to be said so that record is complete for
> anyone who stumbles across this report is that you need to add all the
> timidity users to the 'audio' group in fc17. Otherwise the command
> timidity -iA
> will simply yield the error message:
> permission denied /dev/ etc.
> This seems better than running timidity as root.
Agreed! I did not know about the audio group.