D. Michael McIntyre wrote:

Just picked up on that detail.  The *latest* Ubuntu Studio means Gutsy, which 
just released a few days ago, right?

I haven't tested that.  I'm hearing a mixed bag of reports about it in 
non-audio contexts.  It seems like an iffy upgrade.  I wouldn't be surprised 
if it turns out to be something with the newer version is busted somehow.

If so, the Ubuntu Studio list would again be a helpful place to turn.  I 
expect they'd rather help sort the issue out than suggest you downgrade.

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Turns out that an install of Ubuntu Studio somehow does not give you write access to the .kde directory that must be created in the home/user!

Funny but this seems to be a default install behaviour since Ubuntu Studio was first released...by simply changing the ownership and read write of the /home/"eric"/.kde hidden directory all the trouble went away. Really silly if you think about it. I was really butting my head against the wall trying to figure this one out. By the way the latest Rosegarden is not just a good piece of software it is turning out to be something great.
Thanks for the advice, I do hope to have a good working free classical guitar sf2 up in the next little while.

Eric Reesor