I have to run out to do some last minute shopping.. bleh.. but I'll try everyone's suggetsions when I get back this evening.
---- "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael.mcintyre@...> wrote:
> On Sunday 23 December 2007, zephod@... wrote:
> > What am I missing here.
> PulseAudio looks like a red herring to me. It seems to be a sound server, and
> I guess it might cause you JACK problems, but you don't need JACK for this.
> Or at least you haven't, traditionally.
> It looks like you have a card where the on-board synth works (a rare thing
> these days.) You used to use the on-board synth, with Rosegarden loading a
> soundfont for you. This broke when you upgraded.
> The first suspect is the mixer. Perhaps your problem is nothing more serious
> than the volume got turned down. It looks like the best way to check this
> today is now to use the command line alsamixer, and find the "Synth" slider.
> Make sure it's turned up.
> If it is, the next suspect is the soundfont. The first thing is to make sure
> you actually have the asfxload command installed. Try going to a terminal
> asfxload [path to your .sf2 file]
> Did you get a "command not found" error? If so, you need to install whatever
> Fedora calls its "awesfx" package.
> If this is installed, and you have run the asfxload command successfully, then
> Rosegarden should be playing MIDI now. Try it.
> If on subsequent logins you find MIDI has broken again, it may be the case
> that the soundfont loading feature in Rosegarden has broken. I can't
> remember for sure, but I think it might actually be broken. If that is true,
> we won't be able to fix it in time to do you any good, so you should just run
> this command by hand once per login session, or maybe even only once per
> boot. Once a sounfont is loaded into the card, it stays there indefinitely.
> If none of that got you up and running, then the next possibility is that
> support for your card's built-in synth has broken. That is possible, because
> it has happened before. If this turns out to be the case, then you will have
> to run something like QSynth, and you will be best off if you get QSynth
> playing nicely with JACK, and I guess PulseAudio. If that proves to be the
> case, I'm afraid I'm going to have to hand you off to someone else, because
> if I try to get into that kind of morass again, I'll probably run screaming
> into the nearest forest, and try to climb a tree.
> D. Michael McIntyre
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