MIDI for AC97 card?

Luke Yelavich themuso at themuso.com
Sun Nov 28 21:15:04 UTC 2004

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 01:13:18AM EST, Timothy Ha wrote:
> I have a built-in sound card of AC97 type (Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM 
> (ICH4....) in laptop.
> I downloaded timidity + rosegarden from Hoary repositories in hope of 
> playback MIDI files.
> But timidity won't start in graphical mode. In command line it's also 
> doing nothing.
> Rosegarden hangs at the splash screen (nice picture saying "Initializing 
> view").

When trying to run both programs, do you get any errors? If not, try and 
run them from a terminal and see what you get.

AC97 soundcards do not have MIDI support, only audio. The reason why 
there is usually MIDI in Windows is that Windows has it's own softsynth, 
which is what you want timidity to do right?


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