[PlanetCCRMA] amSynth under FC3 -- continued

Bradley S. Campbell bsc3j@virginia.edu
Sat Mar 12 20:44:01 2005

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Hello all,<br>
I've at least gotten alsa to work and jack to start with no errors,
however when i try to get amSynth to start, I get the following:<br>
ALSA lib seq_hw.c:446:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No
such file or directory<br>
Error opening ALSA sequencer.<br>
&lt;MidiInterface&gt; failed to open OSS midi device.<br>
&lt;MidiInterface&gt; couldn't open any MIDI drivers<br>
&lt;MidiController&gt; failed to init MIDI. midi_driver:auto<br>
failed to open any midi device<br>
**** There was an error starting the audio system ****<br>
please check your config in ~/.amSynthrc<br>
I am attaching my ~/.amSynthrc file.&nbsp; As far as I know, /dev/midi
doesn't exist, and neither does /dev/snd/seq -- I have no idea of how
to create them or what to "do" with or other configuration files to get
all of this to work.&nbsp; Any help would be <i>greatly</i> appreciated.<br>
Thanks so much,<br>
kernel 2.6.10-0.6.rdt.rhfc3.ccrma<br>
Fedora Core 3<br>
Dell OptiPlex GX400
1.8GHz Pentium IV (no HT)
Audio Type:&nbsp; Soundblaster emulation
Audio Controller:&nbsp; Analog Devices AD1885 AC97 Codec w/ 16-bit stereo
intel8x0 with i850 chipset<br>

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#	~/.amSynthrc - configuration file for amSynth
#						http://amsynthe.sourceforge.net
#							(C) '01-'03 Nick Dowell

#	MIDI Input Configuration

# select midi driver to use [ auto / alsa / oss ]
# the ALSA driver uses the sequencer client interface. you will have to 
# 'aconnect' it to something to get input.

midi_driver 		auto

# set the OSS compatible midi device file to read input data from. 
# eg /dev/midi or /dev/midi00 for some systems.

oss_midi_device		/dev/midi

# midi channel to listen for events on. midi channels are numbered 1-16,
# setting midi channel to 0 will listen on all channels

midi_channel		0

#	AUDIO Output Configuration

# select audio driver to use. (auto/alsa-mmap/alsa/oss/jack)
# auto selects the best available driver (in the order jack alsa-mmap alsa oss)
# for most people 'auto' will always be the best choice
# 'alsa-mmap' has better performance than 'alsa', but may be less compatible
# 'jack' is the best choice for interoperating with other music programs

audio_driver		jack

# set the OSS digital audio device to output to.

oss_audio_device	/dev/dsp

# set the ALSA pcm device to use
# you should probably set this to hw:0 or similar, if you know what youre doing

alsa_audio_device	default

# sets the sampling rate to use
# (this has no effect when using JACK - the jack server decides the sample rate)
# lower sampling rates use less CPU power, so more voices are usable at once.

sample_rate		48000

#	General Options

# sets the default maximum polyphony (simultaneous notes played)
# playing too many motes for your CPU power will do horrible things.
# Pentium3 class machines will safely do 16 voices, (pentium4 2.40GHz = 60)
# set this to 0 for unlimited polyphony

polyphony		16

# Specify a specific font to load for the interface

gui_font -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*