Re: FluidSynth configuration
- From: Jonathan Gardner <jgardner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:56:25 -0800
On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Rodolfo Alcazar Portillo
On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 14:46 -0800, Jonathan Gardner wrote:
I installed FluidSynth and qsynth on my F13 / KDE install. When qsynth
comes up, it asked me to do some additional configuration by modifying
/etc/security/limits.conf to add:
@audio - rtprio 100
@audio - nice -10
After I made the changes and restarted it, it then asked me to add
myself to the audio group.
I'm not sure what I did or why this needs to be done. I'd appreciate a
pointer or some better advice.
Logging in with my new group showed that qsynth was working, although
I have yet to hear any sound from it. I tested with pianobooster,
musescore, firefox on a site with MIDI, and a few other MIDI apps I
thought would make MIDI sound.
(I haven't logged out and back in through X yet. I'd prefer not to
have to do so.)
Am I doing something wrong? Should I go talk with the FluidSynth guys
about my particular situation? Do we need to tweak the fluidsynth RPM?
(I'm volunteering to help.)
Im' not sure about Fedora's right config concerning fluidsynth, but this
is how I did (still working on F14).
1. Config some defaults:
# usermod -a -G audio rodolfoap # requires relogin
# vi /etc/security/limits.conf
# End of file
@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - nice -19
@audio - memlock 1443915
2. Disable pulseaudio
$ echo "autospawn = no" > ~/.pulse/client.conf
$ pulseaudio -k
Then, start qjackctl. Furthermore, you can start qsynth.
I use BIAB and Finale, so then I start it with wine, config
the midi port and start playing.
I wish we can find some better and smooth fedora way.
On f13 I needed the planetccrma version of qjackctl, I think, but Im not
sure, so I installed the repo and updated qjackctl.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I wish I understood better what FluidSynth, PulseAudio, and these
other tools were really doing. I'm going to do some research on these
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