kmid works but kmidi doesn't

kmid works but kmidi doesn't

Post by Donald H. Gudehu » Mon, 04 Sep 2000 10:51:01


I am running Red Hat 6.0 on a Celeron chip.  When I run the KDE kmid
program (the Midi/Karaoke Player) everything works fine.
When I try the kmidi program (the Midid Player) I get the error message:

KMidi: Sorry, couldn't open Linux dsp device.
Kmidi:Problem with PIPE_INT_READ due to:Device or resource busy

The sound card is a SoundBlaster AWE 64, Model CT4520
The protections on /dev/audio, /dev/dsp, and /dev/mixer are rw for
everyone.   Looking at  /proc/ioports
0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
01f0-01f7 : ide0
0240-024f : soundblaster
02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
0300-0303 : MPU-401 UART
03c0-03df : vga+
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
0620-0623 : sound driver (AWE32)
0a20-0a23 : sound driver (AWE32)
0e20-0e23 : sound driver (AWE32)
e400-e47f : eth0
f000-f007 : ide0
f008-f00f : ide1

Looking at /proc/interrupts shows
  0:     394079          XT-PIC  timer
  1:       5018          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  7:    2607498          XT-PIC  soundblaster
  8:          2          XT-PIC  rtc
  9:       7510          XT-PIC  eth0
 12:     231959          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 13:          1          XT-PIC  fpu
 14:     156448          XT-PIC  ide0
NMI:          0

It is puzzling that one program can play a midi file but another can't.
I have system sounds enabled by the way.
The xmms program (it plays *.mp3 files) also can't open the
audio device (/dev/dsp).

Thanks for any help.

Donald Gudehus


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