Tux Guitar

Problems

Subject MIDI system unavailable only with java



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giovanni
Post: Oct 23rd 2008 at 5:14 PM

Ubuntu user here

I like the sound coming out of tuxguitar if i set "java synthetizer" in midi port under tools/setting/audio. The sound becomes much worst and scatty with "timidity port #"
But if i put java i cannot use tuxguitar while using other programs to play other music or any sound at all. it tells me "midi system unavailable" in that case.

How to solve?


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Julian
Post: Oct 24th 2008 at 11:35 AM

This is a known problem of Java Sound Api.

It is because it uses OSS as output.
and OSS allways have the problem to open 2 sound devices at same time.

There is a solution for that, but don't work for all people.
you can try it.
it's about "alsa-oss" wrapper.
you can install it, (it's on ubuntu repositories)
and then run tuxguitar with it:
aoss tuxguitar


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hungerburg
Post: Jan 18th 2009 at 4:06 AM

thank you Julian, you saved my day!


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Franco
Post: Feb 10th 2009 at 8:21 PM

JULIAN YOU'RE THE BEST !!! PERFECT SOLUTION !!


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Santiago
Post: Feb 15th 2009 at 12:36 AM

Thank you for your solution. Now I can hear the works of other people form the community.


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