29a.ch by Jonas Wagner

Make timidity use dmix

It annoyed me for quite some time now that playback in TuxGuitar only worked when I closed all other audio applications. The reason for this was that timidity, the midi software synthesizer I use didn't use the software mixing (dmix) provided by alsa. The solution to this is quite simple. Edit /etc/default/timidity and replace this line:


with this one:

TIM_ALSASEQPARAMS="-Os -o default"

and then restart timidity:

/etc/init.d/timidity restart

You should now be able to use TuxGuitar and every other application that uses midi together with other audio applications