Tux Guitar


Subject Sound not working properly on Ubuntu 7.10

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Post: Mar 21st 2008 at 8:29 PM


I have installed the timidity package.

Audio setting for MIDI port: timidity port 0

I get this messege when I open Tuxguitar: "java sound api cannot be loaded"

The sound does play, but it is totally out of timing. I get the feeling that the program stops now and then to "load" the note and then speeds up to go back in timing.

I have seen it is a common problem but I have not been able to understand the solutions given. I hope you can guide me step by step because I am a very simple user. Maybe there are other simple users like me that can have the same problem!

Please help me, working with guitar pro files is very important for me and I do not know what to do!

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Post: Mar 21st 2008 at 8:33 PM

I forgot to say that the version I am using is "Tuxguitar 1.0-rc2".

I am really hoping there is a solution!!

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Post: Mar 21st 2008 at 9:39 PM

Ok I feel so stupid now...

I just had to install Java Virtual Machine (available from the synaptic manager as "sun-java6-jre")!

Now it works just fine, perfect timing! ;)

Thank you very much for tuxguitar!

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Post: Mar 22nd 2008 at 2:32 AM

The solution was also to switch to TuxGuitar sequencer in Settings->Sound -> MIDI Sequencer.

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Post: Mar 22nd 2008 at 12:44 PM

hmmm...look I do not think so...if I recall correctly "Tuxguitar sequencer" was already set as MIDI sequencer, but sound did not work properly until I installed JVM...I am almost sure...99%

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Post: Mar 22nd 2008 at 12:45 PM

...I say it only because maybe you want to look into it, as "report" duty.

The problem for e is perfectly solved! :)

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Post: Mar 22nd 2008 at 1:10 PM

the MIDI Sequencer never play sounds.
It's just a timer who call the "MIDI Port -> Out Synth" to play sounds on any moment.

See it as a real life example:
to play a song, you need 2 things:
1* an instrument to play sounds.. ( MIDI Synth provided by MIDI Port )
2* a human to play that instrument.. ( MIDI Sequencer )

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Post: Mar 22nd 2008 at 2:10 PM

Thank you for the explanation :)

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