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Bug 556158 - media-sound/timidity++-2.14.0-r2 Couldn't start JACK device (`j')
Summary: media-sound/timidity++-2.14.0-r2 Couldn't start JACK device (`j')
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Sound Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-07-28 19:35 UTC by Fabio Bonfante
Modified: 2023-10-10 18:09 UTC (History)
0 users

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Runtime testing required: ---

Adapted patch for gentoo (timidity++-2.14.0-jack.patch,398 bytes, patch)
2015-07-28 19:35 UTC, Fabio Bonfante
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Description Fabio Bonfante 2015-07-28 19:35:35 UTC
Created attachment 407820 [details, diff]
Adapted patch for gentoo

timidity can't use jack devices (using the -Oj flag):

$ timidity -Oj -iA
jack_client_new: deprecated
TiMidity starting in ALSA server mode
Opening sequencer port: 129:0 129:1 129:2 129:3
Couldn't start JACK device (`j')

(the last line of output happens when any MIDI device is connected to timidity, e.g. via qjackctl or rosegarden, no sound is produced even though it would with -Os [ALSA output])
Also I had the same result with both jack and jack2.

(Same problem in arch linux, so description taken from: )

Comment 1 Dominique Michel 2023-10-10 18:09:50 UTC
Same issue with 2,15 and the patch solve it.