Howto get the midi interface to work on skolelinux, so you can take in use rosegarden.

First of all add this with aptitude

1 aptitude install jackd qsynth fluidsynth

with that done, you have to find your self .Sf2 soundfont to load into the qsynth program ( or you can goto this site and download soundfont there.

Now we come to the part where you start up rosegarden, to make rosegarden to work with audio-record do the following:

1. Chose menu "settings" and chose "configure rosegarden"
2. Then choose sequencer, and then under fane startup.

Select that you want to start JACK when rosegarden starts, and under there you put inn this line:

      jackd -d alsa -d hw -r 44100 -p 2048 -n 2

3. The rosegarden will say following: System timer resolution is too low, you can fiks this by do the following thing:
(Settings -> Configure Rosegarden... -> sequencer -> Sequencer timing source), and select RCT-timing under the sequencer timer.

Then you need to get midi sound, this is done by the following way:

Select --> meny --> multimedia --> Qsynth

in that program you choose --> setup --> Soundfonts, load in one soundfont you have downloaded.. (.sf2)