[PlanetCCRMA] Re: /dev/midi and pd

Jon B epxcv1y02@sneakemail.com
Tue Feb 8 18:31:02 2005

I found the patch:


I haven't the foggiest how to implement it, though.  Plus it doesn't
look complete from the description?

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 19:33:16 -0500, Jon <...................> wrote:
> So I tried to get pd to use MIDI (both virmidi and a midisport 1x1).
> With some help, I figured out that I needed to map some things:
> ln -s /dev/snd/midiC2D0 /dev/midi00
> ln -s /dev/snd/midiC2D1 /dev/midi01
> ln -s /dev/snd/midiC2D2 /dev/midi02
> ln -s /dev/snd/midiC2D3 /dev/midi03
> ln -s /dev/snd/midiC3D0 /dev/midi04
> But apparently there's some thing called udev that recreates the
> entire /dev/ directory every bootup.  So how do I make this change
> permanent?
> Alternatively, apparently there's a patch for pd that allows alsa
> midi?  This would probably be better.  Does this mythical creature
> really exists?  Is it stable?  Can it be installed by a
> complexity-hating user?