[PlanetCCRMA] MIDI help with new PlanteCCRMA setup

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Feb 15 14:45:02 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 08:54, Mitchell Turner wrote:
> I am trying to get my 1st Linux system up and running with Planet CCRMA
> I followed the instructions for installing Fedora 3 (the CCRMA 
> version), and have only one unresolved problem.
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/installtwosix.html
> The section on "configuring multiple sound cards" I was a bit fuzzy on. 
>   I think my mistake occurred here.
> My MIDI devices go unrecognized.  For instance, If I open PD, there are 
> no MIDI devices to chose from.  The MIDI device (like the Edirol UM-1) 
> shows up as an audio device.

The alsa driver for usb audio devices (snd-usb-audio) handles both audio
and midi. 

> Twice, though I'm am unsure how, MIDI was recognized using the OSS driver.
> I am truly at a loss.

Let's see... what soundcards do you have?
Do this in a terminal to see what cards and devices did your system
  cat /proc/asound/cards
  cat /proc/asound/devices

This may be a problem with missing oss midi raw devices in /dev (a
problem in fedora core 3). See other related threads today...

-- Fernando