[PlanetCCRMA] snd_seq loaded but no midi

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 26 10:38:00 2005

On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 05:20, Kenneth wrote:
> Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> >On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 21:02, Kenneth wrote:
> >>Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> >>>On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 19:41, Kenneth wrote
> >>>>ok... that was a little weird. Seems that file was already there with 
> >>>>exactly those two lines in it and nothing else. Is there another way to 
> >>>>get the kernel to recognize this?
> >>>>
> >>>I should pay more attention..... argh....
> >>>The listing of devices above is not listing any raw midi interfaces. It
> >>>has to show something like this:
> >>>
> >>>40: [1- 0]: raw midi
> >>>
> >>>So... the second card (the edirol?) is not being completely recognized
> >>>by the system, audio is there but midi is not. Isn't the Edirol 25 the
> >>>card that has a couple of different "modes"? I think not all of them are
> >>>fully supported. You should try to use it in the other mode than it is
> >>>now (I think it is either "Advanced" or "Normal", try "Normal")
> >>>
> >>But the Edirol UA series has got the "advanced" and "normal" modes. 
> >>However FC3 (the only linux I've been able to try it on) will only 
> >>recognize it correctly when it is set to 'normal', meaning only 16bit 
> >>44.1 kHz resolution and no midi (through the old five pin connecters). 
> >>In advanced mode it is being recognized as a Roland sound device of some 
> >>sort but I wasn't ever able to make it say anything at all, so 
> >>connecting through the edirol is not an option.
> >>
> >>Strange thing is though, that raw midi is being loaded as module 
> >>(snd_rawmidi), it just doesn't show in the device listing. I don't thing 
> >>this has anything to do with the edirol, as the keyboard is plugged 
> >>directly into the computer via usb.
> >
> >I'm missing something, which keyboard? The Edirol is not the usb
> >soundcard you have loaded?
> >
> No. The Edirol is just an external second soundcard. The keyboard is a 
> Radium49 keyboard connected via usb. It has no sound module built in, 
> and should only function as a midi controller. Sorry if I haven't been 
> clear on this.

Oh... completely different animal. Maybe I missed this at the beginning
of the thread. So the keyboard is not recognized at all as an audio
device (you would get three entries in /proc/asound/cards). Midiman usb
products normally need a firmware download to even work, that's probably
what's missing. See this:

and stuff about the radium here:

I do not, at this time, have updated packages for fc3 for this...
-- Fernando