[PlanetCCRMA] getting midi to work?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Jan 10 10:44:19 PST 2009

On Sat, 2009-01-10 at 08:15 -0800, Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> I'm hoping to just play a midi file using pmidi on fc10 and failing. 
> don't normally use midi so I'm completely clueless at this point.
> I have an external midi keyboard hooked through a quattro card.
> pmidi -l returns two ports
> 14:0     Midi Through                      Midi Through Port-0
>   16:0     USB Audio Quattro                 USB Audio Quattro MIDI 1
> but neither seem to work (no sound).
> the man pages for pmidi state that it needs snd-seq-midi to work. That 
> used to be define in /etc/modprobe.conf but not any longer.
> having gotten nowhere with pmidi I tried qtractor + jack
> qtractor doesn't appear on the midi tab of jackctl  (only the audio tab) 
> from within qtractor the output setup shows both midi ports but won't let 
> me connect qtractor to usb quattro.
> Am I missing something basic or is there some problem with quattro's midi?

What kernel are you running? Try with the Fedora kernels or the latest
rt kernel (, the previous Planet CCRMA rt kernels have
problems with midi. 

If you have an external controller you could try kmidimon to see if
input is working. 

-- Fernando

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