[PlanetCCRMA] getting midi to work?
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 (220.127.116.11-1.rt12.2), 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.
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