[PD] Help with MIDI i/o Linux Pd

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Tue Feb 15 20:50:12 CET 2005

I am getting a bit closer to sorting the problem. It seems
that /dev/midiX devices are unique to the TclMIDI implementation, and
nothing to do with Alsa or OSS per se. Hence, the problem being unique
to PD and not other apps.

The problem is that on my system the all sound hardware is presented
under /dev/snd. This wouldn't be a problem because, to make midi work
under PD (for example), all I would have to do is make a symbolic link
from /dev/midi1 to /dev/snd/midi1 etc. The problem is that whenever I
reboot, the symbolic link gets destroyed.

Any ideas?


The problem that I have is that 

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 11:56 -0600, Steve Briggs wrote:
> I don't have a um1 but I have a pcr keyboard which I think are similar 
> in there USB MIDI implementation.
> I vaguely remember having to symbolically link to the D1 device and not D0.
> Sorry I can't verify this I don't have my gear with me.
> ...steve...
> Jamie Bullock wrote:
> >Hmm.. well I have the same problem as you. Yesterday the fix below
> >worked for me, now it doesn't. Strange..
> >
> >Jamie
> >
> >On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 09:53 +0000, Jamie Bullock wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Do 'aconnect -i' or 'pmidi -l', give a list of MIDI devices? If they do
> >>your problem is with PD not 'seeing' the device. I would guess that you
> >>don't have the right symbolic link in your dev tree. Try something like:
> >>
> >>ln -s /dev/snd/midiC1D0 /dev/midi.
> >>
> >>Where midiC1D0 is your first MIDI interface.
> >>
> >>Jamie
> >>
> >>On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 20:34 -0500, Mitchell Turner wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I am trying to get a Planet CCRMA linux box up and running with PD.  I 
> >>>am having one problem.  I cannot get UM-1 (USB MIDI) to show up as a 
> >>>MIDI input/output device in the MIDI Settings... window of PD 
> >>>(Media>MIDI settings...).
> >>>
> >>>This MIDI device shows up as an Audio device instead.  When I click on 
> >>>the Audio Settings (Media>Audio settings...)  the UM-1 is in the audio 
> >>>list.  This audio list also shows my Modem.
> >>>
> >>>I know I have not configured something correctly but cannot figure out 
> >>>the problem.
> >>>
> >>>Here is my setup:
> >>>Fedora Core 3 (from CCRMA)
> >>>all of the Planet CCRMA audio apps (including ALSA, PD, etc...)
> >>>
> >>>Any help would be greatly appreciated,
> >>>Mitch
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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