Midi setup problems

Nik Davis nerostar450 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 13:55:52 PST 2007


On 2/22/07, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 2/22/07, Nik Davis <nerostar450 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to use a program that needs MIDI support, but I get this
> message
> > when I try and run it:
> >
> > ALSA lib seq_hw.c:457:(snd_seq_hw_open) open /dev/snd/seq failed: No
> such
> > file or directory
>
> I think you need to manually load the kernel modules needed for
> anything more than the basic snd_pcm + snd_$yourhardware. Look in
> /lib/modules/`uname -r`/sound/seq. At the minimum, it looks like
> you'll need to modprobe snd-seq. Probably snd-seq-midi, too, if you
> want MIDI. If you don't have these modules, and you aren't sure
> they're built into the kernel, it might be time for a kernel rebuild.
>
> Actually, looking at the output of `modprobe --show-depends
> snd-seq-midi`, you'll probably just need to load that module and it'll
> pull in all the rest.
>
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> Dan
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What exactly do I need to add to get the modules loaded on boot?
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