What's wrong with my /dev/sequencer midi setup?

What's wrong with my /dev/sequencer midi setup?

Post by G H » Thu, 21 Jun 2001 06:26:19

(A) Sequencing software works under Windows ME dual-boot, using external
midi keyboard or internal soundcard.
(B) Under linux Timidity works OK to play *.mid; *.wav and other sound
works. Kmid complains that /dev/sequencer: snd: no response.

My hardware: P3, Intel 810 motherboard with integrated video and sound
My O/S: Suse 7.0, Suse modified 2.2.16 kernel, XFree86 4.0.x

See attached logs for configuration.  The /dev/sndstat looks strangely
I'm not sure the effect of OSS vs ALSA and whether that caused a problem or
not.  I've manually added midi in modules.conf earlier.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I've searched for months and can't
anything remotely useful.  Please reply to sender email as well.  Thanks in

My configuration...  (I've snipped unimportant lines in modules.conf.)

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810 GMCH [Graphics Memory
Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 21)
01:0e.0 Communication controller: CONEXANT HSP MicroModem 56K (rev 01)


snd-seq-oss            25888   0 (autoclean) (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      2704   0 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                38196   0 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss
snd-seq-device          3392   0 (autoclean) [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-pcm-oss            16872   0
snd-pcm-plugin         12840   0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-mixer-oss           4308   0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-card-intel8x0       2180   0
snd-intel8x0            5904   0 [snd-card-intel8x0]
snd-pcm                28824   0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-pcm-plugin snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer               8064   0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec         23936   0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-mixer              22704   0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-ac97-codec]
snd                    34924   1 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq
-device snd-pcm-oss snd-pcm-plugin snd-mixer-oss snd-card-intel8x0
snd-intel8x0snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mixer]
mpu401                 19184   0 (unused)
sound                  57496   0 [mpu401]
soundlow                 344   0 [sound]
agpgarti810             4304   0 (autoclean)
agpgart                17792   4 (autoclean)
soundcore               2564   6 [snd sound]
ipv6                   99624  -1 (autoclean)
tulip                  30744   1 (autoclean)
memstat                 1476   0 (unused)
usb-uhci               21248   0 (unused)
serial                 42484   1 (autoclean)
usbcore                42760   0 [usb-uhci]

crw-rw-rw-   1 root     audio     14,   1 Aug 22  2000 /dev/sequencer

crw-rw-rw-   1 root     audio     14,   6 Aug 22  2000 /dev/sndstat?

Load type: Driver loaded as a module
Kernel: Linux home 2.2.16 #1 Tue Aug 22 18:42:49 GMT 2000 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:

Card config:

Audio devices:

Synth devices:

Midi devices:
0: MPU-401 0.0  Midi interface #1

0: System clock


alias eth1 off
alias tr0 off
alias scsi_hostadapter off
alias fb0 off
# only used for Mylex or Compaq Raid as module
alias block-major-48 off
alias block-major-49 off
alias block-major-72 off
alias block-major-73 off
# only needed for fifth and sixth IDE adaptor
alias block-major-56 off
alias block-major-57 off
# mouse (for older busmice)
alias char-major-10 off
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=none,none

alias char-major-14 off
alias sound off
#alias midi off
### manually added GH alias midi mpu401
options mpu401 io=0x220 irq=5

options dummy0 -o dummy0
options dummy1 -o dummy1
# <snip...>
# Added by YaST2, do not change
alias usb-hostadapter usb-uhci
# End of YaST2 additions
alias eth0 tulip
alias eth0 tulip

# ALSA native device support, generated by YaST2
alias char-major-116 snd
options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=1
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-intel8x0
options snd-card-intel8x0 snd_index=0 snd_id=card1
# OSS/Free emulation
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss

Thanks in advance for your help,