[linux-audio-dev] Change midi device order?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Fri Feb 11 21:51:17 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 12:56, airplays55 at yahoo.com wrote:
> Is there a way for me to re-order the OSS (not alsa)
> midi devices that show up from sndstat?
> The reason is I am using the SB-live! soundcard and am
> unable to record input in rosegarden21 because it
> records midi from the first device (#0) and I am
> having somehow some kind of conflict resulting from 2
> midi devices.  Sndstat says:
> MIDI devices:
> 0: Error: No such device or address
> /dev/midi00 : Device or resource busy
> 1: EMU10K1 MIDI
> I don't know why one soundcard results in 2 drivers
> but I'd like to disable the bad device or reorder
> them.
> This is for knoppix (ALSA isn't an option) and and I
> have confirmed that midi output works (since playmidi
> -e works) and that midi input works (by running a
> short program that echo midi input to screen, using
> /dev/midi)

One trick I used a long time ago is to just rename the device files (or
recreate them with mknod with swapped minor numbers). 

-- Fernando

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