[linux-audio-user] Problems with MIDIsport 2x2

Peter Clarke pgclarke at beeb.net
Sun Nov 27 22:29:10 EST 2005

Dear all,
Having just updated my Gentoo kernel from 2.6.11 to 2.6.13 
(trying to get my Novation Speedio to work - that's still 
WIP), I can't get my MIDIsport 2x2 to work any more.  Under 
2.6.11, it worked easily - I just had to fetch 
midisport_firmware-0.5.tar.bz2 from Sourceforge, and follow 
the instructions in the readme file there, which showed me 
how to set up the firmware loader.  But I can't get this to 
work any longer.  I can manually upload the firmware to the 
MIDIsport using this command:

fxload -D /proc/bus/usb/XXX/YYY -I MidiSport2x2.ihx

The MIDIsport then flashes its lights and changes its ID and 
bus address ("renumerates", in the wonderful jargon), but 
doesn't pick up its driver - here's the relevant section 
from /proc/bus/usb/devices:

T:  Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#= 14 Spd=12  
MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0763 ProdID=1002 Rev= 1.21
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=  0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 5 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  32 Ivl=1ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  32 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  32 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=84(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  32 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=04(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  32 Ivl=0ms

I have put an entry in /etc/hotplug/usb.usermap, pointing to 
the script (midisport_fw) that's supposed to load the 
firmware, but no messages appear in the log, suggesting 
that the script is not getting run.

What's going wrong?  Why is this not working now, when it 
was childsplay before?  

Any help appreciated,

Peter C

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