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

Markus Herhoffer markus at herhoffer.net
Mon Nov 28 13:13:56 EST 2005

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My Midisport 2x2 works perfectly without any additional firmware or
driver unter Gentoo 2.13-r3. I just loaded snd-usb-audio.


Peter Clarke wrote:
> 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 
> Driver=(none)
> 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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