[linux-audio-user] re: midi problems

Laura Conrad lconrad at laymusic.org
Fri Jan 13 11:42:19 EST 2006

>>>>> "LR" == Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> writes:

    LR> Your distro's init scripts would not do this on their own, unless it's a
    LR> truly ancient distro.  Probably someone added "uart401" to the list of
    LR> modules loaded in a misguided attempt to get MIDI working.

I'm pretty sure the distro's init scripts did it on their own.  I
certainly didn't do it.

I believe what happens is that the knoppix hardware initialization
finds all the oss stuff and adds it to /etc/modules (and
/etc/modules.<kernel-version>), and all the stuff from this gets
modprobed *before* the hotplug stuff starts, so having all these OSS
things on the hotplug blacklist (which current alsa versions do)
doesn't actually prevent them from being loaded.

I'd be happy to hear a better explanation from someone who actually
knows how the Knoppix boot sequence works, but this is what I've
deduced from several hours of watching my system boot.

Laura (mailto:lconrad at laymusic.org , http://www.laymusic.org/ )
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