[LAU] Midi problems with audiophile 2496

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Tue Dec 11 14:04:01 EST 2007

Looking for some suggestions here. I've had a Maudio 2496 card for a few 
years. Works fine for audio, but if I use an the external midi ports it 
cause random freezes to my system. Only solution at this point is to hit 
the <RESET> button. Not much fun.

Right now I'm using Ubuntu with the 2.6.20-16-lowlatency kernel and alsa 
1.0.14rc1. What is interesting is that I had the same problems when I 
first installed the card and was running a kernel much older and Mandrake.

Checking some of the alsa mailing lists I found a discussion about this 
dating back to 2004 ... so I'm assuming that whatever the problem was 
... it's been fixed? Nope.

For the past few years I've been using a usb-midi thingie, and that does 
work fine. But, I'm running out of USB ports, and I'd like to dedicate 
the usb-midi thing to my laptop. So, I tired the 2496 again ... same 

So, should I just forget about the 2496 and buy yet-another-card? Do 
something creative with the usb port situation? Or does someone know a 
simple solution for the 2496 problem.


Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bob at mellowood.ca
WWW:   http://www.mellowood.ca

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