[LAU] windows (wine) apps can no longer see alsa midi ports

Robert Persson halfbeinghalfthing at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 14:38:15 EDT 2008

I should add to the description below that the windows apps in wine
don't see any sign of alsa, neither midi nor audio. In other words alsa
support is completely broken in wine on my machine. However winecfg
clearly lists the available midi ports and alsa devices correctly.

Robert Persson wrote:
> While I was asleep last night wine applications lost the ability to
> recognise alsa midi ports (external controller, midi-through etc). In
> other words I was able to work with midi last night, but something has
> changed. In both Reaper and in Tracktion 3 Demo the box in the
> preferences where all the devices were listed last night is now empty.
> I thought it might have been a wine upgrade from the official ubuntu
> hardy version to the one in the winehq repository (1.1.2), but rolling
> it back made no difference. However at some point while I was trying to
> get wineasio-x working I tried changing winecfg to disable alsa. When I
> first noticed that midi wasn't working winealsa was still disabled, but
> after I re-enabled it it still refused to work. In other words I had
> done something that could reasonably be expected to cause wine midi to
> stop working, but it didn't start working again once I had put this right.
> Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?
> Many thanks :)
> Robert

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