[LAU] Midi port assignment

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Thu Aug 12 02:25:40 UTC 2010

I've just installed a new motherboard in my computer and am having
some problems with the ALSA port numbering. The computer has audio on
board, plus a Ensoniq pci card used only for midi (via a gameport). It
seems that sometimes, after booting, the card is assigned port 16:0,
sometimes 20:0. Very annoying!

Is there a way to force a consistent port value?

Here's my output:

bob$ aplaymidi -l
 Port    Client name                      Port name
 14:0    Midi Through                     Midi Through Port-0
 20:0    Ensoniq AudioPCI                 ES1371

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Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
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