[LAU] MIDI over serial port

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Fri Jul 16 13:03:04 UTC 2010

Dominic Sacré wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 July 2010 08:01:36 Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> > > snd-serialmidi
> > 
> > That module is part of the alsa-driver package.
> Is this module of any use for what I'm trying to do?

It is supposed to do exactly what you want.

> Why doesn't it get built by "./configure --with-cards=serialmidi && make"?

in drivers/Kconfig:
|         tristate "Generic driver for serial MIDI adapters"
|         depends on BROKEN

You could try to remove this dependency, but I'd guess this is there for
a reason and that this driver will not work.

> > In theory, it would be possible to write a userspace daemon that
> > connects any serial port to the ALSA sequencer.
> I guess I could do that.

I'm doing this; wait for Monday.


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