[LAU] FingerPlayServer in Ubuntu

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 16:45:20 UTC 2013

On Wednesday 25 September 2013 10:20:24 Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Hello,
> FingerPlayMIDI is a very nice App for Android, that turns the
> touchscreen of a device into a MIDI-Controller with sliders, matrix and
> pads.
> http://code.google.com/p/fingerplaymidi
> I used it without any problem in Fedora 17 using its
> FingerPlayServer-component on the Linux-Box to connect the stream from
> the phone. It is a Java-Program, that is supposed to create a port like
> this:
> FingerPlayServer v0.8.0
> Listening on
> Waiting for connection from phone..
> Phone connected.
> Set MIDI Device: VirMIDI [hw:3,3,11]
> As said before, this worked perfectly OK in Fedora 17 but alas! In
> Ubuntu 13.04 with KXStudio Layer the server starts as expected but there
> is no port in Alsa-MIDI to be found.
> The server gets the signals OK and reports no errors.
> Does someone know, what could have changed in ALSA-MIDI and/or Jack-MIDI
> that this port from a Java-app is not accepted anymore?

Try loading the ALSA virmidi module:

$ sudo modprobe snd-virmidi

If you need this module automagically loaded on boot, then add a line to 

$ sudo echo "snd-virmidi" >> /etc/modules


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