[LAU] MIDI sysex over Firewire - not supported by Jack MIDI?

oli_kester oli_kester at zoho.com
Fri Dec 12 23:38:56 UTC 2014

>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:02:40 +0100 
>From: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> 

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Thanks for that Ralf, I have wondered in the past if there's a proper way to use these things - how's this?

>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:39:38 +0100 
>From: Clemens Ladisch <clemens at ladisch.de> 
>Ralf Mardorf wrote: 
>> On Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:04:09 +0000, oli_kester wrote: 
>>> On Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:10:40 +0000 Clemens Ladisch 
>>>> In kernel 3.16 or later, the snd-bebob kernel driver should work. 
>>> I'm not sure what you mean by this 
>>> do you mean switch to a different kernel entirely? 
>Yes; you would have to upgrade your kernel 
>(with whatever mechanism your distribution uses for this). 
>> Kernel's >= 3.16 provide this kernel module, you likely need to load 
>> it, before you can use it. 
>It would be loaded automatically. 

...and I now have a new shiny kernel - and a result: The FA101 has MIDI I/O showing in JACK MIDI, which is superb!

Thanks to both of you - I'd never have thought of touching the kernel to solve these problems. 

I went to do my sysex recording just now, and unfortunately I can't get these new "EDIROL FA-101 MIDI 1" ports to connect to anything. This isn't something I've experienced before - you can Alt-C to connect like anything else, but no connection line appears no matter how many times I try. I've restarted Jack to no avail. 

Any more suggestions?

cheers, Oliver

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