[LAU] Parorama T6

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Sat Feb 13 17:57:37 CET 2021

Not that this helps you, but the Amazon.com page for this unit states at
the bottom of the "features" list:

*Firmware update required on either Windows or Mac OSX. Firmware not
>> update-able on Linux. *
Don't know where you got the unit ... but, can you just send it back?

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 9:42 AM Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk>

> I bought this keyboard controller based on the advert stating it was class
> compliant, plug and play, Linux compatible.
> However, I found that it starts up with a firmware update message, and
> apart
> from Note On, Note Off, Channel Pressure, none of the controls work, not
> even
> the ones designated for manually setting the others.
> On conacting nektar for support, it took over 2 days for them to tell me
> that I
> had to install the firmware.
> WTF!
> I've never heard of any hardware being effectively dead until you install
> firmware. What's more, so much for supporting Linux, the software to
> install
> the firmware is Windows or MacOs - nothing else.
> I tried using Wine to get this done, but the software reports that it
> can't find
> the keyboard. This is on Devuan Boewulf, which carries Wine V4.0.
> I also tried grabbing a more recent version of Wine from wineHQ, but devuan
> refused reporting an uninstallable dependency.
> I'm very reluctant to try to install a VM, I'm running out of storage
> space,
> and this is a working machine - I can't risk messing it about too much.
> If it weren't for the pandemic lockdown situation I might have been able
> to go
> to a Windows using friend for help, but this is out of the question for the
> forseeable future.
> Any suggestions?
> --
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