Paul Sorensen - 2002-01-19


This is kind of similar to a post I saw by Erik Lotspeich on 12/29/2001.

Is anyone having any problems using a sequencer (I've tried MuSE, anthem, Brahms and noteedit) to record from an external MIDI keyboard.  If I do this, my whole system hangs...

If I use 100% ALSA stuff (such as aseqview and aconnect) everything is fine.

It looks like a problem with /dev/sequencer, I can reproduce the problem just by doing the following sequence a few times....

cp /dev/sequencer fred
(play notes on the keyboard)
cp fred /dev/sequencer

I'm using SuSE 7.3 (tried on both kernel 2.4.10 and 2.4.16), using ALSA 0.5.12.

Anybody! Please help!  I've been trying for a week to get this going.

Paul Sorensen