Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] FWD: Re: [linux-audio-dev] Please test my MidiSport firmware loader
From: Joseph Zitt (jzitt_AT_metatronpress.com)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 09:47:47 EET
On Thu, 14 Nov 2002 05:26:46 +0900
Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey_AT_boosthardware.com> wrote:
> This was just sent to LAD. I would test it but I don't have any midi
> instruments these days.
> It installs very easily once you have the correct files.
Ah, thanks! I hope to try in the next few days. (I would dive it
immediately, but I suddenly have found myself employed and actually have
to spend moments away from the computer :-] )
> I've created a package which extracts the firmware for MidiSport
> devices from the Windows driver files and installs the hotplug script
> to download the firmware. You can get it at
> There are some differences to Lars Doelle's GPL firmware:
> - it supports MidiSport 4x4/8x8/Keystation/Oxygen
> - no configuration file editing, just 'make install'
> - it requires ALSA because the Midiman firmware doesn't conform to the
> MIDI specification
> I don't have a MidiSport device, so this is completely untested.
> Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
> For the discerning hardware connoisseur
> http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide
> Being on stage with the band in front of crowds shouting, "Get off!
> No! We want normal music!", I think that was more like acting than
> anything I've ever done.
> Goldie, 8 Nov, 2002
> The Scotsman
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