missing /dev/sequencer and /dev/midi under 5.4

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Aug 2 13:59:41 GMT 2005

Ben Paley <ben at spooty.net> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm running FreeBSD 5.4 with a custom kernel on a Dell Inspiron 6000 - the 
> Dell website only says "SoundBlaster compatible" for the sound card.
> Normal sound stuff works fine (though I can't hear the cd player, actually, 
> now that I think of it...) but midi doesn't work: kmidi complains 
> that /dev/sequencer is busy, but actually it doesn't exist, and neither 
> does /dev/midi.
> I guess I need to enable midi in the kernel, but what device / options?

I'm not sure that MIDI is supported by the kernel these days.
Does anyone know for sure?

> I'm sure I don't need all this stuff in there, but I haven't got round to 
> experimenting with what I can take out. Could that be my problem?

Nope.  The extra stuff wouldn't hurt.

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