[alsa-devel] Getting alsa on Caanoo

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Fri May 11 11:29:39 CEST 2012

Marc Nostromo [M-.-n] wrote:
> # cat /proc/asound/*
> 0 [nanoKONTROL    ]: USB-Audio – nanoKONTROL
> So I'm thinking I'm on the right track.
> But I don't see anything in /dev to connect to so I can't really do
> anything with my device.

ALSA devices are in /dev/sound/.

> From what I read here
> http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?/topic/60064-usbrs232-device-with-the-caanoo/page__p__954641&#entry954641
> it could be due to the fact /dev is mounted in read-only (and that there's
> no /dev/midiXX present) and that I need to create the device file with
> mknod.

The alsa-driver package has the snddevices script, but it works only if
the kernel was compiled without CONFIG_SND_DYNAMIC_MINORS.

> However I'm not sure of what I should do in the specific context of
> midi/audio with alsa. Right now all I'm looking for is raw midi & pcm out.

aplay something.wav
aplaymidi something.mid


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