winmm/midi tests and VMware

Paul Vriens at
Tue Mar 2 05:07:58 CST 2010

On 03/02/2010 11:47 AM, Julius Schwartzenberg wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Paul Vriens wrote:
>> There are 2 ways (I can see) to fix this issue:
>> 1. Get rid of (or disable) the sound device on the failing boxes. This
>> means of course far less coverage of tests.
>> 2. There is an option in the Audio control panel to only use the
>> default devices. This doesn't prevent the 'enumeration' from listing
>> the failing device but we could have the tests skip 'non default'
>> devices. The attached patch is a first attempt and does work on my XP
>> box.
> A third option could be to try a different driver. The hardware VMware
> emulates. SB PCI128, doesn't have any MIDI capabilities as far as I
> know. The original Windows driver contained a software sequencer to
> support MIDI. (Different from the one Windows started to include later
> itself.)
> Maybe using a different driver from the Creative site could let things
> work better.

I already tried a few, any suggestions?. I'm stuck with drivers for 
either that PCI128 (also tried the Ensoniq driver). The strange thing is 
that is works fine on some OS's but fails on others (my XP fails for 
example, but W2K3 succeeds) with what appears to be the same driver.



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