[PlanetCCRMA] Fluidsynth can't talk to JACK

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Feb 19 19:13:01 2004

> This is on FC1.  jack 0.94, qjackctl 0.2.5, fluidsynth 1.0.3, and qsynth
> 0.1.0
> I use qjackctl to start jack, then qsynth to start fluidsynth.  But I
> keep getting the following error out of qsynth:
> "Failed to create the audio driver (jack).Cannot continue without it."

I assume both are running as the same user, right?
Have you tried starting fluidsynth from the command line?

  fluidsynth -a jack -m alsa_seq soundfont_name

> No further information, no messages from jack.  However if I start
> fluidsynth as an alsa client rather than jack (as described on the
> qsynth homepage), it starts fine and I can access it from other programs
> via alsa.
> Clearly there's something wrong with my jack setup.  Suggestions?

Do any other jack programs work?
Freqtweak, for example?

-- Fernando