FW: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Problems starting JACK

Janina Sajka janina@rednote.net
Fri Jul 8 11:16:00 2005

Thanks, Mark. With your help I have it put right and working like a

Mark Knecht writes:
> On 7/8/05, Michael T D Nelson <m_nels@gmx.net> wrote:
> > Mark Knecht wrote:
> > 
> > >Rebooting is not necessary. Rebooting will not clean up the files.
> > >After some bad system event, like pulling the power, you just have to
> > >do it by hand.
> > >
> > Well, you say that rebooting is not necessary. It *is* true that rebooting alone does not help at all. The files stay in place, and jack won't start.
> > 
> > However, if I simply remove the files, I can't get jack to start, until I reboot the machine. Does anyone understand why this is? I guess I should probably go and ask this on the jack mailing list, but I'm already signed up to more lists that I can keep up with - especially after having a forced break from the Internet for a couple of weeks...
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Michael
> Michael,
>    The only things I can remember seeing that stopped Jack from starting were:
> 1) The left over FIFO files
> 2) Another running instance of Jack
> 3) Alsa not actually running
> 4) Some other application (or your window manager) grabbing the sound
> card so that Jack cannot own it.
> Possibly Gnome or KDE has started an audio server and that's getting
> in your way?
> Keep in mind that Jack must be the only device accessing your sound
> card. (Short some .rc magic to make some sort of shared virtual
> device) When Jack runs the only audio apps that can run are apps that
> support Jack.
> Hope this helps,
> Mark
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