[PlanetCCRMA] (no subject)

karlos k.gebbert@gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 17:01:05 2006

   Hello everybody,

I am very positively surprised by what has happened, many things work
much better compared to when I tried out ccrma before (I guess partly
the former difficulties were also to be located at my side :) )!
It looks as if jackd is working ok and the apps, but I have a question
regarding three hopefully smaller issues:

there is this little helper called fstab-sync called by the hal-deamon
which quite often seems to mess up my /etc/fstab which some mumbojumbo
(really, absolute non-sense) and thus sometimes brings a lot of
trouble, especially during boot. how can I prevent this happening?
on both my ccrma machines the swap partitions do not seem to be
mounted properly, at least when I type mount, they do not show up.
instead I get this:

[root@RockHead karlos]# mount
/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw)
/dev/devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda2 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
/dev/shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hda6 on /home type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
automount(pid2034) on /net type autofs
(rw,fd=4,pgrp=2034,minproto=2,maxproto=4)nfsd on /proc/fs/nfsd type
nfsd (rw)

swap on the machines is located at /dev/hda3. now I don't know, but
this is really bad isn't it?? what can I do to solve this problem. I
tried to put an entry into fstab, but this did obviously not work.

I have tried out my emi26 usb-audio interface with this machine and it
works well with alsa and everything, except that I can't PROPERLY use
it with jack. this is most probably due to an endianess problem, as I
have found out.
It sounds like crackles, that come very periodically (NOT xruns, I am
100% sure). The problem is also described here:


The suggestion for a solution is to write something into .asoundrc, a
plughw which overrides jacks behaviour. Now this is really a problem,
since I have not clue how to do it, and don't find any documentation
very helpful on this matter. Maybe someone out there who has a similar
one I could use to modify or so? or a tipp/trick?
Would be great if people could help me out on these thingies,