[PlanetCCRMA] FC5 app problems

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc@rncbc.org
Mon Jun 26 10:17:01 2006

BJaY wrote:
> /One reason why qsynth aren't saving it's settings is probably because it
> /is not quitting cleanly, that is, it segfaults before it terminates
> /normally. One can check that by launching qsynth from a terminal/console
> /window, better yet under a gdb session, and try reproduceto  the
> /suspicious same steps. Evidence must be lurking in ;)
> It exits OK, (just says Done on the command line) and you do not have to
> exit the program to experience the behaviour, you can just quit the setup
> dialog and go back into it and it will have forgotten the settings. I'm
> running music s/w as root, which seems to edit a template setup file, is
> this correct ? This could be the source of the problem. There's nothing in
> /root/.qt at all. Perhaps I need to change my viewpoint on the root account,
> the windows administrator account always just seemed a quick way of
> circumventing security and ACL problems, this does not seem to be the case
> on linux systems.

In case you're keep running as root, try renaming that
/usr/lib/qt-3.3/etc/settings/qsynthrc file for a change. Check if its

Now comes that infamous developer reply: why aren't you running as a
regular user? It's the recommended and (may I say) supported way of
doing things safely. I have noticed that, when running as root, each Qt
distro/installation differs on the default place to store the
application settings file (i.e. qsynthrc). You're probably stumbling on
one of those cases.

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela