[PlanetCCRMA] Major problem / confusion

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Dec 9 10:59:01 PST 2010

On 12/09/2010 06:01 AM, Donald Steven wrote:
> I don't think that's the problem.  I have an RME board and have 
> blacklisted the sound from a Radeon graphics board.  I've got sound 
> and everything works on Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, etc.

Hmm, what are the symptoms? What is that jackd prints when you try to 
start it? It is very difficult to say what might be wrong without that...

For example, in a terminal type:

   jackd -R -d alsa -d hw:0
(assuming hw:0 is your RME card)

What do you see in the output of "cat /proc/asound/cards" and "cat 

-- Fernando

> On 12/9/2010 8:46 AM, Len wrote:
>> --- On *Thu, 12/9/10, Donald Steven /<t6sn7gt at aim.com>/* wrote:
>>     From: Donald Steven <t6sn7gt at aim.com>
>>     Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] Major problem / confusion
>>     To: PlanetCCRMA at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
>>     Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6:21 AM
>>     I recently rebuilt my computer, moving to 64-bits from 32.  I've
>>     installed F13, the CCRMA core and my favorite apps.  I now can't get
>>     jack to work, and of course no apps that need it.  In fact, with pd
>>     installed, I now have two jacks (one 686 and one 64-bit) and one
>>     qjackctl.  Nothing works.  Do I just again from scratch?  Any
>>     idea what
>>     I did wrong?  Thanks for any guidance anyone can offer.
>>     Don
>> Don -
>> Any chance you are using audio that is integrated into the 
>> motherboard of this new computer?  My new motherboard/audio interface 
>> requires that something be plugged into whatever jack you want to use 
>> before that part of the (analog) audio interface is activated.  For 
>> example, I only had a cable hooked up to the output and so could only 
>> start Jack in 'Output-only' mode, since nothing was plugged in to the 
>> Input - Jack would throw lots of error messages and finally fail to 
>> connect if I tried to start it in 'Duplex' mode.  The digital 
>> (S/PDIF) interface doesn't seem to behave that way, however.  Still 
>> need to do more testing here...
>> Len
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