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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:38 pm

falkTX wrote:
alexoest wrote:FalkTX, Grep
I read the release notes and tried to follow them in their description of how to start Jack1. I could start Jack1 from the terminal, but I don't know what the piece "set the jackd binary to "/opt/jack1/bin/jackd"" implies. Where and how do you set that? Is it the text that should be in the server path field?


You can set the jackd binary in QJackCtl settings, at the top, the "Server Path" option.
Set it to "/opt/jack1/bin/jackd" (only works with "jack1 qjackctl").
Then all the other apps must be started using "jack1 <app>" as well.

That way you get Jack1 in KXStudio.


Unfortunately, it doesn't work. When typng "jack1 qjackctl" in the terminal, I get:
Suspending PulseAudio
Bus::open: Can not get ibus-daemon's address.
IBusInputContext::createInputContext: no connection to ibus-daemon


And then Jack won't start with "/opt/jack1/bin/jackd" in the "server" field. I get this message:
20:36:04.814 Could not connect to JACK server as client. - Overall operation failed. - Unable to connect to server. Please check the messages window for more info.
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server socket
jack server is not running or cannot be started


When typing jack1 rakarrack in the terminal, rakarrack tries to start, but abandons due to jack not being started.

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:44 pm

Pablo wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked in alsamixer but I couldn't see an option to set the capture source. Are you sure that can be done in alsamixer? All I had was the option to adjust volume and mute various channels.


Have you pressed the TAB key so you can access the capture levels?


Yes, that doesn't change anything. There's still no option of selecting capture source. I use Alsamixer v1.0.22

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:11 pm

falkTX wrote:---<snip>---

Make sure you stop jack first:

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killall jackd lashd ladishd a2jmidid a2j
killall -KILL jackdbus pulseaudio

Start jack:

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jack1 jackd -d alsa #etc...


jackdbus and pulseaudio must be killed with the "-KILL" switch, or they will never stop.


Thanks again, I'll try it. At present, I have a more pressing problem: I have no sound at all. I've been looking everywhere to see if I had something muted or turned down, but in Alsamixer (or Kmix for that matter) everything looks ok.

There's something else, BTW: I can't see any capture options in Alsamixer and Kmix. I can see from screendumps at various sites that most people have these options, but I haven't got them for my sound card. I _do_ have these options for my TV tuner card that's installed in the same computer, but that doesn't help much. Is there a way to select which of the cards should be used for sound capture ? (and then, after choosing the sound card rather than the TV tuner card, the capture source options might appear).

A third thing now I'm at it: I get an error message when trying to install the automatic updates and bugfixes (pasted in below). I'm hesitant to try to solve my no sound problem as long as it might be taken care of by an update. Is it likely that an update would solve the problem?

/Alex

Error message:
Error Type:
Error Value: need more than 1 value to unpack
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 2216, in
main()
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 2213, in main
run(args, options.single)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 2175, in run
backend.dispatcher(args)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 699, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 690, in dispatch_command
self.simulate_update_packages(package_ids)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 1248, in simulate_update_packages
pkgs = self._mark_for_upgrade(ids)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 1257, in _mark_for_upgrade
version = self._get_version_by_id(id)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/apt/aptBackend.py, line 2098, in _get_version_by_id
name, version_string, arch, data = id.split("
", 4)

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:07 am

falkTX wrote:---<snip>---

hm... kpackagekit doesn't handle updates very well.
You can try the command-line, it always worked for me:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


---<snip>---


Thanks. I did the command line update (it ended with an error message that I don't recall), restarted, and now I can't log in. When I type my password and hit enter, it loads for a couple of seconds, and then reverts to the login screen.

Are there any quick fixes for that?

/Alex

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:42 pm

falkTX wrote:
alexoest wrote:
falkTX wrote:---<snip>---

hm... kpackagekit doesn't handle updates very well.
You can try the command-line, it always worked for me:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


---<snip>---


Thanks. I did the command line update (it ended with an error message that I don't recall), restarted, and now I can't log in. When I type my password and hit enter, it loads for a couple of seconds, and then reverts to the login screen.

Are there any quick fixes for that?

/Alex


That is very weird...

Can you login into IRC, #kxstudio ?
I'll help you


Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. But I'll take a break from setting up Linux audio. It's been a slightly frustrating process and I need to focus on other things for a while.

Still, of all the linux audio distros, KXStudio is the one that appeals most to me, so I expect to give it another try soon. Perhaps on another computer.

Thank you, FalkTX and others for your help along the way.

/Alex

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Saftpackl » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:12 pm

Since I'm using the alsa-loopback audio solution I didn't know if the following is a general bug:
When I start audacity there's this error:

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bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
audacity: pcm_plug.c:388: snd_pcm_plug_change_channels: Assertion `snd_pcm_format_linear(slv->format)' failed.
Aborted


A few days ago the program still worked, was there a change regarding audacity lately?

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Scary Hallo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:21 am

Saftpackl wrote:

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bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
audacity: pcm_plug.c:388: snd_pcm_plug_change_channels: Assertion `snd_pcm_format_linear(slv->format)' failed.
Aborted


A few days ago the program still worked, was there a change regarding audacity lately?

Cheers, Saftpackl


Hi Saftpackl,
I think the first four lines have something to do with bluetooth. Maybe your problemems are similar to mine:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2717

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby thorgal » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:53 am

agreed with falkTX. The alsa loopback workaround will not make audacity happy if it is configured to use ALSA.

The only way to get audacity usable with Jack concurrently with other jack apps that would like to connect to audacity's jack ports is to save a patchbay setup in qjackctl due to the current jack support in portaudio (sub-optimal). I never use audacity unless I have to slightly retouch some wave files so I never bothered looking into this.

audacity would really gain with true jack native support.

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Saftpackl » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:06 am

Ah, thanks for the tip, it worked with temporarily removing the .asoundrc and changing the Device settings.

Yes, audacity is quite unhandy sometimes, but it supports mp3s and I sometimes want to directly apply effects to parts of an audio - is this also possible with another program? I just found out that often you just can insert effects and plugins into tracks generally.
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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Failbot » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:29 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to say I've been playing with KXStudio for a few days now and am really liking it - thanks falkTX for all your hard work putting this together!

I'm having a bit of a jam party tomorrow so will give it a bit of a go in a "live" situation. Hopefully some of the muso types might start taking an interest in Linux audio... :)

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Failbot » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Yep, I was aware of that. Fortunately I don't require/desire Pulse - in fact I modified the kxstudio-session-start script to make sure it is killed on startup (and to start a2j for me too)...

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby danni » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:18 am

I just did a clean install... So far I am quite impressed. I had a little bit of trouble getting Nvidia drivers installed for both Realtime and Low Latency kernels.

The only bit of manual hackery I had to do so far is make sure that

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/dev/raw1394
was a member of the audio group.
If this is done in its own file then it will not be broken by upstream updates. I suggest adding a file in

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/lib/udev/rules.d
called

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99-raw1394.rules


It should contain

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KERNEL=="raw1394", NAME="raw1394", GROUP="audio"

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby kaimerra » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:33 pm

Just installed 10.04.2 from the net boot and it was mostly successful. i am making this post from the machine. :) I did get some errors during the install.sh which are pasted below. Also, only my laptop panel is working and not the external LCD. But, the monitor is most likely a configuration issue. It's just odd that I gets no output at all. :/

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Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
drobilla-lad is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
5 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up drobilla-lad (0.0.0+svn2584-0~ppa3) ...
cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/pixmaps/patchage-svn.xpm': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing drobilla-lad (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ingen-svn:
 ingen-svn depends on drobilla-lad; however:
  Package drobilla-lad is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing ingen-svn (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kxstudio-meta-audio:
 kxstudio-meta-audio depends on ingen | ingen-svn; however:
  Package ingen is not installed.
  Package ingen-svn is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing kxstudio-meta-audio (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kxstudio-meta-all:
 kxstudio-meta-all depends on kxstudio-meta-audio; however:
  Package kxstudio-meta-audio is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing kxstudio-meta-all (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kxstudio-desktop-full:
 kxstudio-desktop-full depends on kxstudio-meta-all; however:
  Package kxstudio-meta-all is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing kxstudio-desktop-full (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 drobilla-lad
 ingen-svn
 kxstudio-meta-audio
 kxstudio-meta-all
 kxstudio-desktop-full


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Re: KXStudio 10.04.2 is out!

Postby Louigi Verona » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:02 pm

Installed latest KXStudio. What can I say - so far I am impressed. Part of my impression is KDE which I never used before (I use GNOME on Jaunty), the KXStudio theme is great.

Also, it is wonderful that everything is under JACK - I dunno how it was done but it is wonderful, truly.
Did not install low latency kernel yet.

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Re: KXStudio 10.04.1 is out!

Postby alexoest » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:34 pm

alexoest wrote:---<snip>---

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. But I'll take a break from setting up Linux audio. It's been a slightly frustrating process and I need to focus on other things for a while.

Still, of all the linux audio distros, KXStudio is the one that appeals most to me, so I expect to give it another try soon. Perhaps on another computer.

/Alex


Just to let you know: I installed it on another computer, and things are working fine. It seems that my original problem was having "two" sound cards (a soundblaster sound card and a TV tuner card) and only being able to select capture from the tuner card. On this new computer, I only have one sound card and my problems of how to select capture are gone.

/Alex


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