Re: 3 Steps Forward 2 Back: Progress and Frustrations with fundamental DE issues
Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:14 am
Thank you and yes...Michael Willis wrote:Best of luck! I commend your tenacity, and I have confidence that it will work out better now that you have more experience.Count wrote:First time I'v gone this far with a distro!
So... I'm going to blank it and start again with a bit more of an idea of what I am doing...
be back soon!
I have more of a general idea of what is going on so can set things out more methodically from the start! Thanks for the g up!
Well...sysrqer wrote:Liquorix is good, I use it and sounds like it might be easier for you.
For pulseaudio you need to select the boot option in cadence. If you have done that already then make sure you have the pulseaudio jack module installed.
I'm not sure what to think about the outputs problem. I would definitely try the Scarlett, I also have one and it is always solid works well. You can set the in out number in cadence but it should work automatically. Trying the liquorix kernel might help with this, perhaps the card is not supported with the kernel version you currently have.
First of all apologies for my scatter gun approach... I have been in software testing and tech support professionally so I can do methodical lol!
The reason why I haven't persevered with some things is because I have been unsure whether issues have been down at the hardware level... which could render all my/our fault finding irrelevant... or up at the app layer...
So, in the spirit of scatter gun; the last couple of days...
1 - I followed the instructions, installed Neon OS, added the repos, installed meta packages etc,
2 - Lots of additional problems not had before, same issues with Fasttrack Ultra jumping on and off. Sometime 8 channels, sometimes 1, sometimes none, but it behaved like that in both set ups. Rakarrak would not load, even after reinstall. On the new setup no matter what I did I could not get Pulse to start or any browser audio.
3 - All the Bristols that wouldn't on the last setup would now work perfect via either Claudia launcher or a Claudia session
4 - I tried installing some further packages from the repo to resolve these issues - guesswork at this point - but I seemed to have a 'conflict' where they wanted to uninstall the upper level meta package entirely.
The upshot is:
After these steps backwards I have learnt a great deal very quickly! Also in the last hour I went back to the KXStudio repo list and reinstalled all the basic and necessary stuff, and freshly installed lots of other useful sounding back and front end kind of stuff.
The result of that was Rakarrak started to work. I believe that was down to missing various plug in sets from the repo, VSTs and the like.
So after this latest sweep of the repo lots of things are now there and working;
Browser audio is there plus is also on patchbay, pulseaudio bridge there as it should.
Jack seems to be remembering things as it should, and the Scarlett is there with its correct no of I/O channels seemingly on every boot now...
A lot of issues bottomed themselves out really.
Now to find/create my best desktop environment for what I want. Unfortunately I did not enjoy NEON! I can understand why it caused division in the community - there are some odd changes - just petty things really I guess!
But one odd thing... On previous KDE desktops you can select to have the Virtual Desktop thumbnail in the taskbar to have that desktop number or desktop name displayed over the thumbnail - that's been removed!
So I might go for the latest KDE Mint - or... is that just the same KDE Desktop environment with those same minor changes ported across?!
Well just gonna have to suck it and see... I'm going in again, pass me my 4GB usb...