Making Studio work with more than one DE

Len Ovens len at
Wed May 22 21:22:33 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 12:25 am, Hartmut Noack wrote:
> Am 22.05.2013 07:53, schrieb Len Ovens:
>> This is an interesting project.
> To be frank: "interesting project" is quite bold a description for
> installing more than one DE in Linux. It would be "interesting" though,
> if the US-packages would fail to run OK in KDE, Fluxbox UNITY, you name
> it.
> So if you got the time, and if you do not mind please allow me to point
> your attention to other things, that my or may not be most interesting
> too:
> Mon May 13 17:50:27 2013: JACK server starting in realtime mode with
> priority 10
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: cannot register object path
> "/org/freedesktop/ReserveDevice1/Audio2": A handler is already
> registered for /org/freedesktop/ReserveDevice1/Audio2
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: Failed to acquire device name : Audio2
> error : A handler is already registered for
> /org/freedesktop/ReserveDevice1/Audio2
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: Audio device hw:2 cannot be acquired...
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: Cannot initialize driver
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: JackServer::Open failed with -1
> Mon May 13 17:50:28 2013: ERROR: Failed to open server
> To have a Ubuntu Studio, that can in fact always start Jack on supported
> hardware under any DE you like, would indeed be a most interesting thing
> to be achieved I dare to think.

Thankyou for your comment. I can not work on your problem for a number of
reasons. The first being that with two computers and 5 different audio
interfaces, I have not had that problem. So for me to work on it, you
would have to ship your system to me so I can "work on it". And if it
turned out that this was an upstream problem, I would have to ship your
system (or sound card) upstream to someone who was willing to work on it.
Second, I am not a coder. I can do shell script (bash, tcl/tk and some
python) and a bit of c, so long as time is not a consideration... in other
words I would not even try to look at real time coding or anything that
needed special libs. That stuff right now is beyond me. C++ just doesn't
make sense to me, I can use some of the GUI stuff by following examples,
but I don't really understand what I am doing. Third, this is not a paid
position. That is not how community projects work. If this was a
commercial project, the first thing that would happen is they would hire
someone better than me. Second that person would have specific goals such
as you ask. But in the community based project, volunteers look around for
what they can do and what interests them and do it. That is what I am
doing. I do also do ISO and install testing as well as some (very little
right now) recording. So I know that for my systems jack (and pulse) both
work. Speaking of community, as you are a part of it and have a special
interest in the problem you have, perhaps you should start there. What
some of us can do is help you understand where to start, and what steps to
take. (welcome to the team)

> Ahhh: OK, OK: if you can *promise*, that you can make the above
> mentioned failed to start kind of thing disappeare for good, I would
> provide a nice US-Menu and some documentation too for running US under
> KDE. And half a dozen Wallpapers....

How much are you willing to pay for this service? For these promises? How
much of a wage are you willing to pay so that we can hire some coders to
fix your problems? This is a volunteer project, we are happy when people
do something productive that moves the project forward.

Len Ovens

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