Making Studio work with more than one DE
zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Wed May 22 23:38:21 UTC 2013
Am 22.05.2013 23:22, schrieb Len Ovens:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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".
You do not need to fix it, I would consider it a major improvement and
call you a sage, if you could only tell me, what could be the actual
reason for it. I suspect, that I could find a way to fix it myself and
share this fix with the world if I only would know wehre exactly to
begin I was even grepping thru /etc in the faint hope to find that
config-file that has something related to that message.
It is a part of PA, so much I did find out:
so it is PA in collaboration with dbus. Do you know a place, where I can
find the documentation how dbus is configured to run PA in Ubuntu?
> 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.
You know and I know, that this has nothing to do with my hardware. I run
this gear all day perfectly OK once I have started it by un/replugging
the interface several times. And I can reproduce the problem at will. It
is a matter of software, software-setup I guess.
> 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?
Ohhh sorry for that I thought delivering a working system was your
promise anyway, I only asked for a promise to not forget that.
> 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.
Last time I checked, reporting bugs was considered something to move a
project forward. So I expose to you my bug, you crush it, get the fun
and the fame.
To increase the motivation I am willing to work for you by providing a
solution for you latest project: running Ubuntu Studio in another DE. So
you got the time to find a coder who actually *knows* what part of Pulse
audio is causing that registration of my USB-soundcard.
I am working on this for about a year now, for me and for others, that
have the same problem. Most of them do not even try to fix it, they
excuse the venom please... its late....
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