jack freebob issue

thomas fisher studio1 at commspeed.net
Wed Jan 16 19:22:50 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 16 January 2008 08:52:54 altern wrote:
> hi all
> I am using a terratec phase x24 firewire sound card with an IBM laptop.
> It runs Ubuntu studio, the latest version, I keep it updated.
> My problem is that sometimes jack just stops suddenly. It just print
> some crap symbols at qjackctl message window and then I get a Shutdown
> notification there. After this I need to unplug the sound card to be
> able to start again Jack correctly. Sometimes I need to plug/unplug many
> times many times to get it up again.
> In general I get almost no XRUNS at all. DSP loads is 16%, realtime mode
> is on, sample rate 48000 and buffer size 1024.
> Today I noticed that updatedb process was running in the background when
> I first got this error, and it seems to me that it was not until this
> process finished that I was able to get jack up.
> After this problem I decided to test how long it runs before crashing.
> It has been running fine several times for around 30-45 min. Then it
> stops and I need to unplug the sound card again.
> any ideas about what could cause this? or any suggestion where i should
> look at? I checked dmesg and I can see some stuff there but I am not
> sure if this is just related to me pluging in and out the sound card. I
> am wondering if there is some background process that I could disable to
> make freebob more stable. I have a live performance in ten days and it
> would be a real pity if jack crashes during it.
> thanks!
> enrike
You might check in the Linux Audio Users list and do a search in their 

Hope this helps

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