JACK keeps me frustrated

Tomas Valusek tvalusek at seznam.cz
Thu Nov 6 19:46:57 GMT 2008


I'm playing with Ubuntu Studio 8.10. I like restore points since they 
are created before software installs (here either by Add/Remove applet, 
manual apt invoking or using Synaptic) and they helped me much on 
Windows since I could easily remember when my system worked fine and 
could choose this "random" point, as you say.

My soundcard is SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI. Now I'm about to restar 
installing Ubuntu Studio from scratch, losing all tweaks I've already 

Thanks for your patience, since messing with partially known apps is 
always dangerous and I still cannot understand JACK well - and maybe 
some apps I would never suspect interfere with it - maybe Bluetooth 
Manager, maybe OpenOffice, maybe Sun JRE 6.10, maybe OpenOffice 2.4.1, 
maybe even Gnome games - BTW, I tried "mother" Ubuntu Interpid distro 
and JACK was unable to start after I installed ubuntu-studio-audio and 
ubuntu-studio-audio-plugins metapackages.

Tomas Valusek

sandie napsal(a):
> Hi
> If you click "Setup" in jackctl, you can save your presets, a very nice 
> feature if you play around with the settings, and imho... it's a much 
> better option than those "random" restore points.
> and remember... Linux is not windows ;-)
> Kind regards
> Sandie
> Tomas Valusek wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I curse JACK - such a hostile piece of software, whose error messages 
>> provide no help, stops itself working after mere editing of options 
>> according to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToJACKConfiguration 
>> (first example, I happen to have the same sound card).
>> The worst - I don't know how to return to previous working state other 
>> from completely reinstall Ubuntu Studio from scratch ... If only Linux 
>> had Restore points as WinXP does ...
>> Unfortunately, I'm sending this mail from Windows, which is still my 
>> main working OS, Ubuntu Studio didn't make it from experimentation state 
>> yet, so I can't provide contents of JAKC's Message Window.
>> I absolutely don't know what now, how to return JACK to its previous 
>> working state. Can anyone help me? Many thanks in advance.
>> Tomas Valusek

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