Ardour Segmentation fault- won't start at all!

Alexandros Bitoulas albitoulas at
Wed Jun 1 09:42:14 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 31 of May 2011 02:54:53 Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 01:54:34AM +0300, Alexandros Bitoulas wrote:
> > Allright guys,
> > 
> > I have just fixed the problem...with a trial and error method!
> <snip>
> > When I uninstalled "pavucontrol" ardour launched perfectly!! I also
> > uninstalled with autoremove "libcanberra-gtk-module" and
> > "libcanberra-gtk0" that pavucontrol automatically installed and which
> > might caused the problem in, as syslog was
> > informing me whenever I launched ardour.
> Right, I'm no GTK expert, so I asked from the bug squad for some
> assistance. Looks like you should file a bug against libcanberra. But the
> squad wants to know, is this an amd64 or i386 machine?
> Thanks for the info! Hope you have patience still to help us resolve the
> issue.


My machine is amd64. However I noticed the following message of Ardour 
regarding the canberra-gtk-module when I launch it from the terminal (in bold 
relative with the specific module): 

alex at Kubuntu-pc:~$ ardour2
Ardour 2.8.11
   (built using 7387 and GCC version 4.5.1)
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Paul Davis
Some portions Copyright (C) Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel Baker

This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it 
under certain conditions; see the source for copying conditions.
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
loading default ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_default.conf
loading user ui configuration file /home/alex/.ardour2/ardour2_ui.conf
Loading ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_dark.rc
theme_init() called from internal clearlooks engine
ardour: [INFO]: Ardour will be limited to 4096 open files
loading system configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc
loading user configuration file /home/alex/.ardour2/ardour.rc
ardour: [INFO]: No H/W specific optimizations in use
ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in 
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Generic MIDI"
powermate: Opening of powermate failed - No such file or directory
ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol powermate not usable
ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol Tranzport not usable
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Mackie"

As it is mentioned, Ardour tries to load it but can' find it since I have 
uninstalled it. But if I try to install it, then Ardour will not launch at 

So, I can' figure out what is happening here, but since I can work with Ardour 
then this is not a big deal! If you have any more information on this, I would 
love to hear it! If you need any more information, I am at your disposal. 
Thank you once again! 

Best Regards,

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