How can I get ALSA and JACK working

david nux at
Fri Jun 10 21:58:39 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 17:19 -0400, Douglas Alves wrote:
> I have some midi files I would like to view/play/edit and I've
> downloaded and installed Rosegarden4, fluidsynth and qsynth among
> others, but they all complain the JACK server isn't running.
> I've also installed jackd, jack-tools and bitscope.
> My box has a VIA technologies integrated sound. It works.
> How can I get the above software working?

If I remember correctly, from the command line

jackd start

If that doesn't work, there is a gui for jackd where you can play with
settings and drivers called qjackctl. It's showing up in my synaptic
lists so is readily available.



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