[ardour-dev] Loading a session in beta21 crashes X

Robert Joerdens rjo-lists at gmx.de
Tue Nov 9 04:55:07 PST 2004

Hi Chris!

Do you start ardour from a window manager's menu or from a X terminal?
It sounds similar to this bug caused by ardour deleting 'its' process
group which also contains most WMs if started by them. Might be resolved
by now but I still see: gtk_ardour/main.cc: kill(-getpgrp(), SIGKILL);	



On Tue, 09 Nov 2004, Chris Ross wrote:

> Paul Davis escreveu:
> >lets start with a complete description of your system. hardware,
> >kernel version, X server version, any desktop environment in use, as
> >much as you can think of.
> SuSE 9.0 on a Pentium IV 2.8GHz, 256 MB RAM, Midiman Delta 44 + OmniIO 
> box, running on the stock SuSE kernel (2.4.21-243-default) using 
> WindowMaker as the desktop. The /home partition (where the session is) 
> has 36GB free.
> >>out how it is possible for ardour to take down the entire machine and if 
> >
> >not the whole machine, just the X server.
> OK, I admit I was being melodramatic. However, as right as you are 
> technically from the user point of view the difference is between "lose 
> all your work, then log in and start again from scratch" vs. "lose all 
> your work, then press reset, log in and start again from scratch". I.e. 
> not very.
> >there are definitely some X
> >server setups out there that are unstable in the face of programs that
> >are can be as potentially resource-hungry as ardour.
> My guess is that this is problem, in trying to split it up into tracks 
> I've ended up with many regions, e.g. audio1-12 and the system crawls to 
> a halt with the disk light on constantly. Strangely it doesn't seem to 
> be paging, top shows about 33M of swap used with actually pretty light 
> on this machine.
> Later,
> Chris
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