[ardour-users] Refugee from Windoze/Cubase -drowning in Linux/Ardour

Jack O'Quin joq at io.com
Wed Apr 20 17:46:38 PDT 2005

Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> writes:

> two things.
> 1) the only way jackstart gets written into that file is if JACK was
>    compiled to use capabilities. if you are using a JACK compiled for
>    use with capabilities on a 2.6 kernel, something has gone seriously
>    wrong. 
> 2) setting JACK_NO_START_SERVER in your environment will prevent this
>    behaviour.
> I would recommend figuring out the answer to (1) however. It implies
> that either you built JACK incorrectly, or some Linux distribution
> messed it up for you.

Not necessarily.  Distributions would want their JACK package to work
with both kernel versions, so it makes sense to compile it once with
--enable-capabilities, which should work OK on 2.6 as well.

Otherwise, the package management gets unnecessarily complex.

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