[ardour-users] FIFO and running as root.

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Sat Apr 22 17:55:19 PDT 2006

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 14:07:20 +1000
"chris simpson" <chris.m.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:

> My problem though (not that it has posed a great problem yet), is I have to
> run all these applications as root. Basically, jack (or qjackctl) can't
> setup FIFO stacks (on ramfs) as a non-root user. This affects any jack
> clients as well, because unless they're also root, they can't connect to
> jack. Is there a great danger in running audio applications as root, and if
> so, how can you allow FIFO stacks to be setup by a non-root user?

To clear up the clouds: Can you show us the exact error message
(complete jackd terminal output)?


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