[Ardour-Users] Mute buttons don't work (2.8.1/F11)

Dragan Noveski perodog at gmx.net
Fri Aug 7 17:48:49 PDT 2009

Mike Morris wrote:
> <newbieAlert type=disclaimer>
> New to Ardour & DAWs, but done my homework; read the v2 Tutorial, the 
> online manual, and many misc tutorials. Have Jack working properly 
> (including w/ Ardour) and have become proficient with at least the 
> basics of both.
> </newbieAlert>
> Running 2.8.1 on Fedora 11 (jack 0.116.1-5.fc11, qjackctl 0.3.4), and 
> all is great, except that no channels are mutable. I'm wondering if 
> there's a bug, after reading about changes in recent (2.7.x) versions 
> about how mute and solo interact, etc??? But I didn't find anything in 
> release notes, etc.
> SETUP: To reduce to simplest case, I've removed all but a single 
> track, and connected it's outputs directly to System outputs. I've 
> disconnected the Auditioner outputs and the Click track... only two 
> connections remain, which are the two outputs from a single stereo 
> track (imported WAV file) going straight to System:Playback_1 and 
> System:Playback_2. I've killed the pulse-audio process just in case.
> SYMPTOM: Mute button has no effect on output, although it does glow a 
> marvelous shade of yellow :-) Sound continues to play, but the output 
> meters (post) do stop showing any activity. Fader continues to work 
> normally.
>     * If I add a master buss and route through it, neither the source
>       track nor the master mutes affect output.
>     * However, adding a new (empty) track allows me to use the solo on
>       that channel to mute the other channel. Setting "Show Solo
>       Muting" on the Solo Options menu works as expected.
> Virtually all combinations of options involving:
> Toggling qjackCtl options "Monitor" and "H/W Monitor"
> Toggling ardour options under Monitor & Solo
> Toggling "Auto Input" and just generally clicking around up there :-)
> Any advice greatly appreciated !
> PS: Very, very cool piece of software !!!
what happens if you right click on the mute button?
there are 4 options, and if the right one is not toggled, the mute 
button will not mute the track.


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