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

mcmorris95125 at gmail.com mcmorris95125 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 20:26:40 PDT 2009

You guys are awesome, thanks for all the help!

On Fedora (11), the global resource file is:


It contains the proper lines to enable mute-affects-(all 4 options).

My startup messages confirm that it's being loaded.

However, for whatever reason, the personal prefs file, in  
~/.ardour2/ardour_system.rc, is configured to DISable all 4 mute options.

I removed my existing prefs dir and confirmed that upon startup & creation  
of a new session, the prefs are re-created with the "wrong" settings, below:

[from ~/.ardour2/ardour_system.rc:]
<Option name="mute-affects-pre-fader" value="0"/>
<Option name="mute-affects-post-fader" value="0"/>
<Option name="mute-affects-control-outs" value="0"/>
<Option name="mute-affects-main-outs" value="0"/>

Curiously, these express bool false as "0" rather "no". I'm sure that's  
irrelevant, but it might help track down the code that's creating the  
default prefs file.

Editing the preferences file solves my problem elegantly, so thanks for all  
the support!

In an effort to "give back", I'd like to understand and help fix the fault.

Do you know if the personal pref file is generated from something in the  
distro - in which case I should file a F11 bug report...
Or is it generated on the fly by Ardour itself, in which case the fault is  
less clear?

On Aug 8, 2009 3:36am, Dragan Noveski <perodog at gmx.net> wrote:
> Mike Morris wrote:

> Actually, on a more practical vein... why do all my new tracks have none  
> of the four possible mute modes selected, making them completely  
> impotent? Is there a preference somewhere to set the default mute mode  
> for new tracks?

> this is another problem. they actually should be all toggled on by  
> default (at least it is here the case...). what happens if you start a  
> brand new session?

> or what happens if you rename your .ardour2 file into something  
> like .ardour-old and than start a new session?

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