[Ardour-Users] Recovering from the mute bug

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Thu Jun 3 10:03:21 PDT 2010

On 3 June 2010 at 12:34, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> Although Ardour 2.8.9 no longer suffers from the subtle bug that
> caused the mute button(s) to no longer work by default, many users of
> Ardour will not see the situation change until they remove their
> ~/.ardour2/ardour.rc file. This probably contains default settings for
> mute like this:
>     <Option name="mute-affects-pre-fader" value="yes"/>
>     <Option name="mute-affects-post-fader" value="yes"/>
>     <Option name="mute-affects-control-outs" value="yes"/>
>     <Option name="mute-affects-main-outs" value="yes"/>
> If your version of this file has value="no" for those options, you
> should either edit it by hand (its just a text file) so that it says
> value="yes" instead or just remove the file entirely. Editing is
> preferable, but removing the file will not hurt.

What about this content?  Is "1" equivalent to "yes"?

    <Option name="mute-affects-pre-fader" value="1"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-post-fader" value="1"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-control-outs" value="1"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-main-outs" value="1"/>

> You should also check the file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc, or a
> related location if you installed Ardour somewhere non-standard) for
> the same issue, though it is less likely to be seen there. Do NOT
> remove this file - if it contains "no" as the settings for these
> options, you should edit the file.

2.8.9 took care of my system rc file.


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