[Ardour-Users] xruns??? or someting else makes my playhead freeze and Ardour crash
Wendy Van Wynsberghe
re.mork at gmail.com
Tue May 22 06:46:28 PDT 2012
I was on Ardour mailinglist digest mode - it took a day before your
answers arrived (bit silly of me)
I'll go over everything I have tried:
> I wouldn't recommend using a non-rt or realtime kernel with less than -p
> 512 and -n4 but that depends on your hw and further setup.
What is -n 4?
> I once had huge problems because of pulseaudio.
> To check if it's running, enter in the terminal:
> ps aux | grep pulseaudio
> if it's running,
> create ~/.pulse/client.conf with the following content:
> autospawn = no
> pulseaudio -k
> into the terminal.
> start jack.
I have added this conf file - but it did not seem to do much (I could be wrong)
@ Robin Gareus
---> Starting jackd from the commandline (or use qjackctl) - take ardour out
of the equation for now.
--> Play a simple audio. eg 'mplayer -ao jack some_file.wav'
Mplayer did not find jack (proably something simple, but the
commandline options of mplayer are a very dense forrest)
---> Try jackd in verbose mode: `jackd -v -d alsa` - it's really verbose but
> some hints may be in there.
I have put the output of two different sessions here:
The first one gives xruns,
me at mycomputer:~$ jackd -v -d alsa
The second one a lot less
me at mycomputer:~$ pasuspender -- jackd -v -p 128 -R -P 60 -T -d alsa -n
4 -r 48000 -p 1024 -d hw:0,0
> It may be related to pulseaudio and/or the built-in soundcard. Those
> HDA-Intel cards are bad bad bad :)
---> I have already tried with other - external - soundcards and I had
the same xruns
pasuspender -- jackd -v -p 128 -R -P 60 -T -d alsa -n 4 -r 48000 -p
1024 -d hw:1,0
does not wan to work
@ Noel Darlow
avlinux, that's sounds like a summer plan ;-)
I'm also using Arduino, so, I'm a bit scared to change tooo much -
because that part works like a charm!
>You mention that you have a new core i3 .. try turning off all turbo
>boost settings .. and even powersaving settings in bios .... (there
>are more elegant ways around this but this could prove what is going
How do I set off turbo boost? Ididn't even know I had any ;-)
I'll have a browse on the web
IN the meantime pasuspender -- ardour2 works a little bit better, but
the problem is no solved
----> And.. how do you tweak commandline jack and run ardour???
Because adding pasuspender to qjackctl was a total disaster
Thanks a lot already, I'll keep on trying..
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