[Ardour-Users] Trying to figure out what the problem is

Rodrigo Severo rodrigo at fabricadeideias.com
Wed Mar 13 03:47:19 PDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Wendy Van Wynsberghe <wendy at constantvzw.com
> wrote:

> I did an update recently - that could be it :-/
> -> Symptoms : Jack purrs away, no problem there - Ardour does not want
> to start - not even a glimpse of wanting to do that..

> -> What my terminal tells me:
> ~ $ ardour2
> Ardour 2.8.12
>    (built using 10144 and GCC version 4.6.1)
> Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Paul Davis
> Some portions Copyright (C) Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel
> Baker
> Ardour comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions; see the source for copying conditions.
> loading default ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_default.conf
> loading user ui configuration file /home/wendy/.ardour2/ardour2_ui.conf
> Loading ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_dark.rc
> theme_init() called from internal clearlooks engine
> ardour: [INFO]: Ardour will be limited to 4096 open files
> loading system configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc
> loading user configuration file /home/wendy/.ardour2/ardour.rc
> ardour: [INFO]: No H/W specific optimizations in use
> ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in
> /home/wendy/.ardour2/surfaces/:/usr/lib/ardour2/surfaces/
> ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Generic MIDI"
> powermate: Opening of powermate failed - No such file or directory
> ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol powermate not usable
> ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Mackie"
> ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol Tranzport not usable
> Caught PixbufError: Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
> '/usr/share/ardour2/icons/fader_belt.png'
> ardour: [ERROR]: could not initialize Ardour.
> ardour: [ERROR]: could not create ARDOUR GUI
> Que pasa? What happened?

I would bet your file '/usr/share/ardour2/icons/fader_belt.png' is


Rodrigo Severo
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