[Ardour-Users] Install of upstream jackd 1.9.10: unknown driver alsa

jonetsu at teksavvy.com jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Sun Dec 20 10:31:24 PST 2015

So I tried to replace the current jackd provided by Linux Mint as the
export problems with Ardour are getting ridiculous.  Even a short audio
clip will not export.  I mean, a second short audio clip, as a first
one was exported nicely.  First one works, second one 1 minute later
does not.

Note that I am calling jackd in the exact same way it was done by the
Linux Mint installation.

The new jackd does not find the alsa driver.  Why ?

Here are the steps to replace jackd.  The script file as well as waf
install output are available.

1) save some data

Saved the current calling of jackd as per the Linux Mint system, from
the ps aux output, which is:

/usr/bin/jackd -T -ndefault -t 200 -p 2048 -R -T -d alsa -n 2 
-r 44100 -p 1024 -d hw:M1010LT,0 -X raw

2) remove and install

Got the output of dpkg -L jackd and removed all listed files by saving
the output, removing the directory names only, and adding 'rm' in
front of each line.  The resulting script is called removeJack.

The waf configure and build were already done.

(as root)

killall jackd


./waf install

waf: Leaving directory `/Share/src/Audio/jack-1.9.10/build'
'install' finished successfully (0.624s)

which jackd 


3) start the new jackd

/usr/local/bin/jackd -T -ndefault -t 200 -p 2048 -R -T -d alsa -n 2
-r 44100 -p 1024 -d hw:M1010LT,0 -X raw

jackdmp 1.9.10
Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
Copyright 2004-2014 Grame.
jackdmp comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
Unknown driver "alsa"

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