[Ardour-Users] an A4 session that doesn't start anymore

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Nov 18 13:22:09 PST 2015

On 11/18/2015 08:34 PM, fred wrote:

>> R: You can run   Ardour4 --disable-plugins   (it won't loose plugin
>> state).
> have tested it, and session starts & roll, no problem, thank you for
> that very tip!

Cool. So that means the culprit is /some/ plugin.

> is it now a way to re-enable plugins, so the long way to that mix just
> comes again, with no more work than the one done before?

There is currently no way to dynamically en/disable plugins.

Eventually you'll want to remove the crashing plugin without changing
anything else. There are various ways to accomplish this. One option:

1) make a backup of the session (if you have not yet done so)
2) Load the session with --disable-plugins
3) remove some plugin(s), save, quit
4) load the session normally.

If it still crashes: repeat, go to (2) until you find the culprit.

Then go back to the backup (1) and only remove the crashing plugin(s).

Step 5: Report the issue to the plugin author(s), ideally with a small
test-session that will allow to easily reproduce the crash or a
*complete* backtrace (the latter requires debug versions of both ardour
and the plugin)


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