[Slackbuilds-users] Jack-rack make failure

mickski 56 mickski56 at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 14 23:41:06 UTC 2018

>On 3/14/18, x80 <x80 at telus.net> wrote:
>> Jack2 is the optional dependency for qjackctl. Maybe I'll remove
>> jack2 and reinstall jack1.  
>In theory, at least, you should be able to install jack1, compile stuff
>against it, then replace jack1 with jack2 without recompiling anything
>else. It's supposed to be an API-compatible drop-in replacement. Not
>sure how well this works in practice though.
>> I see alsa is routed to pulseaudio in /etc/asound.conf. That scares
>> me. I was content with only alsa.  
>If you configure jackd to use the hardware (device names beginning with
>hw:), it won't get routed to pulse. However jackd will refuse to start
>if pulse is already using the device...
>My solution to the pulseaudio thing is to log in as root and:
>mv /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf.orig
>chmod -x /usr/bin/pulseaudio
>killall pulseaudio
>...and kill/restart any already-running applications that might be
>using pulse (which would include KDE, if you run that). This will get
>you 14.1-like behaviour. However I'm not sure whether the latest
>firefox versions will be able to make sound without pulseaudio (I'm
>running an old 'insecure' version, with javascript disabled on 99.9%
>of the web, and no flash plugin installed, and it works fine).
>Anyway you can restore the default 14.2 behaviour:
>mv /etc/asound.conf.orig /etc/asound.conf
>chmod a+x /usr/bin/pulseaudio
>...I highly recommend *not* running anything else when you're using
>jack, anyway. Even better would be to use a dedicated machine for jack
>stuff and nothing else (where you can leave pulse disabled always).
>I've considered adding this info to the jack-audio-connection-kit
>README, but I suspect I'd encounter resistance from the "use a clean
>Slackware install" crowd...

On board sound + higher quality pci card that pulse knows nothing about
works well for me. Although it does involve more wires and a swich box
or mixer.

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