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currently, the wiki (http://subversion.ffado.org/wiki/FfadoMixer) states
If you see a message like
ERROR: Could not communicate with the FFADO DBus service...
you need to start your DBUS server first.
as of quite a while ago, ffado-mixer has popped up a notification dialog
asking to "try again".
is this feature going to stay? if so, i'll remove the wiki section
altogether, since users can't run into this issue anymore.
can i suggest to change the wording of that notification? "try again"
doesn't convey what it's doing. it should say "do you want me to start
the ffado-dbus-server now?". buttons should read "OK/yes" and "abort" to
indicate that there is no way to use the mixer without having the dbus
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On Monday 23 March 2009 18:28:28 Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> as of quite a while ago, ffado-mixer has popped up a notification dialog
> asking to "try again".
> is this feature going to stay?
Yes, its going to stay. At least until I come around to implement automatic
service starting. (Which is actually only a matter of installing one file to a
> if so, i'll remove the wiki section
> altogether, since users can't run into this issue anymore.
I think the console-message still shows up. But I made some efforts to provide
nicer ways to know whats going on...
> can i suggest to change the wording of that notification? "try again"
> doesn't convey what it's doing. it should say "do you want me to start
> the ffado-dbus-server now?".
Actually it _is_ re-trying. The process is (as far as I remember without
looking at the source):
0. Try to connect to ffado-dbus-service. If that fails:
1. Present the message. On click of the "Retry button":
1.1 Try to connect, if that fails:
1.2 Start the ffado-dbus-server in a subprocess
1.3 Try to connect. If that fails go back to 1.
The point 1.1 is necessary because it might be that 1.3 doesn't succeed
because the dbus-service is slow to start up. Skipping 1.1 would mean starting
So it isn't really a yes/no question. Its just clicking retry to somehow get a
BTW: I am talking about the qt4 version of the mixer.