Problems with Alsa & Jack : Lives won't start

2007-12-29
2012-09-15
  • Mind And Go
    Mind And Go
    2007-12-29

    Hello,

    I'm currently working on mandriva 2008.0 and I use the MCC to intstall the Lives rpm 0.9.8.6.
    Unfortunately, when I tried to run the lives, the ffollowing messages appears in the console.

    LiVES 0.9.8.6
    Copyright 2002-2007 Gabriel Finch (salsaman@xs4all.nl) and others.
    LiVES 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.

    jackd 0.107.2
    Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
    jackd 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

    JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
    loading driver ..
    creating alsa driver ... hw:0|hw:0|1024|2|48000|0|0|nomon|swmeter|-|32bit
    control device hw:0
    the playback device "hw:0" is already in use. Please stop the application using it and run JACK again
    cannot load driver module alsa
    no message buffer overruns

    I checked all the dependencies on alsaconf , jack and other stuff like that and I'm ginving up becaus I can't find a solution.

    So , is anybody can help me on this issue.

    Thanks a lot

     
    • Mind And Go
      Mind And Go
      2008-01-14

      Unfortunately,

      the problem appears each time I close my session.

      Is there something I or You can do for this.

       
    • Hi,

      it seem to be a conflict between jack and your present audio system
      Did you try to check after stop alsa ?
      Try this :

      lsmod | grep alsa => it will gives you a list of actual running modules e.g. : snd-hda

      rmmod snd-hda (repeat operation to remove all running modules)

      Maybe you can try " #/etc/init.d/alsa stop " first ..

      Then after, run LiveS! + Jack again

      If the error stay alive, report it here.

      Alex

       
    • Mind And Go
      Mind And Go
      2008-01-14

      Hy Alex,

      I used your command and found some process to kill.
      After having kill evrything that use alsa, i tried one more time to launch LiveS.
      The following message appears :

      JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
      loading driver ..
      creating alsa driver ... hw:0|hw:0|1024|2|48000|0|0|nomon|swmeter|-|32bit
      control device hw:0
      control open "hw:0" (No such device)
      ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1207:(_snd_pcm_hw_open) Invalid value for card
      ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1207:(_snd_pcm_hw_open) Invalid value for card
      ALSA: Cannot open PCM device alsa_pcm for playback. Falling back to capture-only mode
      cannot load driver module alsa
      no message buffer overruns

      Consequently, I restarted alsa with the command alsa start the relaunch LiveS.

      After a long time, LiveS started.

      So everything seems to be fine now except the duration of starting