Ok, I can confirm that compiling it myself *did* fix the problem.  I was able to compile straight from git though, I got an error on configure.  I'll post that later.  I was able to compile the most recent release that you can download from website.  So thanks for your help!

Here's the error I got when I tried to compile what I downloaded from git:

tim@tim-laptop:~/rakarrack/rakarrack$ make
Making all in src
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/tim/rakarrack/rakarrack/src'
make  all-am
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/tim/rakarrack/rakarrack/src'
g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.     -Wall -msse2 -mfpmath=sse  -ffast-math -ftree-vectorize -fvect-cost-model -pipe  -fsigned-char -I/usr/include/freetype2 -g -O2 -D_THREAD_SAFE -D_REENTRANT     -g -O2 -MT main.o -MD -MP -MF .deps/main.Tpo -c -o main.o main.C
In file included from Harmonizer.h:31,
                 from global.h:191,
                 from main.C:28:
smbPitchShift.h:46:19: error: fftw3.h: No such file or directory
In file included from Harmonizer.h:31,
                 from global.h:191,
                 from main.C:28:
smbPitchShift.h:79: error: ‘fftw_complex’ does not name a type
smbPitchShift.h:80: error: ‘fftw_plan’ does not name a type
make[2]: *** [main.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/tim/rakarrack/rakarrack/src'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tim/rakarrack/rakarrack/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
tim@tim-laptop:~/rakarrack/rakarrack$


Tim

On 11/28/12 6:51 PM, Ryan Billing wrote:
Does your computer support SSE or SSE2 instructions?  I am wondering if the ppa build included some hardware options that your computer does not support.

Have you tried rakarrack from the official repository using the package manager?

Something that will help determine whether the problem is something to do with the compilation vs your hardware is if you compile it on your own machine.

I can't think why distortion would not work, but the other FX would work?  Is this the case, or do none of the FX work?

If you would be so kind as to compile it on your own hardware, I can help you through the process (if you need help).  It is not very hard, even if you have never done it before.  If you are experienced with compiling sources, then I suggest building rakarrack from the current development (git).  Either way, it would be good to find out the results of building 0.6.1 on your own machine so we can learn what causes the problem.
Ryan

On 11/28/2012 03:31 PM, Tim Urberg wrote:
I found this post when doing a Google Search as I have the same problem.  It appears as though distortion does not work in 0.6.1.  Here is what I did, and I apologize for not having any logs yet.

I did all the following on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a 1.6ghz Pentium M processor, 2GB of RAM, and 160 GB hard drive:
Jack version 0.118.0 - There were no errors in Jack or Rakarrack through out this process.  I used the Spandex preset to test distortion.

1. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and installed Rakarrack 0.6.1 (http://packages.ubuntu.com/pt/precise/rakarrack) - result, distortion did not work.
2. I reformatted the same machine and installed Ubuntu 10.04 and installed Rakarrack 0.3.0 (http://packages.ubuntu.com/pt/lucid/rakarrack) - result distortion *did* work, but I did not have all the built-in preset banks that I liked
3. I updated my ppa to include version 0.5.8 (https://launchpad.net/~philip5/+archive/extra/+build/1809286) - result distortion *still* worked, but I still did not have all the built-in presets (one bank vs three).
4. I updated my ppa again to go up to version 0.6.1 (https://launchpad.net/~autostatic/+archive/ppa/+build/2042082) - result distortion did *not* work, but I now had the 3 banks I was looking for.

Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks,
Tim
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