Hi Robert,

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Philippe Macaire <philippe.macaire@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Robert Jonsson <spamatica@gmail.com> wrote:

Are there any errors when muse starts?

Sorry, I forgot to check... it's on my linux box at home.

Now I've just checked on a Virtual Machine at work (not the best to play with audio...), but I could not reproduce the problem, and looping sounds fine. I'm getting to think that there is a specific issue on my box... Not Muse's fault at least. I'll check tonight if I can and will get back to the list.

Here are the results of my check. I figured out that my Launcher had the -a option (MIDI-only mode) passed as argument. This is the resulting log:

fatal error: open /dev/rtc failed: Permission denied
hint: check if 'rtc' kernel module is loaded, or used by something else
AlsaTimer::initTimer(): best available ALSA timer: system timer
Finding best alsa timer for dummy driver:
AlsaTimer::initTimer(): best available ALSA timer: system timer
AlsaTimer::setTimerTicks(): requested freq 1024 Hz too high for timer (max is 1000)
  freq stays at 1000 Hz
Denormal protection enabled.
Muse: __i386__ or __x86_64__ defined. Using optimized float buffer copying (asm movsl).
Muse: using unoptimized non-SSE dsp routines
no locale <muse_en_US.UTF-8>/</usr/local/share/muse/locale>
Trying RTC timer...
Trying ALSA timer...
got timer = 48
starting with selected song (null)
Setting project path to /home/phil/Desktop
audio dummy thread _NOT_ running SCHED_FIFO
looping waiting for sequencer thread to start
midiSeq started, is it running? 1
Muse:checkAudioDevice: no audioDevice

I then tried to remove the -a option, and things started to work out as expected. Here's the log:

Denormal protection enabled.
Muse: __i386__ or __x86_64__ defined. Using optimized float buffer copying (asm movsl).
Muse: using unoptimized non-SSE dsp routines
SSE2 detected
fatal error: open /dev/rtc failed: Permission denied
hint: check if 'rtc' kernel module is loaded, or used by something else
AlsaTimer::initTimer(): best available ALSA timer: system timer
AlsaTimer::setTimerTicks(): requested freq 1024 Hz too high for timer (max is 1000)
  freq stays at 1000 Hz
no locale <muse_en_US.UTF-8>/</usr/local/share/muse/locale>
Trying RTC timer...
Trying ALSA timer...
got timer = 50
starting with selected song (null)
Setting project path to /home/phil/Desktop
JackAudioDevice::setMaster cannot set master because useJackTransport is false
JackAudioDevice::setMaster cannot set master because useJackTransport is false
JackAudioDevice::dummySync Sync timeout - audio not ready!
looping waiting for sequencer thread to start
midiSeq started, is it running? 1
Muse:checkAudioDevice: no audioDevice


In both cases I can see some errors, but I don't know if they are significant.

My guess is that I now should do without with the -a option definitely... Does it makes sense? I'm using only external softsynths (QSynth) on UbuntuStudio 9.10.

Thanks for the time,
Philippe