This happens to me also but more infrequently than you. I think it may
be caused by how the specific application uses the jack interface and
not necessarily jack it's self. You should first start be contacting the
> Xmms instances remain in memory and must be killed.
How are you getting Helix player to connect to jack?
> How might on fix all this up. Is there a nicer way to restart jackd than to
That's pretty much how every single process is dealt with in the unix
world. I believe qjackctl automates this with the "stop" button.