And thanks for the help. Most appreciated.
However, now JACK won't start at all. And a2jmidi clocks up an error
message of it's own. With some difficulty, I have managed to capture those
error messages and paste them here. Typos are all mine...
JACK starts up with this....
creating alsa driver ... hw:1|hw:1|1024|2|44100|0|0|nomon|swmeter|-|32bit
control device hw:1
ALSA: Cannot open PCM device alsa_pcm for playback. Falling back to
cannot load driver module alsa
00:54:41.861 JACK was stopped successfully.
00:54:41.862 Post-shutdown script...
00:54:41.863 killall jackd
jackd: no process found
00:54:42.278 Post-shutdown script terminated with exit status=256.
And then a few seconds later, this error message pops up. And does so
repeatedly every 20 seconds or so.
00:54:43.855 Could not connect to JACK server as client. - Overall
operation failed. - Unable to connect to server. Please check the messages
window for more info.
a2jmidi on the other hand presents me with this error message.
Error a2j_jack_client_create: Cannot create jack client
Error a2j_start: a2j_new() failed.
The first part of this seems to be saying that ALSA failed to locate the
Maybe I should just re-install the whole thing from scratch. The one thing
that WAS working reliably was the sound card it self. It would probably be
quicker than trying to figure out what has actually become broken. Though
on the other hand, perhaps I need to know if this is going to be an
Can I be so foolish as to ask why there needs to be a `bridge' and `JACK'
to do this? Is there some greater philosophical mechanism at play here? Is
this some function of JACK also being able to connect to things like OSS
and what ever they use on Macs these days?
Anyway, Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Onward.
Thanks for the headsup on Yoshimi. It will be a nice little synth then at
some point. Hopefully soon.
Be absolutely icebox.
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