I was happyly using ardour2 for a while (version packaged by ubuntu studio). But it stopped opening sessions, whether new or recent.
I tried fiddling around the .ardour file but it did not lead to anything.
A few observations :
- I found that one of the wav files in my_session/interchange/my_session/ became empty (size 0) and this is a mystery to me.
- When try to open a NEW session from a shell, I get the following error messages :
(built using 1762 and GCC version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4))
Copyright © 1999-2007 Paul Davis
Some portions Copyright © Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel Baker
Ardour comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the source for copying conditions.
Loading ui configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui.rc
theme_init() called from internal clearlooks engine
loading system configuration file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc
loading user configuration file /home/thorgal/.ardour2/ardour.rc
ardour: [INFO]: No H/W specific optimizations in use
ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in /home/thorgal/.ardour2/surfaces/:/usr/lib/ardour2/surfaces/
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: “Generic MIDI”
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: “Mackie”
JACK tmpdir identified as [/dev/shm]
(ardour-2.0:19849): Gtk-WARNING **: Refusing to add non-unique action ‘Export’ to action group ‘Main’
loading bindings from /etc/ardour2/ardour.bindings
Loading session /home/thorgal/data/test_session using snapshot test_session (2)
ardour: [FATAL]: programming error: unknown slave source string “”
what is going on ???
I booted my PC a couple times, restarted jack and so on. Ardour refuses to cooperate any longer … and that’s a shame, I really enjoy this program (when it works !
I hope someone can give me a hint.
For information, my system is :
Mobo : Intel DG965SS
Proc : Core 2 Duo E6600 (2 x 2.4 GHz)
RAM : 4 x 1G (some Kingston PC6400)
HDD1 : Samsung Spinpoint P80 (for the OS)
HDD2 : Western Digital WD5000KS-22M (for data)
Sound: M-Audio Delta-1010LT
OS : Ubuntu Studio
Kernel : 2.6.22-9-rt (realtime ubuntu kernel)
Using jackd realtime, -p 64 -n 2
So, everything was working fine until it started behaving so (I cannot say that I did anything strange, it just happened suddenly).
Thanks again for tips.