Rosegarden fails to launch

  • siabost
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:19
Gigabyte AMD64 Desktop 1.5Gb Memory Running 64bit 64studio I have recently installed the 64studio after running UbuntuStudio for a while. I have been using Ardour, Hydrogen & various synths without problem. Wanted to try Rosegarden for the first time on this installation & it wont load - doesn't seem likes it's even trying to load. No error messages. I have Jack started & running & I have tried reinstalling to no avail. Any help appreciated. Thanks

Upgrade

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 05/03/2009 - 16:52
You are welcome to upgrade. The packages available fixes bugs or security issues, so it it is recommended that you do. Working here... Cheers, Q

FIXED! Though not understood!

  • siabost
  • 04/30/09
  • Sun, 05/03/2009 - 14:01
Thanks everyone. I finally fixed the problem by re-reinstalling 64studio and ensuring root, swap & home partitions were formatted (having backed my stuff up first). The first thing I did upon booting from hard-disk for the first time was to launch Jack & start Rosegarden. All seems to be fine and Rosegarden shows up in the Audio Tab of Jack Connections. Now, I would normally go to Synaptic Package manager hit Reload/Mark All Upgrades/Apply. Does anyone know if this is the correct thing to do, or is it likely to cause me problems? Will I get updates on the programs already installed or give me newer but less stable versions? Thanks.

separate\shared home

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 05/02/2009 - 07:49
Hi, Sorry I don't have much experience with using separate\shared home. I multi-boot and install all in / What is the history of your /home/kenny folder? home should be owned by root & kenny by you so it looks ok!. The above code should reset the directory to the default settings and user ,groups, etc., should all remain intact. Cheers! Dave.

Permissions

  • siabost
  • 04/30/09
  • Fri, 05/01/2009 - 22:26
Hi, I reinstalled (leaving the home partition unformatted) but I have the same problem. The "kenny" (i.e. my folder) is owned by me but the "home" folder is owned by root. Does that make a difference? Will all be ok if I back up all my stuff and reinstall once more but formatting the /home partition also this time? Thanks, K

Permissions problem

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 05/01/2009 - 16:42
Hi, Before you reinstall you could try this. Open the file browser in your home directory (/home/dave) using your own username, and go up one level to /home/. Right click on the dave directory and select properties. Check the owner is you and that it has read & write permissions. To change it or set it up you need to be root or sudo so it's best from a terminal. Run: $ sudo chown -R dave: ~dave $ sudo chmod -R u+rw,go-w ~dave Use your own username! This should reset your setting to the defaults. It can't hurt if you're going to reinstall anyway. Cheers! Dave

Version etc...

  • siabost
  • 04/30/09
  • Fri, 05/01/2009 - 16:11
Thanks Pablo/Quentin, Version 2.1 amd64 - it was downloaded about a month ago, 64bit version & I reloaded (in Synaptic) & do the "Mark All Upgrades" thing regularly. I believe its based on Etch (Debian 4). I launch Jack from the menu as a normal user & then try Rosegarden, but it wont launch at all either from the menu (as normal user) or from the standard terminal. No error messages, just nothing. It will only launch as root & then gives the warning about Jack "not running". It is likely a permissions issue, as you say - it must have to access a folder that is only available with root permissions. I don't know if this explains the message re Jack? I may try a complete reinstall which is not a major hassle. I have noticed with another computer (running 32bit 64studio) that some applications had to be reinstalled via Synaptic before they would load. Just a thought: I have Synaptic set so that I don't have to re-enter my root password more than once per session - does that effectively make me root for the rest of the session? If that were the case, maybe I have started Rosegarden (can't remember) the first time and it created a necessary folder with root permissions only...? Thanks

Also, don't get confused by

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 05/01/2009 - 09:25
Also, don't get confused by the fact Rosegarden shows up in the MIDI tab. In fact Rosegarden is not connecting to the jack audio server. The MIDI tab has to do with ALSA, nothing to do with Jack. I don't know either, just in case, make sure you start jackd as a user, not as root. (and then launch Rosegarden as a user too). Cheers! Pablo

Version?

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 05/01/2009 - 08:03
Which version of 64 studio are you running at the moment? I have never encountered the problem you mention. Sounds like a bizarre permissions issue...

Rosegarden launches in root terminal only

  • siabost
  • 04/30/09
  • Thu, 04/30/2009 - 21:24
Rosegarden will only launch in root terminal & then gives message on start-up: "Rosegarden could not connect to the JACK audio server. This probably means the JACK server is not running." JACK IS running, though & Rosegarden shows up in its Connections window. I only seem to have connections available under the "Midi" tab though. Thanks in anticipation.