[Jack-Devel] Jack won't start on boot

sqweek sqweek at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 16:34:16 CEST 2017

On 9 July 2017 at 22:21, alex <adrcki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Indeed that seems like a reason. I'm SSHing into to Odroid with -X so I
> can launch Pd with its GUI, so I tried to SSH without -X and jack wouldn't
> start, but then SSHing back with -X made jack start.
> Can you post an example of how I should start jack with a startup
> mechanism that's run by my graphical environment? I'm not really following
> there...

Having the graphical environment start jackd assumes that there is a
graphical environment running on the Odroid, which I don't believe is the
case here? Using -X with ssh forwards X11 connection attempts on the Odroid
to the X server on your local machine, but since dbus afaik isn't network
transparent[1] the DISPLAY you end up with via ssh -X will I think not be
useful for the dbus side of jack. So you can probably get away with setting
DISPLAY to something arbitrary in your init script, like:

DISPLAY=:0 jackd -dalsa ...

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5130928

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