[Jack-Devel] How to use jackd as a 'system-wide' server?

Chris Caudle chris at chriscaudle.org
Wed May 9 16:00:42 CEST 2018

On Wed, May 9, 2018 4:16 am, Christophe Lohr wrote:
> I plan to use the Jack plugin for the Asterisk PBX

> Since Asterisk is started as a daemon by systemd, I guess that I should
> also start Jackd as a system-wide server, and not within a user
> graphical session.

What user account is used for the asterisk server?  Probably jackd should
be started under the same user.

> In such a case, jackd does not rely on dbus, isn't it?

You may need to compile jackd yourself, I think many distributions which
ship jack2 enable dbus support in the build shipped by the distribution. 
There was a thread on the mailing list in the past where someone posted a
way to "fake" some of the dbus information required to get jackd with dbus
support running without a graphical session started, you could search for
that, but probably just compiling without dbus support enabled would be
more straight forward.

Chris Caudle

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