[PD] problems running pd/gem on suseppc

guenter geiger geiger at epy.co.at
Mon Jul 16 19:06:54 CEST 2001

On Sun, 15 Jul 2001, Nikolaus Passath wrote:

> i m running pd/gem on a powerbook g3 with suseppc with ctwm as
> windowmanager.
> when i start pd, i have this failures: /dev/dsp (writeonly): Permission
> denied
> /dev/dsp (readonly): Permission denied
> error failed to open Midiportsd; continuing without midi

Looks like a problem with your permissions. Are you able to use other
sound software, like xmms, ... which means: are you sure your soundcard 
works ?

try to set the permissions on /dev/dsp and /dev/midi as root:
$ chmod a+rw /dev/dsp*
$ chmod a+rw /dev/midi*

or do the equivalent in any filemanager you are using, (you have to be
root anyhow).

> i can start pd and open gem files, but when i create a gemwindow, there is
> some memory failure and pd_gui: pd process exited

Does not sound good .. did you use a precompiled version ?
It may be caused by some library inconsistencies then.


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