[PD] Linux script to launch JACK and Pd at once

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 8 15:35:52 CET 2011

I use the script


qjackctl -s & sleep 5 & pdextended

As I've noticed, it works either if jack is already on or not. Same goes  
to other applications that need jack, like ardour.
Ah, no root access there. Wouldn't it be better to search for another of  
getting permissions, instead of running programs as root?


> Hi,
> On 07.01.2011 20:49, Pierre Massat wrote:
>> don't know if it made it through the storm...
>> 2011/1/3 Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com>
>>> Hi all!
>>> Happy new year first of all!
>>> Is there a way i can write a script that would start Jack and Pd in the
>>> proper order by clicking on a single file?
> I have made two simple scripts for that, one that starts jack, qjackctl
> and programs, that are in a text file with each program in a seperate
> line, and another script to stop all started programs. To use them for
> puredata only, rewrite the "while["$1"]; do done" portions to start only  
> Pd.
> The textfiles look like that:
> pdextended -rt -jack -alsamidi -inchannels 2 -outchannels 8
> ardour2
>>> And is there a way i can start both as root? (I need to use HID) I'm
>>> assuming this would be quite a big breach though.
> To start programs with root provileges, use gksu or gksudo for X11  
> programs.
> cu Thomas

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