[PD] That old -nogui/nosound problem on Linux ...

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Wed Apr 11 04:57:02 CEST 2012

Hey Chrissie,

That would be awesome if you fixed it!  Its been discussed before, perhaps on pd-dev.  I think matju once outlined what the cause was, but I can't remember specifics.


On Apr 10, 2012, at 11:11 AM, Chrissie Caulfield wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've been scouring the lists for a solution to this but none of them seem to work for me. Almost all non-trivial patches produce no sound with the -nogui flag, even with the delayed startup or the workaround_loader.pd that was posted here some time ago.
> I know very little about the pd code but I'm a competent C professional programmer and really want to fix this. Does anyone have any ideas where I might start to look or is it still 'voodoo'?  ;-)
> I'm using pd-extended from git & externals from svn, checked out this morning.
> I've managed to make this trivial patch that reproduces the problem (and includes the startup delay). I don't know why polygate~ does show the problem where hip~ and friends don't but I'm hoping it's a clue!
> So, does anyone have any (even vague) ideas of where to start before I start randomly digging?
> Chrissie
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