[PD] pd fails to boot with init.d startup script

Duncan Speakman duncan.kleindesign at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 20:45:44 CEST 2012

but very odd..

I had to actually install jack and make a link to pd-watchdog in
/usr/bin to make it start on startup.

On 20 July 2012 21:58, Duncan Speakman <duncan.kleindesign at gmail.com> wrote:
> thanks for the replies
> We always log into the overo as root.
> I presume the startup script executes as root as well..
> There is a .pdsettings file there.
> If I remove it, pd won't make audio, so there is something in there
> that makes pd work properly. Also the alsa option for audio comes up
> deselected. However I don't see the error about jack. I feel that for
> some reason alsa needs to be invoked from a login to allow audio to be
> used- even though the /proc/asound/devices already shows the overo
> soundcard, when the startup script is called.
> On 20 July 2012 10:19, Charles Goyard <cg at fsck.fr> wrote:
>> Duncan Speakman wrote:
>>> I have made an init.d script to start and stop pd. This works fine in
>>> an ssh console. However when the script is invoked by the runlevel
>>> startup sequence ie rc5.d/S99puredata, pd complains thus:
>> To complement Cyrille's thought, are you starting pd as root or do you
>> use su/sudo ?
>> If you start as root, check the pdsettings is were expected.
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