[PD] pd unable to connect to JACK server

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Mon Sep 3 02:33:43 CEST 2012

This may seem a silly question, but have you started jack server prior to
starting PD? This was a must at least in older iterations of Pd. You can use
something like qjackctl to get that configured.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pd-list-bounces at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-bounces at iem.at] On Behalf Of
> Dix
> Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2012 8:28 PM
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Subject: [PD] pd unable to connect to JACK server
> Good evening,
> I am trying to get pd to work on my eeepc 1000H netbook, which is running
> Ubuntu 12.04 and using an HDA Intel sound card. pd keeps giving me this
> message when I try to connect to jack:
> JACK: unable to connect to JACK server
> JACK: server returned status 17
> I tried qjackctl: in the gui, I started jack and pressed play. Still pd
was unable
> to connect to jack. I also tried 1) changing sample rate to 48000, 2)
> realtime in jack settings. Finally I got tired of googling and thus
decided to
> send out this cry for help before going to bed.
> looking forward to some answers/questions/ideas, thanks, Dix
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