[PD] "pd: exiting" on RPi running arch

IOhannes zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sun May 26 17:16:29 CEST 2013

On 05/26/2013 05:05 PM, James Dunn wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed Arch linux on my Raspberry Pi and am logging in with
> ssh -Y raspberrypi.local. I can run xterm fine over the connection but
> pd fails with no information other than:
> $ pd
> priority 6 scheduling enabled.
> priority 8 scheduling enabled.
> watchdog: signaling pd...
> pd: exiting
> If I set the debug level to 5 I get the following information:
> $ pd -d 5

this is of not much use unless you want to debug the pd<->gui connection.

try instead:
  "-v" (for verbose)
  "-v -v" (for more verbosity)

other flags you might want to check (in any combination)
  "-nogui" (see whether Pd can start without the gui)
  "-nosound" (does the sound-card give you trouble?)
  "-noprefs" (stupid preference file?)

my bet is, that your soundcard is the culprit, e.g. Pd doesn't handle 
the case well, where you only have half-duplex (e.g. playback only) and 
your are using alsa. if that's the case ("-nosound" should run ok), try 
"-noadc" or "-nodac" (without the "-nosound"))


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