[PD] "sys_startgui: cannot allocate memory" when starting patch with "-nogui"-Argument

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sat Oct 20 21:59:38 CEST 2018

On 10/20/18 9:38 AM, Jakob Laue wrote:
> Hey Pders!
> I am running a sample-player-patch in pd-extended 0.43.4 on a Raspberry Pi 2.
> With [loadbang] I load round about 20 wav-samples from disk with [read] and 
> [soundfiler]. When I do this in the pd-gui-environment, everything works okay. 
> But when I load the patch via the command line like so:
> "sudo pd-extended -nogui -open myPatch.pd"

why are you running Pd as root?
in general, you shouldn't

> When I run the patch in pd-vanilla 0.46.2 - also on the Raspi 2-
> the same error occurs.

have you considered using a recent version of Pd?
(raspbian is based on Debian/stretch, so it should come with at least
Pd-0.47; stretch-backports contains Pd-0.49)

> I get the following message:
> "sys_startgui: cannot allocate memory"

if you are starting Pd with "-nogui" and you get this error, something
is seriously wrong...wrong as in memory corruption.
try loading without any libraries. (start with "-noprefs")


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