[linux-audio-user] New install, SuSE

David Evans dsevans at berndtgroup.net
Thu Feb 12 14:04:41 EST 2004

I started up jackd and got hydrogen to work. thanks.


On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 01:23, Christian Henz wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 02:47:30PM -0500, David Evans wrote:
> > 
> > I'm getting this error when trying to start hydrogen:
> > 
> > [ERROR]  OssDriver      ERROR_IOCTL: unable to set BlockSize
> > [ERROR]  Hydrogen       Error starting audio driver
> > 
> > then the gui comes up with a messageBox "error starting audio driver".
> > 
> > any thoughts?
> > 
> I'd guess BlockSize parameter sets the size of the buffer. You can change
> that in the Preferences dialog. Maybe the error message is misleading and
> the audio device is blocked by some other sound application (KDE's artsd?) 
> You could check out XMMS's settings (click on the little 'O' for the menu), 
> see what output it uses. My guess is it uses arts or ALSA, see if it works 
> with OSS. If it uses arts, you'd probably have to stop artsd. (You can disable
> it in KDE control center.)
> Eventually you wanna give jack a try. As mentioned before qjackctl is the way
> to go. It can also stop artsd automatically.
> cheers,
> Christian

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