Hi all, I'm just trying to get familiar with Ubuntu Studio in the hope of contributing something to the project, but even the basics are giving me a headache at the moment!
Here's the scenario: I find a YouTube video on an audio app I want to learn (Ardour, Qtractor, etc), then start the app, and find that audio on the YouTube video has stopped working. However, if I leave the video playing, and start the app, I get an error message. Here's the error message Qtractor gives me:
Once I get audio working in Ardour or Qtractor, I then can't hear any in video (online or native files) or listen to ogg/mp3s via Audacious."The audio/MIDI engine could not be started. Make sure the JACK audio server (jackd) and/or the ALSA Sequencer kernel module (snd-seq-midi) are up and running and then restart the session."
I've tried searching for a solution but the closest I got was this, and a solution isn't really offered:
I also found this thread;
...but the solutions offered make me nervous, as there is not mention of the type of specialist audio software used in Ubuntu Studio. I'm worried that reinstalling pulseaudio/libasound2 and/or hacking audio conf files will only end badly for Ardour/Qtractor and the other apps I have installed such as Renoise and energyXT. Audio on Linux seems a bit of a minefield right now, takes me back to the bad old days of pro-audio on Windows (yes, there is such a thing!). I want to get to grips with this and understand how the bits of the jigsaw all fit together. Maybe then there's a slim chance that one day I'll actually be able to contribute something back...
I'm running Ubuntu Studio 12.10 64bit on a Toshiba P850-321 using onboard Realtek ALC280Q-GR audio hardware (I haven't even started trying to get this lot working with my UCA202 yet!!).
Any help and guidance with this very gratefully received!!