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Thread: Firepod won't work with JACK

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Xubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Firepod won't work with JACK

    Hey guys,
    Trying to set up a PreSonus FirePod on my friends Compaq Presario SR2177CL (AMD Athlon X2 64-Bit) and having a little trouble. I followed a guide on this forum ( ) but I still can't get it to work. When I hit "Start" on JACK I get this error:

    Could not connect to JACK server as client
    -Overall operation failed
    -Unable to connect to server
    Please check the Messages window for more info.

    Messages info gives this information:

    p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } 03:25:48.562 Startup script...
    03:25:48.563 artsshell -q terminate
    sh: artsshell: not found
    03:25:48.967 Startup script terminated with exit status=32512.
    03:25:48.967 JACK is starting...
    03:25:48.969 /usr/bin/jackd -R -P70 -dfreebob -r44100 -p128 -n3 -D
    no message buffer overruns
    jackd 0.116.1
    Copyright 2001-2005 Paul Davis and others.
    jackd comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
    This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
    under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
    JACK compiled with System V SHM support.
    03:25:49.010 JACK was started with PID=2553.
    loading driver ..
    Enhanced3DNow! detected
    SSE2 detected
    Freebob using Firewire port 0, node -1
    Ieee1394Service::initialize: Could not get 1394 handle: Invalid argument
    Is ieee1394 and raw1394 driver loaded?
    Fatal (devicemanager.cpp)[68] initialize: Could not initialize Ieee1349Service object
    Fatal (freebob.cpp)[69] freebob_new_handle: Could not initialize device manager
    FreeBoB ERR: FREEBOB: Error creating virtual device
    cannot load driver module freebob
    03:25:49.397 JACK was stopped successfully.
    03:25:49.397 Post-shutdown script...
    03:25:49.398 killall jackd
    jackd: no process found
    03:25:49.810 Post-shutdown script terminated with exit status=256.
    03:25:51.232 Could not connect to JACK server as client. - Overall operation failed. - Unable to connect to server. Please check the messages window for more info.

    I'm pretty sure it has to do with the firewire drivers, but I don't know how to remedy this. Help me if you can, please! Thanks so much!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Xubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Firepod won't work with JACK

    so i figured out that if i run this:

    sudo chmod 777 /dev/raw1394

    in the terminal before trying to run JACK, it works. I'm not sure why, and I have to do it every time I restart my comp. Anyone know why, or how I could fix it for good?

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