Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Sat May 18 06:03:35 UTC 2013

On 18/05/2013 00:34, Sean Bruno wrote:
> At this point, I'm stuck on two jackd related issues.

> 2.  Any clues on getting the microphone working with jackd?  My
> microphones work fine under audacity, but I don't seem to be able to
> get any audio from microphones.

Don't have audacity running when you try.
I can get mic into audacity even with jack input selected.
I can get mic input into ardour.
Ardour does not get mic input if audacity is running with jack as input 
or if audacity has spkr selected in the mic input. That is whether
audacity is recording or just open at the time.
So it appears that audacity can steal all mic input and not pass it on.
At least with some options selected.

Also try qjackctl and open the connect window, you should see capture_1
and capture_2 under system on the readable clients side. Connect these
to the program input listed on the writeable side. That is if it shows up.

> p.s. I'd like to use audio/ardour to test jack seperately from my
> current port attempt, but audio/ardour doesn't compile:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=178701

It was a while ago that I installed ardour - I'm not sure I had the same
error as that pr.

It looks like the error I had was NLS related and I think I assumed it
to be from my system having WITH_ICONV compiled in the base system.
What I changed was removing NLS=yes from SCONS_ENV and adding

${FIND} ${WRKSRC} -name "*.po" | ${XARGS} ${RM}

in the post-patch section. This leads to removing the *.mo lines in the

I should probably patch that properly as an NLS option and submit it.

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