[arch-proaudio] Is It Me or Ardour?

Jimi Bove jimijames.bove at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 18:28:07 UTC 2018

On 11/9/18 9:56 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:48:59 +0000, Dancehall Echo wrote:
>> Hi, thanks for your reply.
>> I have follow your instructions and here is the OP:
>> *TOP*:
>> 2667 turbo     20   0  647984  63212  53120 R  96,7   1,1   2:13.93
>> ardour-5.12.0  [it seems to be running]
>> *ps aux | grep ardour*:
>> turbo     2667 97.0  1.0 647984 63212 pts/1    Rl+  16:43   2:52
>> /usr/lib/ardour5/ardour-5.12.0
>> turbo     2715  0.0  0.0   8196  2200 pts/3    S+   16:46   0:00 grep
>> --color=auto ardour
>> In the meantime i found this:
>> http://tracker.ardour.org/view.php?id=5605#c18109
>> The problem was happening with numix and arc theme from AUR [light &
>> dark version] but* Ardour works with xfce default theme*. None of the
>> workaround given in the above link works.
> On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:54:06 +0000, Dancehall Echo wrote:
>> This theme problem is amazing because i use them  [Arc and/or numix]
>> since a long time now and Ardour was working well ...
> Even while my mails for what ever reasons need to wait for moderation,
> you should reply to the mailing list.
> That it's related to the Arc theme is very strange. I'm using an Arc
> theme customized by myself and never updated the theme. At least a
> self build Ardour 5.8 does run without issues on my machine.
> A few GTK apps became unstable on my machine.
> SpaceFM GTK2, migrating to SpaceFM GTK3 solved almost all issues.
> Firefox and all Firefox clones, such as Pale Moon.
> Claws-Mail GTK2, Claws-Mail GTK3 is even more unstable.
> I guess GUIs to handle tar archives never worked very well on my Arch
> install, I anyway prefer CLI over GUI for this purpose.
> Last but not least, Gimp, but the latest Gimp releases seem to work for
> nobody on what ever distro. Apart from those few nearly unusable apps,
> anything else, GTK or Qt, seems to be stable.

It's been years since I used any theme on XFCE besides Arc-Dark, and 
even more years since any but Arc-Dark or Numix Frost, and I use Ardour 
and GIMP very often (though none of the other programs mentioned). Not 
only do they both work right now at relatively new versions (and I 
update the Arc themes as well), but they always have.

The only bug I've ever had specific to these themes was specific to 
*only* Arc, not Numix, in which Thunar's right-click menu behaved in 
various broken ways depending on the user. However, that bug was fixed 
when Thunar completely finished its transition to GTK3.

To make sure I'm not failing to meet any bug reproduction steps, here 
are my versions:
ardour 5.12-7
gimp 2.10.6-2
gtk-theme-arc-git 659.766ae1a-1
xfce4-session 4.12.1-8
xfdesktop 4.12.4-2
xfwm4 4.12.5-1
compton 2.0-2

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