Re: [[ecasound] multiple chain problem]

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Subject: Re: [[ecasound] multiple chain problem]
From: Kai Vehmanen (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 00:49:49 EEST

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Phil Freeman wrote:

> I got no response to this email so i'll include some more
> information, I'v tried it on Slackware 7.0,7.1, and 8.0 ( sorry i
> don't run redhat ). and everytime i try multitrack recording it
> freezes here with 100%cpu utilization:

The additional info you posted was indeed helpful. The following seems
awfully close to your situation (freezing if '-a:something' on
command-line, Slackware 7.x). Let me know if --disable-ncurses works for

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:43:43 +0200 (EET)
From: Kai Vehmanen <>
Subject: Re: ecasound freezing when adding chains


Although it has taken over half a year, the problem is now located. :) It
seems that libncurses is the problem source. The latest ecasound packages
(1.9dev2) contain a new '--disable-ncurses'. By compiled this way,
ecasound will work even on out-of-the-box slackware boxes.

> I've just started playing with ecasound and think it will be great if I
> can get it to work. I appear to be having the same problem as others so
> thought I would send you some debug info in the hopes that it would help
> you track it down.
> I'm running Slackware 7.0 but I upgraded my library to try and get this
> run. I've tried compiling both ecasound-1.7.9r13 and ecasound-1.8.0d14
> against libncurses 4.2 and 5.1 but get the same problem. Linux kernel
> 2.2.16.
> (gdb) r -a:main -i rhythm.wav -o alsa,0,0
> Starting program: /usr/local/bin/ecasound_debug -a:main -i rhythm.wav -o
> alsa,0,0
> Program received signal SIGINT, Interrupt.

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