Install and configure Jack audio server in Linux

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Apt-get or yum can be used to install Jack daemon.

~]# yum install apt-get
~]# yum install yum

 

You will also want to install qjackctl to have a graphical tool to control jack.

~]# apt-get install qjackctl
~]# yum install qjackctl

 

After install, the whereis command can be used to determine where the Jack controller is located. In this example, the Jack controller is located at /usr/bin/qjackctl.

~]# whereis jackd
qjackctl: /usr/bin/qjackctl . . .

 

Launch the jack controller, and the graphical controller should be displayed.

~]# /usr/bin/qjackctl

 

Click start, and ensure "Started" is displayed.

 

Select connect, and the input and output audio interfaces being used by your PC should be displayed.

 

Following are addtional packages that you may want to also install.

~]# apt-get install pulseaudio-module-jack
~]# apt-get install pulseaudio

~]# yum install pulseaudio-module-jack
~]# yum install pulseaudio

 

 



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October 22nd, 2017 by Jack
No package pulseaudio-module-jack available


October 22nd, 2017 by Jeremy (moderator)
If you are on a Debian based system, "apt-cache search pulseaudio" or "apt-cache search pulseaudio-module-jack" can be used to search for the pulseaudio-module-jack package. If using a Red Hat based system, "yum search pulseaudio" can be used. If apt-get or yum cannot locate and install the pulseaudio-module-jack, this suggests that the repositories being used by apt or yum on your system is unable to locate the pulseaudio-module-jack package. In this scenario, you would either need to modify your repo, or install pulseaudio-module-jack package from an RPM (Red Hat) or Deb (Debian). Here is a link with some of the pulseaudio-module-jack RPMs: http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=pulseaudio-module-jack(x86-64). Here is a link to the Debian DEB: https://pkgs.org/download/pulseaudio-module-jack.