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0008797ardourbugspublic2022-04-16 00:46
Reporterboulangerie afr Assigned Topaul  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
PlatformUbuntuOSLinuxOS Version(any)
Product Version6.9 
Summary0008797: Problem loading color profile
DescriptionDear All,

I am not sure whether this is a real issue of Ardour or rather something that needs to be addressed at the level of the OS, but I wasn't sure where to post, and I didn't want to leave it unattended.
I run Ardour 6.9.0 from the Ubuntu packages. When I start it up, it gets stuck while loading a color profile:

WARNING: Your system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory!
         This might cause Ardour to run out of memory before your system runs
         out of memory. You can view the memory limit with 'ulimit -l', and it
         is normally controlled by /etc/security/limits.conf

Ardour6.9.0~ds0~ubuntu (built using 6.9.0~ds0~ubuntu-0ubuntu1~ubuntu20.04.1~ppa1 and GCC version 9.3.0)
Ardour: [INFO]: Your system is configured to limit Ardour to 1048576 open files
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading system configuration file /etc/ardour6/system_config
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading user configuration file /home/johannes/.config/ardour6/config
Ardour: [INFO]: CPU vendor: GenuineIntel
Ardour: [INFO]: AVX-capable processor
Ardour: [INFO]: AVX with FMA capable processor
Ardour: [INFO]: CPU brand: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Ardour: [INFO]: Using AVX and FMA optimized routines
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading plugin meta data file /usr/share/ardour6/plugin_metadata/plugin_tags
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading default ui configuration file /etc/ardour6/default_ui_config
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading 452 MIDI patches from /usr/share/ardour6/patchfiles
Ardour: [INFO]: Loading color file /usr/share/ardour6/themes/dark-ardour.colors

From there, there is no escape except killing the process. Workaround for me was to rename the file dark-ardour.colors (ardour eventually realizes it doesn't exist and loads another color theme).
I noticed that this issue has appeared in the past already, though a while ago, on other systems and apparently with Ardour 5. See eg.
The proposed solutions in these cases, involving messing with the GTK settings, didn't work for me.
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2022-04-16 00:45

administrator   ~0026391

This is a known bug in GTK+2, and it will never be fixed (GTK+2 has been end-of-life'd).

Our official build of Ardour does not have this problem (we explicitly prohibit loading system GTK rc files). If you want this fixed in the Ubuntu package, you would need to talk to the Ubuntu packagers.


2022-04-16 00:46

administrator   ~0026392

Packaging error; problem does not occur with builds.


2022-04-16 00:46

viewer   ~0026393

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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-18 08:21 boulangerie afr New Issue
2022-04-16 00:45 paul Note Added: 0026391
2022-04-16 00:46 paul Assigned To => paul
2022-04-16 00:46 paul Status new => resolved
2022-04-16 00:46 paul Resolution open => no change required
2022-04-16 00:46 paul Note Added: 0026392
2022-04-16 00:46 anonymous Note Added: 0026393
2022-04-16 00:46 anonymous Status resolved => closed