JackTrip for Linux

Instructions for installing Jack and JackTrip

Installing Jack

Since JackTrip works with Jack, it is important that you install Jack before you install JackTrip. Jack should be available in a repository for your distribution. The following instructions are for Debian and RPM-based systems.

Ubuntu or other Debian-based systems:

QjackCtl is a GUI for Jack. Installing QjackCtl should include Jack as a dependency.

  1. To install QjackCtl, run the following from a terminal:

    sudo apt-get install qjackctl

  2. Say yes to the dependencies that it wants to install

Fedora or other RPM-based systems:

  1. To install QjackCtl, run the following from a terminal:

    sudo yum install qjackctl or sudo dnf install qjackctl

  2. Say yes to the dependencies that it wants to install

Installing JackTrip

Ubuntu or other Debian-based systems:

  1. Download the latest JackTrip package file
  2. Run the following command to install JackTrip:

    sudo dpkg -i jacktrip_1.1-1.deb

Fedora or other RPM-based systems:

  1. To install QjackCtl, run the following from a terminal:

    sudo yum install jacktrip or sudo dnf install qjackctl

  2. Say yes to the dependencies that it wants to install

Instructions for running Jack and JackTrip

Running Jack

  1. Run QJackCtl. It looks like this:

    QJackCtl

  2. Click on the Setup... button. You should see the Setup window:

    Jack Setup Window

  3. In the Setup window, make sure that alsa is selected as the Driver. You can also change the values for Frames/Period and the Sample Rate.

  4. Click the Start button. If Jack started, it should look like this:

    Jack Started

Running JackTrip

  1. Open a terminal window

  2. In the terminal, type jacktrip -s. If JackTrip is running, you should see the following in the terminal:

    JackTrip Terminal

  3. In the Jack window, click the Connect button. If JackTrip is running properly, you should see it in the Connections window:

    Jack Connections Window

  4. Type Ctrl-C to exit JackTrip