asked Jul 28 '17 at 03:24 by cbfishes (51)

retagged Jul 30 '17 at 10:08

pakunoda (916)

I have Bitwig 1.3.15 on my KXStudio (Ubuntu-ish) and it has been running perfectly for quite some time.

Today I downloaded the 2.1 demo, and while it installs fine, I am not able to start the audio engine. I don't get any errors when I click it, even when running bitwig-studio from a terminal, it simply doesn't do anything.

I'm running JACK, all other JACK-enabled applications are working great.

I've tried removing (renaming) my ~/.Bitwig Studio folder thinking it could be some preferences issue. (When I run Bitwig 2.1 for the first time after that, a new ~/.Bitwig Studio folder is created, as I would expect.) I've also tried reinstalling the demo. No luck yet.

Any idea what could be causing this?

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Thanks everybody!! All your comments were very helpful! I was on 14.04 but just upgraded to 16.04 and bitwig 2.1.3 works great. Thanks so much!

  — (Aug 01 '17 at 14:22) cbfishes

Update: in the KVR forum thread mentioned above, I mentioned I could fix the problem on KXStudio by copying the libmvec file needed by Bitwig.

In short, I got the libc6 package here (I took the AMD64 version),

then extracted the into /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu and created a symbolic link on it, named

Bitwig's audio engine starts :-), and system wide, nothing broken to report so far. Hope this help you!


answered Aug 01 '17 at 10:33 by pakunoda (916)

Awesome, thanks!!

  — (Aug 01 '17 at 14:23) cbfishes

Well, I ran in the same trouble. I got a clue from user StudioDave here:

I think that KXStudio, being based on Ubuntu 14, does not provide the libmvec library required by Bitwig Studio from version 2.1.2

I have two solutions: stick to Bitwig 2.1.1 that runs fine in KXStudio, otherwise move to a more recent debian-like distribution and use the KXStudio repositories.


answered Jul 30 '17 at 20:55 by pakunoda (916)

To get it to work "out of the box", you are supposed to be on Ubuntu 16.04 or later. Before 2.1.2 it still worked on my 14.04 installation.

After copying the two files to the right directory, as described by pakunoda further up, Bitwig runs again on my 14.04 installation.


answered Aug 01 '17 at 04:47 by Cyler (286)

edited Aug 03 '17 at 12:20

Aha! Thanks!

  — (Aug 01 '17 at 14:22) cbfishes

On Debian Jessie, installing the libc6 package coming from Stretch resolves the problem.


answered Aug 26 '17 at 01:21 by yomguy (31)

+1 working, on KX 14.04... thanks


answered Sep 15 '17 at 13:50 by Blindekinder (81)

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