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Topic: niceness issue on Fedora?

Fedora 25, trying to up niceness. Added to sudoers

Now get

nice -n -10 "Pianoteq 5 STAGE.lv2"/
nice: cannot set niceness: Permission denied
nice: ‘Pianoteq 5 STAGE.lv2/’: Permission denied

as root,

[root@localhost piano]# nice -n -10 "Pianoteq 5 STAGE.lv2"/
nice: ‘Pianoteq 5 STAGE.lv2/’: Permission denied

so it's not a sudoers issue?

Suggestions appreciated.

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Re: niceness issue on Fedora?

If I had to guess, it's because you're trying to launch a folder as a command. (there's a .so file in that .lv2 folder - this is a plugin version of Pianoteq to use with a host app that supports LV2 plugins)

If you're running Pianoteq as a standalone app, try:

sudo nice -n -10 "Pianoteq 5"

If you're running Pianoteq as a plugin, try launching the plugin host app (Ardour, Qtractor, Carla?) with the different nice value.

Last edited by lem18 (23-03-2017 12:33)

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Re: niceness issue on Fedora?

I haven't tried Fedora, but on the debian derived distributions, there may be a problem with the spaces between the words. Have you tried to rename for example "Pianoteq 5 STAGE" as "Pianoteq5STAGE" ?

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Re: niceness issue on Fedora?

stamkorg wrote:

I haven't tried Fedora, but on the debian derived distributions, there may be a problem with the spaces between the words. Have you tried to rename for example "Pianoteq 5 STAGE" as "Pianoteq5STAGE" ?

I cd into the unzipped directory then use the quoted value of the name (rather than shorten it).

cd /installation/piano
nice -n-10 "/installation/piano/Pianoteq 5 STAGE"

since nice is root only, I tried using sudoer, but then (guess) the xterminal issue arises.
I'm puzzled how it worked previously, same script.