How to Use Jack And Pulseaudio At The Same Time On Ubuntu

Setting up Jack to work with Pulseaudio has been really easy since Ubuntu 16.04 and beyond. I’ve used this same method with 18.04.1 and it works great! The reason you may want to do this is so you can still browse the web, hear youtube vids, or run non-jack compatible programs (and be able to hear them) while you still have jack running.

First just make sure you have jack and qjackctrl installed with: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install qjackctrl

Then, without jack running, run the command sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-jack

Then log out and back in, launch qjackctrl and see/hear the magic happen!


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