How to Fix “could not find symbol with name jack_get version string” in Bitwig

I’m running Arch Linux and ran a clean install of Bitwig through the Arch user repository.

yay -S bitwig-studio

When I launched Bitwig, I was unable to use Jack because of the error “could not find symbol with name jack_get version string.” I Googled around and couldn’t find anything, but I remembered that a long time ago when I was trying to get FL Studio to work under Linux, it didn’t work with Jack – it only worked with Jack2. The same appeared to be true for Bitwig, because the command

sudo pacman -S jack2

Appeared to fix it. That being said, I can’t seem to get Jack under Bitwig to play well with my equipment, so I’m gonna stick to ALSA for now.

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