Has someone managed to get jibri working on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have just realized that Jibri is not compatible by design with Ubuntu 18.04…
Has anyone found a workaround for that (one that does not require rolling back to old, rusty kernels) ?

For now I guess I will be running a 16.04 VM with GPU passthrough on my server to do some test… But I sure hope that 18.04 support is in the short-term road-map as 16.04 is nearing end-of-life and will fall in ESM soon!

I’m not so familiar with installing and configuring jibri … but we are running it on 18.04, why it would not be compatible?

Because of the ALSA loopback, at first…

Then this is a fair warning:

And finally, some research led me to believe that it will not work on 5.x.x kernels…

Well, maybe that doc needs an update. And probably you are right about the 5.x.x kernel, I don’t know. I see we run it with 4.x.x.

Would rolling back the kernel hurt the rest of the Jitsi Install?

Should not, I think …

I’m running Jibri on Ubuntu 20.04 though; aside from some occasional hiccups and some quality issues I personally want to fine-tune, it’s running just fine.