UbuntuStudio controls redesign
ricardolameiro at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 16:17:42 BST 2010
I order to UScontrols to address all of this settings, we should post at the
wiki page the links for the future redesign.
If averyone can post links to tutorials, scripts, HOW TOs or processes to
configure the computer for audio performance. The most info we gather the
I will try to edit Scott wiki page for USControls.
2010/3/30 Brian David <beejunk at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Fritz Meissner <meissner.fritz at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On 30 March 2010 06:17, Brian David <beejunk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Fritz Meissner <
>> meissner.fritz at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> Secondly, I have recently seen rather exasperated comments (from
>> >> someone that I respect as an authority) that the mystique surrounding
>> >> "nice" settings is misplaced and that it has virtually nothing to do
>> >> with audio performance. If this is the case, then should that setting
>> >> not be removed from the Controls ?
>> > I'd be interested to hear these comments, because from my understanding,
>> > niceness has a lot to do with audio performance. Or, more generally, it
>> > a lot to with the performance of any process. By setting the niceness
>> > programs run by users in the Audio group to -19, you are letting the
>> > know that those programs take precedence over most others when deciding
>> > to allocate CPU resources. How would this not help performance? If
>> this is
>> > misguided, then it would definitely be good to know.
>> > --
>> > -Brian David
>> The comments I was remembering are in the following two posts on the
>> Linux Audio User mailing list :
>> I don't have the expertise to evaluate them, but there are enough
>> knowledgeable people on LAU that I would have expected the comments to
>> be shot down if they were out of line (they weren't).
>> I noticed in those posts that they regard rtprio as the critical
>> setting - should this be included in Studio Controls ?
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> Hard to argue with Paul Davis. :)
> Okay, so it's good to hear that Studio Control should eventually be able to
> configure the rtprio settings. Something that I am always needing to do on
> my Ubuntu Studio systems is manually setting the priorities of certain
> real-time threads (as described on this page:
> http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Low_latency_howto, down at the
> Thread Priorities section. Coincidentally one of the many pages that
> suggests adjusting the nice settings). Without doing this, I get an
> unusable amount of x-runs with the rt-kernel, and it works wonderfully after
> they are set. Can Ubuntu Studio Controls be made to set these thread
> priorities? That would be lovely.
> -Brian David
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