Real-time kernel?

Marc R.J. Brevoort mrjb at
Fri Sep 17 10:08:42 BST 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, ttoine at wrote:

> I participated to the UDS of november 2006 for helping to
> "clear the sound mess in Ubuntu". It's great to see that finally, 4
> years later, after several trials, etc... it is quite ok in Ubuntu!

It's slowly getting there. But I must say my recent experiences
switching from ubuntustudio 8.04 to (plain) ubuntu 10.4 so far
have been "suboptimal".

Warning- rant follows. More constructive comments after that.


I'm programmer for a living, have been into Linux audio for over
6 years now, have owned my own sound studio, have written audio
software that's used by a few thousand users.

After 2 weeks of tweaking and tuning my new system, things *still*
don't work as they should (i.e on my system at the moment they're
good enough for "consumer use" but near useless for anything
slightly resembling studio work). Needless to say, I'm getting
bloody frustrated- starting to think I should never have tried
upgrading from 8.04 in the first place.

Now imagine what "normal" users would think.


I want to contribute, though- I'd love to see Linux being the
prime OS for audio production. I don't want to take on the
burden of rewriting the whole sound stack from scratch.

But Toine, if you have any documentation on how stuff is
*supposed* to be set up, I'll gladly test-drive it.


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