[ubuntu-studio-devel] Newbie at UbuntuStudio devel

brian at linuxsynths.com brian at linuxsynths.com
Tue Aug 18 21:31:41 UTC 2015


Yes, using the AVlinux iso might be an idea to try out. I
understand what you are saying about different hardware configurations
and finding the right "match", and I can believe that one kernel might
work better on one PC rather than another. It would be awesome if a
distro such as Ubuntu Studio had various kernels already available in
the repos, that one could install one-by-one and test out. That would
avoid a lot of work for those of us who don't know a lot about
compiling, etc. 


On Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:58:25 -0400, Mike
Holstein wrote: 

> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 3:20 AM, wrote:
>> Hi
>> I've been using Ubuntu Studio for about 3-4 years now,
and really enjoying it. I just did an install of 14.04 on my 32-bit
laptop, and as always, it installed and runs just fine. :) 
>> I had
a couple of questions I wanted to put out there: 
>> as I do
realtime audio work, I wanted to see my system's settings for realtime
performance. All looked fine, except that CPU was set at "ondemand"
rather than "performance." Is the performance setting no longer
important for RT use? 
>> Also, I noticed that a few applications
were quite old versions. For example, amSynth was a very old version,
AMS was also old. (I upgraded by adding the KXStudio repos, which is
more up-to-date in this regard.)
> this is really more of a support
question, not directly related to development. 
> that being said, you
might think as i know i have in the past, "why are there no definitive
guides on how to setup pro audio on linux?".. well, the issue is, it can
be quite specific to your hardware and personal needs. i say, try
different kernels, and see what facilitates the latency and
configuration you need (assuming the hardware supports it, in linux). i
will usually try quite a few live iso's before settling on what best
fits the needs i have, and what the hardware in question supports best.
one easy way for me to test an older realtime kernel is by using the
AVlinux live iso. this can let me see if it would even be worthwhile
trying to force a different kernel to be used with ubuntustudio. 
> keep
in mind, we dont support the KXstudio ppa's, or AVlinux here, so, if you
use those, or any other 3rd party sources, it'll be up to you, and the
source maintainers to provide support.. 
> i agree with, and also
disable CPU scaling.. if possible, i'll disable it in the bios, for
machines intended for audio production. 
> what hardware are you using?
what latency are you getting? and by doing what tasks? are you getting
> cheers! 
>> For the rest, all looks very good, elegant and
rock-solid! ;) 
>> brian 
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