kernel question

David Adler at
Tue Apr 8 20:48:50 BST 2008

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 8:44 PM, altern <altern2 at> wrote:
> hi
>  i have an up to date Ubuntu Studio system, i am a bit confused about
>  which kernel i should boot my system with 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 or
>  2.6.22-14-generic?

For audio work you should always boot the multimedia-kernel to make
sure your audio-apps  can nicely work in realtime without xruns
occurring in Jack, especially when CPU-usage runs high.

The advantage of the generic kernel is IMHO lower power consumption,
which is relevant on Laptops but apart from that the multimedia-kernel
works fine for all tasks.

You might have a look at this thread
where a similar question was discussed in more depth.

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