Maverick and RT

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Mon Sep 27 19:36:30 BST 2010

what chipset does it have?

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Brian David <beejunk at> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Scott Lavender <scottalavender at>wrote:
>> Brian,
>> A few thoughts about the -rt kernel.
>> My understanding is that the -rt kernel is a product of the -generic
>> kernel with a -rt patch that is provide from upstream.  Ingo NMolnar use to
>> make the patch, but I believe someone, or a couple of someones, make it
>> now.  It should be noted that this patch was neither created nor available
>> for all released kernel versions.
>> This yields trouble keeping the kernel versions in Ubuntu Studio and
>> Ubuntu aligned, which is desirable to many, many peoples and groups.
>> Therefore, the official decision was to remove the -rt kernel was removed
>> from the official archives (repositories).
>> However, we are working towards getting the -lowlatency kernel into the
>> official archives and hope to have that as the default installed kernel in
>> Ubuntu Studio.
>> That being said, many people still prefer the -rt kernel, among these I
>> believe firewire audio interface users are the primary audience.
>> As noted, Alessio has a PPA with the -rt kernel, which appears to be
>> version 2.6.33.  I should note that the kernel is maverick is 2.6.35, so
>> using the -rt kernel from Alessio's PPA may yield better performance but
>> with the loss of some hardware drivers and other improvements.  This may not
>> be a problem from some people, but it should be noted so that people are
>> aware of the possibility.
>> Finally, you might have experienced optimal (or at least satisfactory)
>> results with the previous -rt kernel.  This may have been the 2.6.31 -rt
>> kernel.  I contrast this with the 2.6.33 -rt kernel currently in Alessio's
>> PPA.
>> I hope this provides some useful information.
>> If you have further questions, or if anyone has corrections to anything I
>> said, please reply.
>> Regards,
>> ScottL
> That all makes sense.  I'll do some more testing with Alessio's kernels and
> see if I can get them to work well.
> Mike, I have been able to get this particular MacBook to run very solid in
> the past, so I know it's possible.
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