Reinstalling fresh

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at
Thu Apr 28 23:13:46 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM, tommy <allornothin.tommy at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone knew what the most stable setup (Ubuntu
> Studio version, Jack'd version, Ardour version) would be for using
> primarily Ardour.
> I have been recording large sessions (30-40 tracks) for about 3 months
> with Studio 10.04 and the 2.6.31-9 rt kernel and have been having
> issue's with ardour and jackd crashing what seems like randomly. I
> haven't been able to reproduce it. It doesn't matter if it is a giant
> session or a small session I will get a segmentation fault anywhere
> between 10 minutes to 4 hours. Sometimes several in a row and
> sometimes not at all for an entire 5 hour recording session. I am
> using 2 mackie onyx 1640's via onboard firewire on a Dell studio
> (desktop) with a 2.33 Ghz quad core and 6 gig's of DDR2. Also an
> Nvidia 9800 GTX. I'm just not sure where to go to fix my stability
> problems. I don't know if it is my firewire chipset or the drivers I'm
> using. I read somewhere that using nvidia drivers could cause the
> problems. Maybe my harddrives are to slow? I am willing to go to a
> barebones install if need be. I don't need the install to do anything
> but record in ardour and master in jammin. It just looks really bad
> when I am recording a band and I have to tell them to hold on while I
> restart ardour or the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Thank you!
> Tommy
> check your firewire chipset, and also run in a terminal

cat /proc/interrupts

and see what devices are sharing IRQ settings...

i have ubuntu 10.04 and i have started using the KXstudio ppa's with it...
however, even before that, with your same sofware setup, and a P4 with a gig
of ram, i had a very stable firewire rig using a texas instruments chipset,
and a presonus firepod... i have a faster machine now, but still, its
running 10.04 and with any kernel, its stable... check on those couple
things, and lets go from there

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