new to Ubuntu Studio

Alf Haakon Lund alf at
Tue Jan 29 10:26:20 UTC 2013

Welcome to Ubuntu Studio!

I'm running 12.10 on a Toshiba Sattelite p850 with an i7 processor and 6 
GB RAM. Initially I installed the 64-bit 12.04, but didn't like some 
aspects of Thunar and met with some instability issues.

After switching to 32-bit 12.10 everything's been stable and my only 
troubles were with understanding how to properly configure and run jack 
(which is not the fault of Ubuntu Studio!)

I hear (actually, I read) about Pulse Audio causing many people 
headaches, but after I found "my recipe" I didn't meet with any 
recording obstacles except being to busy...

What I do is make sure to start jack (with qjackctl) first thing after 
boot. Then in the pulse audio volume control I switch off built-in-audio 
and set jack sink as fallback for both playback and recording. This 
works like a charm with Roland's Edirol UA-25EX USB audio capture and 
Ardour, though I didn't put my setup to very demanding tests (only 
recording one channel at a time and doing some basic editing so far).

Good luck!


On 28. jan. 2013 20:38, jack wallen wrote:
> Hello all!
> I just joined this list and am about to embark on using Ubuntu Studio. I'm
> a long time Linux/Ubuntu user, but now do a lot of audio recording
> (specifically, audio books).
> I'm migrating from Ubuntu 12.10 because of a horrible issue with
> pulseaudio I hope will not rear it's ugly head in Ubuntu Studio. The issue
> is the dreaded "skipping" problem.
> Currently I have the Live version running (and waiting to pull the trigger
> until I have a bit more information).
> Has anyone experienced the dreaded skipping in Ubuntu Studio? I'm using
> the onboard Intel graphics chip with an i5 processor. I plan on installing
> the 64bit version.
> Also -- and I'm sure this is a touchy subject -- does it cause any issue
> if installing either Unity or GNOME 3?
> Thank you so much for any information you can offer.
> Jack

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