[PlanetCCRMA] Fedora 1 or 2

Mark Knecht markknecht@comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 11:49:02 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 10:26, Steve Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 10:11:41AM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > I've also installed FC2 on my studio desktop machine (I was feeling daring
> > > :) and thats running well too. A bit better than it was in 2.4 infact.
> > > It's an Athlon + via chipset + nvidia + hammerfall.
> > > 
> > > For people playing with the IRQ threading stuff or using laptops I have a
> > > script that tries to intelligently turn on/off the 2.6 realtime features:
> > > http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~swh/rtsettings
> > 
> >    Can you say at this point that with FC2 and the newest Jack 0.99-x
> > that you arent having any *major* problems? On my machines, and
> > apparently a number of other folks judging by the list trafic here and
> > elsewhere over the last week or so, it seems that something is going on.
> I'm using jack 0.98.0 (CCRMA) on both machines, so I cant comment on
> wether 0.99 will work or not. 0.98 appears to be working well though - I
> accidentally left a copy of ardour + jamin + jack-rack + meterbridge
> looping in my studio for about a week, when I got back there were only 4
> or 5 xruns at 256 samples/period, which seems good to me. When playing
> with that setup for half an hour or so I couldn't make it xrun.
> >    I'm hesitant to keep jumping around between distros but I'm not able
> > to make the realtime-lsm stuff work for me under Gentoo and I have an
> > upcoming recording gig i 4 weeks or so where I'm truly interested in
> > taking Ardour on the road so I need my laptop working better than it is
> > right now.
> I feel your pain :) All I can say is Works For Me.
> - Steve

Thanks Steve,
   Those are indeed very good results. I'd be happy to get 2x the number
of xruns in my case. That would be a very manageable setup for a remote
recording rig. I can run larger latencies when doing live recording.

   I've resized and moved partitions to make room for FC2. (I see there
is now and FC3?) ;-) Downloading the thing is a monster. Maybe it will
finish up 3-4 hours from now according to the download manager. We'll
see. After that an install and then lots of bandwidth demands on
Fernando's server. we'll see how it goes.