[PlanetCCRMA] Audigy Latency Issues

Mark Knecht markknecht@gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 16:35:02 2005

   Hi & wecome.

   As an ex-KDE user I can tell you I had a huge number of xrun
problems with that Window manager the last time I used it. (Over 3
years ago now) In leaving KDE I tried Gnome which didn't work much
better at the time and finally settled on fluxbox for a couple of
years. fluxbox is one os a number of very light weight WM's out there
- fluxbox, openbox, blackbox, etc. are all probably very good options
for Linux audio, but may be far too minimalistic for someone just
coming over from Windows. A number of LAU types running Ardour, etc.,
use it as did I for quite awhile.

   Today I'm a Gnome user and am mostly pretty happy. It has a
reasonable mixture of iconish things like Windows would but runs far
fewer processes than KDE. You might give Gnome a try.

   It's also possible that you're looking at some sort of machine
configuration issue also. We could look into that if you continue to
have problems after trying some different WM's.

Good luck,

P.S. - no help from me on the ReBirth/Rosegarden question.

On 9/2/05, Benjamin Hardy <drycellbattery@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> I'm not at my computer right now, but I've had a heck
> of a time getting my computer running without xruns.
> I'm running an athlon xp2600 with 1.5gig ram, ati
> radeon 9200se, audigy, 200 gig hard drive, and a dvd
> burner. I'm using kde 3.4 but I also have xfce 4.2,
> qjackctl reports xruns on both desktops. Normally I
> run rosegarden, zynaddsubfx, and hydrogen. I hook up a
> yamaha usb midi keyboard too. I can't remember the
> number of xruns off hand right now but it's alot, and
> audio gets distorted. I vaguely remember someone
> saying that an audigy card is limited to a latency
> setting of 512 but it's not positive. Are there any
> audigy users here that have had to really struggle to
> get decent performance out it? I wish I could upgrade
> to a maudio card now, but college life in Toronto
> prohibits that. Oh, my mainboard allows me to have
> reasonable control over my irq and pci latency
> settings. My card is on irq 10 by itself and all cards
> latency are set to 64.
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