[PlanetCCRMA] SB Live (ca0106) and hundreds of xrun messages

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Feb 8 12:14:01 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 23:39 -0600, David Slimp wrote:
> Thanks, Fernando...
> I think I had several issues (and still may have more soon),
> but your suggestions got me to try a few more things.
> I finally ended up with qjackctl settings of
>  Frames/Period = 512
>  Sample Rate = 48000
>  Periods/Buffer = 3
>  Audio = Playback only (BIGGEST FACTOR)
> giving me a latency of 32msec
> and qjackctl messages like:
>         load = 6.4089 max usecs: 682.000, spare = 9984.000
> I have no idea if this is good or not, but at least I'm now
> able to play a song with hydrogen and use my external
> midi keyboard and qsynth.
> I'm now mostly worried what the "playback only"
> is going to mean for me.
> Next test will be to see what I can do with ardour,
> and rosegarden (which I've never been able to get
> working due to "rosegarden can't start sequencer").

For this one try running:
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/alsasound start
that should load the sequencer module as well... (this is on fc3,

You can make this permanent with:
  /sbin/chkconfig alsasound on

-- Fernando