[PlanetCCRMA] Re: FC3 ccrma runs very very slow.

Bal Dobe baldobe2000@yahoo.de
Sun Feb 19 14:35:02 2006

I have just installed the audio apps on my non ccrma FC3 install and I
can get rosegarden to work, I get no problems with system crawl.  

Ok I can not get any sound out because the sound server is not running
but things seem to be working.

That leads me to the question, 

Can I install the ccrma audio apps on my normal FC4 install, without
having to install the ccrma kernel?

-----Original Message-----
From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
[mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU] On Behalf Of David Slimp
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 6:47 PM
To: Bal Dobe
Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Subject: [PlanetCCRMA] Re: FC3 ccrma runs very very slow.

So, you DO get some output from the card (good - vol settings are up),
but that means you're saying that some apps are not producing sound?
Which ones?  Are you sure you've got them set up with proper outputs?

CPU usage of 66% is MUCH to high, I'd say.  Are you getting this while
you are running some audio app?  Or is it that high all the time with no
specific audio app running?
.. what is given with (as root):  lsof | grep "snd"

X running at 25% seems high to me also... and of course, added
together, that's 91% !  .. so yes.. your system is crawling. :(

the above 'lsof' command should help show what app(s) are using
that sound module and heavy system resources.  If possible, try
a few different sound apps and see if they are lighter on the system.
If it's only 1 app (perhaps 2), then contact their devel team.  If it's
many (all) sound apps, then it could be a driver/hardware compatibility

... since your hardware seems to already be experiencing compatibility
issues, that would not surprise me too much, but no fun for you.

Good luck


On 2/19/06, Bal Dobe <baldobe2000@yahoo.de> wrote:
> Yes, I booted into the ccrma kernel David.
> Top shows
> 66% of CPU for snd-ak4114/0
> 25% for X
> free shows
> total 1035324
> used 278212
> free 757112
> swap 2031608
> Ok I can get sound out if I type play /usr/share/sounds/file.wav
> Hope that you can help, if not then enjoy your trip.
> Bal
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Slimp [mailto:rock808@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 1:55 PM
> To: Bal Dobe
> Cc: planetccrma@ccrma.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: FC3 ccrma runs very very slow.
> I don't know about the ata3/4 errors.
> When I was running FC3, smartd was failing for me also.
> I ignored it.
> You say you've "loaded" the ccrma kernel.
> I take it you mean that you've booted in to it, rather than
> just installing it, but still running in the original FC3 kernel?
> the "play" command I gave in the original "DAW in 2 hours"
> post should still work... if all your proper mixer volume settings
> are up, but it sounds like you've done that, so I think
> someone more knowledgeable is going to have to answer that.
> Sounds like other things are wrong too, if your system is
> just crawling along.  What does 'top' show as your top
> CPU hogs?  What does 'free' show as your free RAM/swap?
> I'm going to be out of town all this next week, with poor
> email access, so won't be much help until the following week.
> Good luck !
> David
> On 2/19/06, Bal Dobe <baldobe2000@yahoo.de> wrote:
> > Ok I have wiped all the FC4 installs and installed FC3.
> >
> > FC3 works ok on its own although I do get
> >
> > Ata3 failed to respond timed out 30 secs
> > Ata4 failed to respond timed out 30 secs
> >
> > During boot and I also get
> >
> > Smartid     [failed]
> >
> > Anyhow, I loaded the ccrma kernel  2.6.10-2.11.rhfc3.ccma
> >
> > And this runs painfully slowly.  Every action seems to take ages and
> > am sure it is not running correctly.
> >
> > I also get no sound output from it.
> >
> > I have run alsamixer and turned everything up, I also turned the
> volume
> > up on the volume control on the top right corner.
> >
> > I try to play sound from Applications>system settings>soundcard
> > detection.
> >
> >
> > I shall wait for you guys to respond before I go ahead any further
> > install the audio apps.
> >
> > Bal Dobe
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