[PlanetCCRMA] [PlanetCCRMANews] the Planet lands on Fedora 10

JOHN LYON jalyon at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 2 11:13:22 PST 2008


I've been struggling looking for a solution to this problem:

I have an NVidia GeForce 9500 GT video card
    (so I need to use nvidia drivers)
I want to use Ardour to do some multitrack recording.  
I'd like to use a realtime kernel
I need to use X (obviously)
I need to use jack (obviously).
I'd like to be able to use my Frontier Tranzport (my recording area and control booth are in two different rooms).

Right now I'm running CentOS, but I can re-install Fedora or any other Linux distro if need be.

My problem is that I can't seem to find a combination of realtime kernel, nvidia driver, and X that works without hanging.  This has put me a couple of weeks behind schedule, and I just don't seem to have an answer.  I don't seem to have a problem when I don't use the realtime kernels.  But I see lots of xruns with jack. Which brings up another question.  Can I make some decent multitrack recordings WITHOUT using the realtime kernel (I"m using a Pentium D dual-core CPU running at roughly .2.8 gigahertz, 2 gig of RAM).   Or do I HAVE to have the realtime kernel.  

Has anyone solved this riddle already?  Or do I just have to bite the bullet and buy a Mac?  Or use Windows?

I'm getting very tired to tweaking and experimenting, and I need to get back to playing music.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.


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