[PlanetCCRMA] New install report

Joseph Dell'Orfano fullgo at dellorfano.net
Sat May 3 06:35:14 PDT 2008

Hi everybody,

I have been quietly on this list for years, happily running a planet 
CCRMA box on FC2 with the older version of Ardour, an AMD CPU and a 
delta 1010LT. It has been working flawlessly for years which is why I 
decided to build a new workstation! After scouring this list and LAU, I 
built a machine with an Intel 6600 quad core processor on a Gigabyte 
GA-P35-DS4 P35 775 motherboard. (I kept it quiet by using a Scythe Ninja 
copper heatsink which lets me run without a CPU fan. My videocard is 
also fanless. I am using a modified Antec case from endpcnoise.com. This 
makes it nearly silent.) I upgraded soundcard with an RME multiface II 
and the hammerfall PCIe card.

So, I loaded FC8 (64 bit) and then went to town with the planet stuff. 
The RT kernel boots, but crashes soon after requiring full reboot. I 
read through a few threads and it appears that there are issues with the 
current realtime kernel, but a new kernel package is on its way. So now 
I am booting into the up to date stock kernel for now.

The current alsa package doesn't seem to work with my rme card. Again, 
there are postings about the 1.0.15 version not working with rme and the 
newest version of alsa (1.0.16) appears to fix this. I compiled this 
version from source for now, awaiting the updated packages. This works 
well now and I can get output through my card using aplayer.

At this point, I cannot get jack to connect to alsa, complaining that it 
cannot connect to outputs, cannot connect to inputs and cannot load alsa 
module. I will continue to tweak this and report back to the group. I 
suspect I may need to compile jack, although I am going to try jackdmp 

I will report back to the list as I progress. This hasn't gone as 
smoothly as my initial FC2 install years ago, but I'm sure I can get 
this figured out. Of course any input is appreciated. Since this is 
basically a test box now (I am still recording through FC2 box) I am 
more than willing to test out some bleeding edge packages if it will 
help the cause.

-Joe Dell'Orfano

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