It's about time I finally upgrade my studio machine from UbuntuStudio
8.04. I loaded US 10.04 on a test machine, and was able to run qjackctl,
jackd, and ardour briefly, but then got scared off by another thread here
talking about broken FFADO and nasty interactions with PulseAudio. I also
ran into a bug in xorg that affects any motif-based applications
(right-click context menus don't work, and result in a virtual lock-up)
I'm following the 'distribution usage' thread, looking for the current
'best option', as I have a recording gig scheduled for next Thursday, and
I'd like to be able to validate a new install on my test machine, then
perform another install on the studio laptop before then. There aren't
enough hours in the day...
Currently the test system is loaded with Fedora 12 + CCRMA. My first
attempt to start jack returned some error messages, so I edited
/etc/security/limits.conf as requested, added myself to the audio group,
installed the RT+PAE kernel from the CCRMA repository, rebooted, and tried
it again. Now when I try to start jack from qjackctl (with defaults
only), it quickly results in qjackctl aborting, leaving jack zombified and
Any hints on how to get around this, or do I simply blow it away and try
the next distro on the list(www.linux-sound.org/distro.html), which looks
like it might be AVLinux?
I have past experience with Redhat and SuSe, and for the past three years,
almost exclusively Ubuntu variants, so I'm trying to focus on .deb or
.rpm -based distros.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
"As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our
safety and our ideals."
-President Barack Obama 20 Jan 2009
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