[LAU] Looking for distro recommendation

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Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 6:52 pm

I've been running UbuntuStudio 8.04 with a self-compiled beta of jackd and
ffado. With the release of a new LTS version of UbuntuStudio, I thought
it might be about time I did an upgrade.
While my main audio machine is an AMD64 laptop, I built up some spare
parts into a machine to evaluate the new distro before commiting my main
hardware to it. I'm doing the testing on an old Socket A MB with an
Athlon MP 2100+ (1.6Ghz) and 2GB of RAM. I've got a Ti-based Firewire
card.
I've managed to get US 10.04 loaded and running. I had to swap around
video cards a bit, because my first choice would only start up in
'emergency recovery mode'. I ended up with a 128MB Radeon 9100, but it
seems to ba a little heat-sensitive, so I have to keep the cover off the
case if I don't want the video to go black unexpectedly...

Before I got far enough to even think about plugging in my firewire
interface, I'm seeing reports of bugs and mis-configurations both here
and on the FFADO-users list in US 9.10, that makes me think I should also
investigate Planet CCRMA, but then I discover yet another choice, whether
to overlay it on Fedora or Centos, and I see a new Fedora 13 is only days
away! Too many choices!

So hopefully without starting a religious war, can you share your
experiences, and advise me on what direction to go?

Ubuntustudio 10.04 and tweak until it works?
Planet CCRMA on fedora 12?
Wait for fedora 13? How long before Planet CCRMA will have a f13
repository?
Planet CCRMA on Centos 5.4?

--
Rick Green

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-Benjamin Franklin

"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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[LAU] Looking for distro recommendation, Rick Green, (Sun May 9, 6:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Looking for distro recommendation, Scott Ecker, (Mon May 10, 4:23 am)