On 03/04/2011 11:09 AM, Renato wrote:
I'm missing something here - other than adding 2 lines
to /etc/security/limits.conf what other terminal black magic is needed
in order to run a fairly general (DAW + synths) linux audio environment?
it's more a case of 'endless iterative tweaking'
I for one have had issues with xruns since upgrading Jack and Ubuntu
(I know, don't say it)
and certain apps cause xruns in differing amounts
Yoshimi is unusable VLC still a problem, while Ardour, Phasex and Pd
seem less problematic
haven't tested all my audio apps on my laptop but...
I have spent way, way too much time tweaking
/etc/security/limits.conf && /etc/security/audio.conf
plus messing around with the priority/frames settings in Jack
this is not a 'set and forget' sort of thing (for me at least)
since params live in multiple places and are non-orthogonal - it's
been like playing whack-a-mole
there are some docs online which walk one through the process of
optimizing a system for audio and setting up Jack but so far I'm
still not able to arrive at a combination of settings that bring my
system to xruns=0