[LAU] Ubuntu slowing down when using Ardour

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Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:08 pm

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Hello everyone,

I have been running into an issue over the past couple of months with
Ardour and Ubuntu.
When using Ardour intensively in Ubuntu for a couple of hours (switching
between songs, doing recordings and mixing, etc), Ubuntu slows down
dramatically. By Ubuntu I assume the couple Unity/Compiz - Alt+Tab takes
seconds to appear and react to commands, the Ubuntu Dash becomes horribly
slow and the only thing I can do is reboot the machine. In the mean time,
Ardour and other software are still running pretty much ok. Checking the
processes, Compiz and X are the ones using the processor a lot.

This doesn't seem to happen with any other software but Ardour (I'm using
Hydrogen or SuperCollider a lot), and I did a few tests with Gnome3, there
it seems to be ok.

My setup is as follows:
- Ardour3 Beta5
- Ubuntu 12.10 64bit
- Using the Radeon open driver (FGLRX creates a lot of xruns)

Now, I am not trying to start a conversation "Should I use Compiz when
playing music" or "Ubuntu is crap, what else should I use?" :)
I like Ubuntu, I like Unity and I like Ardour3!

I am just checking if other people are experiencing the same issue, if
there is a solution to this problem, what additional testing I should do or
what additional information I should provide.

Finally, if it is a bug, where should it be reported? Is this an Ardour bug
as it seems only Ardour is making this problem happen, or is it an
Ubuntu/Unity bug as it is the application actually slowing down?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Hello everyone,=
I have been run=
ning into an issue over the past couple of months with Ardour and Ubuntu.
When using Ardou=
r intensively in Ubuntu for a couple of hours (switching between songs, doi=
ng recordings and mixing, etc), Ubuntu slows down dramatically. By Ubuntu I=
assume the couple Unity/Compiz - Alt+Tab takes seconds to appear and react=
to commands, the Ubuntu Dash becomes horribly slow and the only thing I ca=
n do is reboot the machine. In the mean time, Ardour and other software are=
still running pretty much ok. Checking the processes, Compiz and X are the=
ones using the processor a lot.
This doesn't seem =
to happen with any other software but Ardour (I'm using Hydrogen or Sup=
erCollider a lot), and I did a few tests with Gnome3, there it seems to be =
ok.
My setup is as follows=
:- Ardour3=
Beta5
- Ubuntu 12.10 6=
4bit- Usin=
g the Radeon open driver (FGLRX creates a lot of xruns)
Now, I=
am not trying to start a conversation "Should I use Compiz when playi=
ng music" or "Ubuntu is crap, what else should I use?" :)
I like Ubuntu, I=
like Unity and I like Ardour3!
I am just checking if other people are experiencing the same issue, if ther=
e is a solution to this problem, what additional testing I should do or =A0=
what additional information I should provide.
Finall=
y, if it is a bug, where should it be reported? Is this an Ardour bug as it=
seems only Ardour is making this problem happen, or is it an Ubuntu/Unity =
bug as it is the application actually slowing down?
Thanks in advance for =
the help!

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