Daniel James wrote:
> Hi Ralf,
>> After I edited "@audio - unlimited" I didn't get the message "cannot
>> lock down memory for RT thread (Cannot allocate memory)" Anyway,
>> Rosegarden is fine for 64 Studio against this message, but it might be
>> better not to get it.
> Thanks for the report - setting memlock to unlimited means that your
> audio applications get to use all the system's memory, which is
> probably OK for a DAW. In practical use, I haven't experienced a
> system completely running out of memory this way, but that's perhaps
> because I make sure there is enough RAM fitted to avoid swapping to disc.
Yes, I only have 1920MB of RAM and the swap is unused. With memlock
commented out nothing seems to be different to an active memlock, but it
might be better to set a memlock, maybe PAM or what has to do with
limits.conf will need such settings in the future to work correct. 64
Studio and Suse aren't only DAWs, but I didn't run into troubles with
non-audio applications while memlock is set to unlimited, like it's
recommended on Jack's homepage. I still have troubles with audio Linux
... OT: At the moment I'm making a Song with Suse's Rosegarden,
timing is fine, but Rosegarden sounds static like less good sequencers
do, after some circle playing with an LADSPA FX it crashes etc. ...
anyway, I will see if I can make a groove by using the event editor.
Cubase and even Reaper are much better than Linux sequencers, more
stable and comfortable. Sadly that Reaper with wine has to much jitter
to make music with. However, I'm lucky that making music with Linux is
working at the moment. If 64 Studio 3.0 won't be published in brevity,
I'll reinstall 64 Studio 2.1 again, because I lost some applications
because of dependencies by the upgrade to Lenny for my actual
installation of 64 Studio.
64 Studio is the best audio Linux by default. My actual Suse isn't a
JAD, because JAD isn't up to date, I had to set everything myself and
reading about Ubuntu Studio, users seems to have too much troubles with
it. There are some very strange Linux out there, like Dynebolic, with an
absolute idiotic idea, called nesting.
Thank you for 64 Studio. The only drawback is the KDE < 3.5.9
making music with Linux won't keep ready some evil surprises, I won't
install a Windows. I hope Rosegarden will become a more state of the art
sequencer or that Ardour's sequencer will have the features sequencers
have since the end of the 80ies.
I have to say that Reaper running on wine was much more stable and
effective than Rosegarden is ... if there wouldn't be the jitter.
All in all I will live with some week points, because Linux and
applications are FOSS and if more people will become fine with audio
Linux, there will be more people to advance the quality of audio Linux.
One advantage of audio Linux at the moment might be, that e.g. Windows
can't access 4 or more GB RAM, as far as I know.
I will make music now, to compose the first two beats I needed more than
24 hours ;D, I guess now I'm able to work more efficient.
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