Re: [linux-audio-user] live music with linux

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] live music with linux
From: Frank Barknecht (
Date: Sat Jul 24 2004 - 15:55:27 EEST

Florin Andrei hat gesagt: // Florin Andrei wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 06:55, Dave Griffiths wrote:
> > Before the gig I went through my cron jobs commenting them all out just in
> > case. slocate is particually annoying - I guess most people disable this
> > anyway - even with jack using such a large buffer, all the disk access caused
> > problems.
> slocate is always among the first packages i remove after installing a
> system. Have no use for it, and it is very annoying.

I do find locate a very practical tool, and it's not necessary to
remove it just because of live gigs. For my first (and only) Linux
live gig at the LAConf2 I just set up a dedicated performance
runlevel, where cron is stopped. This runlevel could also be used to
stop other annoying applications. "telinit 3" (or whatever number was
chosen) then puts me into this runlevel.

My gig at that time went very smooth, except for having to fix an
annoying ground loop by unplugging the power chord (DI box didn't
help). I did only use Pd in OSS mode to a Terratec USB device, no jack
or whatever. For me just having one single point of failure in Pd was
an important thing. As nice as freqtweak and jack and all these things
are, combined they could be risky. With my gig, as long as Pd kept up
nothing really could break. And I had hammered Pd while rehearsing for
the concert so I knew it would probably not crash with the patch I
used. BTW: to a traditionally trained musician like me it still feels
strange to do "laptop rehearsals". ;)

Oh: Dave, wonderful concert, very cool music. You should apply for
releases on major netlabels like Monotonik. ;)


 Frank Barknecht                               _ ______footils.org__

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