Re: [linux-audio-user] ubunto + realtime performance

From: Michal Seta <mis@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 17:14:00 EEST

Atte André Jensen <atte.jensen@email-addr-hidden> writes:

> Hi
> I'm currently running debian/unstable with my home-made-but-unpatched
> kernel 2.6.11-10, but is considering switching to ubunto.


> 1) How well will ubunto with stock kernel perform in realtime (csound)
> compared to debian with hand-made-but-unpatched kernel?

I don't think there will be any difference. I have installed ubuntu
on a machine (because it was the only distro that worked on that
particular hardware out-of-the-box) and I cross-bred it with Demudi
and Debian (which has created a whole other set of conflicts and
problems). Add demudi to your apt sources and install the multimedia
kernel if you don't want the hassle of patching and compiling

> 2) How does the availabilty of audio application in ubunto compare
> with debian/unstable?

I find that ubuntu is far less complete in terms of binary packages
than Debian. I use both debian and demudi in my sources.

> 3) Anything/other experiences that I should know of?

I had some specific needs and found that ubuntu was lacking some
resources. I can't really remember which they were, but off the top
of my head I believe that if you compile a lot yourself and/or use
less 'popular' software, Ubuntu is a little defficient. I would not
advise anyone to use it for anything other than just getting one's
feet wet with linux. In fact, I also installed it on my mom's
computer and it's great for her needs (which are limited to playing
solitaire, browsing the net, doing email and writing a journal).


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