[ardour-dev] Latency: AGP vs PCI video card and XFS journalling vs not

Kechi kettil at linux.nu
Wed Feb 25 15:36:54 PST 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 14:39:44 -0600
Eric <ej at ir.iit.edu> wrote:

> 1.  Could it be my old Voodoo3 PCI video card is hogging the bus?
> Rendering the mixer window definitely has an effect on my audio...if I
> drag it around or minimize/maximize it I can actually slow down the
> audio playback (which was surprising to me) or cause xruns and
> timeouts.  I've taken to just minimizing everything while I'm
> recording.  I didn't care about my graphics card, but now I'm
> considering an AGP one (nVidia GeoForceFX 5600 or ATI Radeon 9700)
> just to try and improve this...

could it be that you run X with a priority other than 0? i had similar problems because of that before.

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