[ardour-users] Windows Manager & XRuns
jim at linux-sp.com
Thu Oct 21 03:40:03 PDT 2004
Been following various threads on XRuns and thought I would throw my
experience into the mix. No claim here that this is the best way to stop
those pesky Xrun critters but it did make my life a whole lot better on
When I am getting into a 'heavy' recording session using Ardour, Jack and
associate apps I always switch to fluxbox windows manager. I have found
that both KDE and Gnome are more prone to cause xruns for whatever reason.
Fluxbox is so simplistic (read: fast) that all my system is more able to
cope and I don't see any xruns at all.
On a side note. I have an AMD2200, ~700Mb DDR Ram, built in graphics card
(yuck) 7200Rpm SG 80Gb HDD running FC1.ccrma with a Sound Blaster Live
card (shame about the soundcard eh!). The only real tweaking I have done
so far is with the hard disks - I have not yet started on the video
optimization - that maybe why I need to run fluxbox!
Hope that helps some folks out there in Ardour land!
Great product BTW!
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