[ardour-users] Any advise changes I should make to this system?

Andrew Johnston andyandtaya at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 23:52:08 PDT 2005

On 10/18/05, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando at ccrma.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-10-16 at 13:21 +1000, Andrew Johnston wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > I've been a long time reader and seldom poster on the ardour list. I
> > have been using ardour in a very minimal way just for composing music
> > with synths and recording into ardour with jack. Now I am about to
> > move into the big leagues and buy a live PA/recording hybrid system
> > and I want to use ardour to record both live and studio work.
> > Basically I want to make sure that during live recording that NO
> > MATTER WHAT, ardour doesn't crash....as the recordings (which are
> > mainly conferences and seminars) will be produced and sold. Below is
> > the system I'm using to start off until I can get more gear.
> >
> > Mixer: Behringer DDX3216 with ADAT expansion
> > Soundcard: RME HDSP9652
> > Video Card: NVIDIA FX5700 with proprietary drivers (My own)
> > PC: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz 512MB RAM, Asus motherboard (PS4SGX),
> > with onbard SiS video (currently disabled)
> > (This is my own PC to start with so I'm planning on buying a second
> > 250GB Hard drive to separate my personal install (FC4) from dedicated
> > audio install)
> > Software: Fedora Core 3 with CCRMA setup/low latency etc etc.
> >
> > I am using fedora as at that is what I know best. I use FC4 currently
> > but I know it is not stable enough to run ardour properly...is FC3
> > okay? I read that I should be using the 2.4 Kernel for best
> > stability. So is it cool to downgrade the FC3 kernel to 2.4? or
> > should I get FC2?
> FC4 should be stable, or at least as stable as FC3. Planet CCRMA has
> been almost completely rebuilt on FC4 for a while, should be fine. I
> don't think you could install 2.4.x on FC3/4, there are probably too
> many small incompatibilities with userland stuff. Early on I tried it
> and did not work very well.
> -- Fernando
> Thanks Fernando,
The FC4 release I tried had a very buggy kernel (2.11 something) so I had
downloaded (and still use) the 2.6.12-0.12.rdt.rhfc4.ccrma kernel that was
made when FC4 came out and according to my system it doesn't have the low
latency patch included...so I figured it must have been stability issues
with FC4. Glad to hear that the repo has been rebuilt for FC4, I will
download all the latest stuff and see how I go.
BTW, thanks so much for the ridiculous amount of effort and time you put
into planet CCRMA! I would not be using ardour if it weren't for you, I just
didn't have the time or motivation to make it all work by getting all the
necessary bits and pieces myself. I'm sure this is the same for many others.
Keep up the good work it is really appreciated =)

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