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

Mat Wall-Smith mat at slashstarhash.com
Tue Oct 18 00:39:45 PDT 2005

Where do I get the CCRMA rebuild for FC4?
I can¹t find it on the site at all...
I switched to Fedora to make use of CCRMA...and I have been sitting waiting
for the release..

On 18/10/05 4:52 PM, "Andrew Johnston" <andyandtaya at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 =)
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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