[ardour-users] Recommended distros

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Jan 11 09:57:48 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 18:14 +0100, GuitArt wrote:
> Kevin Cosgrove ha scritto:
> >Are there any distros to avoid?  Seems like another important bit of 
> >info.  Cheers....
> >  
> >
> to avoid: all the heavy dists like mandriva, suse, and stuff like that. 
> Try Ubuntu (minimal install) with his 2.6 kernel with low-latency patch, 
> and add via apt all the packages you need...
> jack and ardour, basically. Now you have a small and fast DAW! :-)

if you plan to ever use an audio interface which requires "non-free"
firmware to be downloaded into it, avoid ubuntu and all other debian-
derived distributions. the distros do not include the firmware, and it
is not trivial to find out where to get it.

RME HDSP series cards are one example, but there are others.


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