[ardour-users] 32 v 64 bit

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 11:01:06 PST 2006

On 11/17/06, Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I run a 32-bit chroot inside my 64-bit main environment. I haven't
> > tried any VSTs in it but it works perfectly with win32codecs so I
> > suspect VST support might work that way also.
> Fairly certain it does actually, may be able to answer that more
> certainly in a bit, my machine is rebuilding itself at the moment, 64
> Bit for the time being, I was going to try just compiling all my audio
> software and wine with -m32 first.  My only real problem comes with the
> ALSA drivers, and specifically the ALSA-Jack driver I am not sure how
> those will work, or even if it is a good idea to mix -m32 and -m64 on
> the same machine like that.  At the time I decided to try this I had
> just wiped it though to go back to 32 Bit from 64, so I didn't have much
> but an evening to lose, if that doesn't work though I may do the CHRoot
> thing instead I have decided.
>         Seablade

Hi Seablade,
   I've previously run Jack inside my chroot with the onboard sound
chip and at the same time run Jack in my 64-bit environment with my
HDSP 9652. I take the sound chip output and wire it to an input on the
HDSP. I can hear both audio environments fine. Note that it's a two
sound card system then so either the cards must be sync'ed to use a
digitial hook-up or use an analog interface as I do.

   I've just never run VSTs in the 32-bit chroot. I'm sure it will
probably work with the right VST stuff and the right version of Wine,
but I cannot say for sure.

   Note that anyone reading this and thinking about it, it is a bunch
of work to keep this all up to date, but maybe you just build the
32-bit environment and leave it there never to be updated. The chroot
isn't be effected by normal emerge updates on a Gentoo so once it's in
place Wine doesn't get touched and it goes on working.

- Mark

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