[Ardour-Users] Ardour & Portaudio on linux?

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Oct 13 01:19:24 PDT 2008

Matt Savigear wrote:
> Paul Davis wrote:
>> Lets try to be clear: the problems you face with JACK are going to come
>> up again if your goals are the same as the ones that JACK attempts to
>> address. You can certainly get audio playback to work without tackling
>> these problems - the solution in every case is just to buffer stuff up
>> the wazoo, it just happens to be a solution done for you by either the
>> apps you use or the audio "backend" you use. However, as soon as low
>> latency becomes important to you, then whether you use JACK or not, you
>> will have to tackle them.
> Well, I do understand this, but I know the machine I am using used to
> manage low latency jack fine, and then for some reason has stopped. I
> can't downgrade all the software because (a) I don't know how much has
> changed since it was last actually stable which is several months ago
> and (b) the machine in question can have a different boot/runlevel to
> control kernel, kernel parameters and started services but the
> fundamental software needs to also supprt my day-to-day desktop
> requirements. Bottom line is that I think something I can't diagnose has
> gone screwy with my USB handling.

I have some experience with usb issues so I might be able to help you 
fix the problem. Also the LAU list is a good place to ask for this kind 
of help too.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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