[Ardour-Users] getting started

sh0099 sh0099 at gmx.de
Sun Apr 12 20:52:04 PDT 2009

i use a ubuntu-studio wich is still based on hardy the actual ubuntu 
(intripid ?) has no realtime-kernel ...
i like my Ubuntu Studio 8.04.1 (Hardy)

but i dont know what i would do when i would have problems with my 
hardware with this distribution. i am not a linux-pro.

Mark Knecht schrieb:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Noel Darlow <mail at mcgruff.plus.com> wrote:
>>> I don`t know wich linux version should i install, i hope someone help
>>> me with some document or any tutorial that i can read to begin.
>>> thanks.
>> Another Gentoo user here. This was my first ever Linux distro and
>> although I was completely clueless I managed to get it up and
>> running. There is good support from docs...
>> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml
>> ...and forums...
>> http://forums.gentoo.org/
>> Gentoo has a great package management system (portage) which makes it
>> very easy to select apps and even specific versions to install. That's
>> the number one requirement for audio, I think. You can try out a
>> bleeding edge version from the repo HEAD but easily drop back to
>> something more stable if it's not working out.
>> In general, Ubuntu is great for a first Linux distro but I'm not sure
>> about audio specifically. Weren't they having problems with real-time
>> kernels recently? I could be wrong.
>> What's your hardware?
>> Noel
> I had used Redhat, Fedora and PlanetCCRMA before Gentoo, but I was and
> still remain a newbie even after 10 years of using Linux. I don't
> program. I don't take back traces. I barely understand compiler flags,
> much less linking libraries. That said I run 5 Gentoo boxes here at
> home as well as 2 remotely. Gentoo is VERY logical, and the
> documentation is amazingly good. It's slow to bring up the first time,
> and it begs for good hardware because you compile everything, but it's
> the most solid and stable Linux I've used.
> I recommend it highly but this any new user should study a bit before
> jumping in, and don't use Gentoo on old hardware.
> Some Ubuntu users were having trouble with rt-kernels, but I don't
> know if that means Ubuntu was. Hard to tell sometimes from the
> outside.
> - Mark
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