[Ardour-Users] Which distro best supports Ardour using the Delta 44 (ICE1712)?

Bill Sack bsack23 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 19:06:35 PDT 2011

i was going to suggest pulseaudio too - ice1712 support has been
rock-solid in alsa (and jack) for a long time. i use planetccrma &
fedora and a delta44 and have not had a problem after i've gotten rid
of pulseaudio.
do a search for
"<your-distro> disable pulseaudio"


On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Noel Darlow <mail at mcgruff.plus.com> wrote:
> Hi
>> So, I'm looking for advice. Is there a modern distro that can work
>> with this Mobo/interface? Anyone else using this? The Ubuntu Launchpad
>> is full of angry users who have been complaining about ICE1712
>> related bugs for years, so perhaps I should abandon it
> Personally I like Gentoo (and the pro-audio overlay). It's a highly
> customisable distro which is great if you want to try out the newest
> version of an audio app, or if you want to keep an old one when the
> newest has problems. You control what gets updated and when.
> Everything is compiled from scratch in Gentoo but that's no big deal
> with a modern, multi-core processor.
> I think Paul, the author of Jack and main contributor to Ardour, uses
> CCRMA so that's another one deserving serious consideration.
> You really shouldn't have problems with an envy24 card in linux. My own
> M-Audio 2496 has always worked perfectly in Gentoo. I've no idea what
> they've messed up in Ubuntu. Pulseaudio related, maybe?
> If you do choose Gentoo let me know because there are some things you
> need to know which aren't in the manual.
> Noel
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