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

Pablo Fernández pablo.fbus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 03:52:32 PDT 2011

El 21/03/11 02:21, James P. Early escribió:
> Greetings everyone,
>   I'm writing in hopes that some experts can help me identify which
> distro gives me the best chance of bringing up a new AMD system using
> the M-Audio Delta 44, specifically to run Ardour. For the past few
> months, I've been assembling the following system, piece by piece:
> CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 (640 Propus)
> MoBo: Asus M4A785-M
> Sound card: M-Audio Delta 44 (Alsa ICE1712 driver)
> Long story short -- I'm getting back into recording after a multi-year
> hiatus. I happily used Ardour with my Delta 44 back then, so I decided
> to assemble a new system to take advantage of advances in hardware.
> Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find a modern distro that can make
> Jack and the Delta 44 coexist. Basically, jackd either reports
> "Already in use" or dies after about 30 seconds with a timeout error.
> (Note: I've disabled on-board audio devices in the BIOS) My most
> recent travails with Ubuntu Studio can be read here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1709846
> 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. How about 64 Studio,
> AV Linux, or Planet CCRMA? Or, should I start with something really
> small and build up instead?
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> ~Jim
> _______________________________________________

Hi, I suggest Tango Studio karmasutra. It is based on ubuntu lucid.  No
pulseaudio installed and better tweaked than UbuntuStudio. 


Cheers, Pablo

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