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

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Mar 21 12:17:16 PDT 2011

On 03/20/2011 07:06 PM, Bill Sack wrote:
> 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"

We're running ice1712 (delta 66 + OmniIO box) with pulseaudio with no 

We do use a workaround (find it attached) to get pa to properly use the 
delta 66 (this has been an issue for a long time with pa and alsa 
mutually pointing fingers and nobody really fixing it). This is also a 
problem for high channel count rme cards, a similar workaround fixes 
that as well.

-- Fernando

> 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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