[Ardour-Users] Linux distributions

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Oct 1 09:27:51 PDT 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 11:58 -0400, Edward Diehl wrote:
> A nice audio-oriented Ubuntu linux distro is DreamLinux.  You can install
> kxstudio on top of this, though there seems to be some conflict between
> some of the kxstudio stuff and the DreamLinux packages which have similar
> content.  At any rate DreamLinux gives you a very up-to-date Linux audio
> distro with, for example, recent SVN versions of ffado and linuxsampler,
> giving you very good support for those packages.   However, I have to say,
> I prefer AVLinux which has also the latest packages, because I prefer the
> more stripped-down approach (LXDE vs Unity interface), removal of pulse
> audio in AVLinux.  However, the only kxstudio app available on AVLinux is
> carla which is a plugin host since the others depend on ladish and hence
> Jack2, and AVLinux uses Jack1 (I think that is the issue, I might be
> wrong).  At any rate, both AVLinux and DreamStudio have bootable DVD
> versions allowing you to test them before installation.

The more exotic an audio distro is, the less help you can expect from
small communities. I prefer major distros. They are averaged desktop
orientated, which is an disadvantage, but they all have got third party
repositories and a huge community and this is much more important. If
you will avoid PA, than don't use Suse, but Debian. Debian by default
don't use PA. Others might give you information about Fedora and others.

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