[Ardour-Users] Slow graphics with large project

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Oct 7 23:48:21 PDT 2011

On Sat, 2011-10-08 at 08:16 +0200, Jan Fuchsmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently mixing a film in Ardour 2.12, around 50 Tracks, each 1h40 
> long. When zooming in, Ardour sometimes (not always) slows down to a 
> near halt, using 100% on one core. I doubt there's much I can do about 
> it now, but perhaps future versions could be optimized for handling huge 
> projects.
> Playback (on 24 simulateous outputs), recording (Through a digital mixer 
> to 6 tape tracks) and MTC/MMC work perfectly, despite over 60GB of 
> audio, it's only the graphics giving me problems.
> Cheers,
> Jan

I don't no if it would help, but some people claim, that using a value
for "nice" for PAM should help, when there are issues regarding to the
GUIs. I wonder if "nice" has any effect to real-time, but perhaps it has

It couldn't harm to test if editing /etc/security/limits.conf ... for my
distro it's /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf ... should improve

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