[LAD] ASUS mobo NEW thread - started OT for another tread

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Nov 29 14:27:07 UTC 2008

On Saturday 29 November 2008, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>In reply to
>Subject: 	Re: [LAD] Audio vs ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe mobo
>Date: 	Sat, 29 Nov 2008 08:55:17 -0500
>From: 	Gene Heskett
>To: 	Ralf Mardorf
>CC: 	linux-audio-dev lists.linuxaudio.org
>References: 	<200811290046.51317.gene.heskett verizon.net>
><4930F02B.5030109 alice-dsl.net>
>Hi Gene :)
>before it gets too confusing, I'll isolate the ASUS mobo audio and ASUS
>mobo MIDI issue.
>I got another reply off-list about the MIDI issue. Here it is, including
>my answer:
>Subject: 	Re: [LAD] Audio vs ASUS mobo - MIDI
>Date: 	Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:34:42 +0100
>From: 	Ralf Mardorf
>> On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 08:32 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> If I try to use MIDI applications like Rosegarden, Qtractor and soft
>>> synth like Qsynth (using an USB MIDI IO device and a Envy24 based sound
>>> card) I only get crashes.
>> I got that on kernel 2.6.26-rt when I upgraded from 2.6.24. Apparently
>> the rt-patch is broken for midi on that one.
>> What is your kernel?
>*I changed the subject, so that this don't annoy the original thread, by
>something that might be OT, if this will become something for the list,
>but for the moment I agree, that off-list seems to be the better choice.*
>Hi :)
>no, it has nothing to do with the problems for real-time kernels ex
>2.6.26. I tested Suse 11.0 with the distro's real-time kernels, not with
>the Jengelh once. Suse 11.0 at the moment is 2.6.25 and I tested 64
>Studio 2.1 with the default real-time kernel 2.6.21 and a self compiled
>real-time kernel 2.6.24.
>I know that the ASUS M2N-SLI Delux has another chipset than my ASUS
>M2A-VM HDMI, but because both mobos are relatively new, there might be
>something in common.
>MIDI applications crashes without any useful messages for my ASUS M2A-VM
>HDMI with an AMD BE-2350 CPU using Suse 11.0, 64 Studio 2.1 default
>(Etch) and 64 Studio 2.1 upgraded to Lenny. Another user has a Gigabyte
>ga-p35-ds3l with an Intel q6600 CPU and the same problems, he now runs
>Windows for MIDI work, but started with 64 Studio, Arch and Sidux, he
>also tested different kernels. His mobo is fine with XP, Cubase SX and
>Halion, 100% stable. I don't have any Windows install for my computer,
>so I don't have any information about this.
>For my mobo Linux is stable for any thing else, but MIDI applications,
>resp. when I try to run MIDI applications, often their audio clients,
>resp. JACK fails.
>I still hope it will be possible to solve the problem. I have the latest
>BIOS version for my mobo.

My bios is one back, the most recent alpha version mucks the memory config and 
won't boot.

>Until now I only tested 64-bit distros and 
>never a 32-bit version.
>What mobo, CPU and distro do you use?

Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE, slow 4 core phenom 9550, the august 2008 respin of F8.  

Cheers, Gene
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