[linux-audio-user] anyone using jack with suse?

Brian Redfern bredfern at calarts.edu
Mon Nov 17 16:02:36 EST 2003

Every distro seems to have their quirks, but I found that latency is not
the huge problem with suse that it is with a basic redhat install, but I
found that few of their distro audio apps work right, maybe Geentoo or
Mandrake are better, though I've also heard that debian is good, but a
lot of work. Anyways I wound up recompiling alsa, jack, and terminatorX,
so if I recompile rosegarden and muse, and get ardour working I should
be doing fine, I just need to recompile everything from cvs to  get the
best possible experience.

On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 02:56, Chris Cannam wrote:
> On Sunday 16 Nov 2003 9:42 pm, Christain Bunge wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, 16. November 2003 22:01 schrieb Brian Redfern:
> > > Hi there, since I'm sure I'm not the only one running suse (8.2),
> > > I'm wondering how other suse users are running jack, are you
> > > using suse jack rpms or have you compiled all your jack using
> > > apps from source, such as getting the latest cvs versions of
> > > jack, rosegarden, fluid synth, etc...
> With SuSE 8.2 it's a bit tricky, as the version of JACK included is 
> old enough that some recent applications won't even compile with it 
> (as it doesn't include the new transport API etc).  But if you 
> install a newer JACK for the purposes of building newer apps, you'll 
> get into trouble with any JACK-based apps already installed that were 
> built against the old one, because they aren't compatible at the 
> protocol level.
> I would probably recommend uninstalling the SuSE JACK package and 
> everything that depends on it, and going for the 0.90 release 
> instead.  In my experience the packaged audio apps often don't work 
> as well as any you might build yourself anyway (e.g. the Rosegarden-4 
> package doesn't work for me as supplied in either SuSE 8.2 or 9.0 -- 
> on 8.2 you unfortunately need to do "CXXFLAGS=-O0 ./configure" to 
> build Rosegarden without optimisation to work around a compiler bug).
> > Hi, I`m  working with suse 8.2, I try to patch the suse kernel but
> > that don`t work. [...] Maybe
> > somebody know if suse has integrated the lowlatency patch to the
> > suse kernel?
> Don't know, but I do find the stock SuSE kernel gives better audio 
> performance than the stock RedHat one.  So it's possible they have 
> some of the patches.
> Chris

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