[linux-audio-user] Which kernel for low latency?

James Stone stone1 at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 16 17:59:19 EST 2004

Yep I have got Jack working with all versions of 2.6.x

It runs as root no problem or with jackstart with capabilities patch
applied as per jack FAQ.

Just a silly question but you have got the volumes turned up on the
mixer haven't you?


On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 08:09:43AM +1300, Glenn McCord wrote:
> I've been using a 2.4.2 kernel with Andrew Morton's patches and I got 
> jack to work very well. However, seeing 2.6 is the latest and greatest 
> I'd like to switch but am having no luck thus far.
> Q. If anyone has got jack to work great with a 2.6(.1) kernel could you 
> share with me what version of the 2.6 kernel you used and what patches 
> (if any)
> At the moment I'm trying a 2.6.1 with an mm4 patch but I'm getting no 
> sound with my soundblaster live.
> I've done:
>       <*> Sound card support
> and, under Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
>       <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
>       <*> Sequencer support
>       <*> OSS API emulation
>       <*> OSS Mixer API
>       <*> OSS PCM (digital audio) API
>       <*> OSS Sequencer API
> rebooted and install alsa-lib-1.0.1 and alsa-utils-1.0.1 as well but I 
> get these errors
> root at upstairs glenn # aplay /usr/kde/3.2/share/sounds/pop.wav
> ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:1055:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p failed: 
> No such file or directory
> aplay: main:502: audio open error: No such file or directory
> and
> glenn at upstairs glenn $ alsamixer
> No mixer elems found
> I'm at a loss but am interested at what type of kernel others are using. 
> I think my next best bet is to remove alsa from the kernel and install 
> it seperately.
> Thanks

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