[linux-audio-user] distros

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Jul 13 11:02:53 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 03:50:52PM +0100, tim hall wrote:
> Last Tuesday 13 July 2004 13:11, kmd was like:
> > can i use the 2.6 kernel or should i use
> > the special compiled multimedia 2.4 kernel (for mandrake, via contrib
> > sources). and i have trouble as well to play with jack without being
> > root,
> General consensus seems to be that a 2.4 multimedia kernel is the 'stable' 
> approach. You won't have to run Jack as root if you run a patched multimedia 
> kernel. You probably won't need to do a lot of tweaking. Best approach is 
> probably to get a working system with 2.4 and then upgrade to 2.6 only if 
> you're really not happy with results. Personally, I will be happy to wait 
> until 2.6 is more stable.

Agreed, I would only go to 2.6 is you really need some features in it -
its basicly stopped one of my machines from being a useful audio box.

- Steve

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