[linux-audio-user] Advice on FC5

Tim Howard tdhoward at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 11:48:37 EDT 2006

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 08:42 -0700, Tim Howard wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I need some advice (OK, a lot of advice) on what to do with my Linux
> > installation.
> >
> > Right now I am running FC3 + PlanetCCRMA, and I'm enjoying it a lot.
> > I'm using Ardour, Hydrogen, and a few other JACK compliant apps.
> > However, I have a few reasons for wanting to reinstall and/or upgrade
> > my distro.
> >
> > #1  I recently got some new hard drives which I would like to install.
> > #2  FC5 has just been released, and I'm curious to see what it's like.
> > #3  I tried to upgrade glibc on my current installation, and I <ahem>
> > "broke" it.  I have pieced it back into a functioning system again,
> > but I doubt it will ever quite be the same.
> >
> > My first question is:  Do I want to go to FC5?  I don't think
> > PlanetCCRMA has anything for it yet, but I'm thinking of running it
> > OOTB.  Is it usable for some simple use of JACK and friends?  I hear
> > that it wouldn't have low latency.  Is this true, and does that affect
> > me if I'm only recording one or two tracks at a time?
> >
> > Any help on this would be appreciated!
> The kernel that comes with FC5 is not going to give you the best
> performance. I'll release stuff in (hopefully) a week. I do have a
> kernel and the low level support stuff but there's a Festival happening
> here at CCRMA in a few days and I won't have _any_ time till it's over.
> Stay tuned to the Planet CCRMA mailing list...
> -- Fernando

Thanks a bunch, Fernando!  I just realized last night that my system
(FC5 OOTB + Jack and Ardour) has about 42ms of latency, which I don't
think qualifies as low latency...

I do really like FC5, though.  We'll stay tuned for a kernel release!


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