[linux-audio-user] Real-time kernel

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Fri Dec 1 06:25:30 EST 2006

Bill Allen wrote:

> At the risk of repeating myself, in the time that I've been just 
> reading this thread (not to mention the time that you've been putting 
> into trying the stuff mentioned) I could have downloaded 64Studio, set 
> aside a 5-10 GB partition, installed it, and had a working system with 
> all the real-time patched AMD64 music-enabled system that you can get. 
> Yes, you've got to dual boot, I do it all the time. Ubuntu is my 
> family system that we use for work and play, but when I want to do 
> music I boot into 64Studio. It's simply a lot easier than trying to 
> make a general purpose distro into a music enabled one. 

Hear the man. I started writing a similar reply yesterday, but Bill's 
said it better here. Given the availability of multimedia-optimized 
distros I just don't see the point of putting myself through what the 
distro maintainers have already been through and mastered. Maybe it's an 
age thing, at mine I get someone else to do the heavy lifting. :)

Really, I work with Linux audio software to make music. I lost interest 
in mucking about with kernel configurations long ago. Yes, I'm glad I 
know how to do some of that stuff by myself, but I no longer consider it 
a necessary part of the process. I agree with Bill, use 64Studio, 
PlanetCCRMA, or some other optimized distro and save yourself time and 



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