[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 23:54:02 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
>> Someone - Ken maybe? - mentioned an issue with the integrated GFX
>> machines not working with the real-time kernel. That's a good point
>> and one I cannot speak to at the moment as I'm not running the
>> rt-kernel on that machine at this time. I could look into trying it
>> out, if I get some time, but it would likely be a week or two before I
>> could report anything back. I think the safest bet is probably NVidia,
>> but they also have problems at time with different kernels. Linux is
>> SUCH a crap-shoot when it comes to this stuff. There are never any
>> guarantees.
> It was me, and AFAICT nobody answered that question either.
> Neither I nor anyone I know can afford $US700+ for a "crap shoot". How can one buy a system without knowing if the graphics chip works with RT kernel first? Surely there must be some way to find out short of spending the money and then having to return it (or switch distros).

   I'm in the process of getting my i5-661/DH55HC up to date. When
that's done I'll reload the rt-sources kernel and give it a try.

   Stay tuned.

- Mark

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