[LAU] ubuntu vs arch

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Tue Sep 20 18:36:10 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 06:32:30AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:32 AM, Atte André Jensen <atte at email.dk> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > A friend of mine who would like to use his new UA-25EX with ubuntu on his (i
> > think) x200 (at least it's a 2.4Ghz dualcore 64 bit thinkpad with 6 or so
> > gigs of ram). A very nice machine, that should be great for setting up a
> > linux DAW. However I cannot make it run without x-runs (did the usual
> > limits.conf dance). Whenever a window is dragged, or there's disk activity
> > or something like that there's an x-run.
> you will likely need to check into the video driver that is in use.
> although my 6 core system isn't as reliable as i'd like it to be,
> things got a LOT better on the xrun front after i switched from the
> nouveau driver to the proprietary nvidia one.
> i used to be able to induce xruns by just moving the mouse pointer
> from one monitor to another. now it takes a lot more than that. mostly
> :(

A more general question: are there any modern video drivers which DO NOT SUCK?

i.e. are there any RT-safe video drivers anymore?

I've stuck with old hardware using Intel Xorg open-source drivers, and always had good results. But if I ever needed new hardware I'm not sure what options would exist.


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