[LAU] ubuntu vs arch

Atte André Jensen atte at email.dk
Thu Sep 22 23:42:00 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 10:20 AM, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 10:15 AM, Atte André Jensen wrote:
>> No I didn't, will try that. He *is* using a usb keyboard and usb mouse.
>> How should I use this information to locate problems with the soundcard
>> like on my friends box?
> If the USB keyboard and/or mouse are on the same bus as the soundcard
> x-runs might occur whenever you move the mouse or type something (just
> guessing here though). You might want to try to put the UA-25EX on a
> different bus than the USB keyboard and mouse. In your case the sound
> device sits on its own on bus 004, maybe the situation is different in
> your friend's case.

Ok, been to his place tonight go dig deeper. We tried everything, and 
eventually ended up with 4ms latency + ardour without xruns. For some 
reason (maybe 64 bit ubuntu/natty) renoise didn't behave that well, 
which threw me off, since it runs perfectly here.

What also confused me was that although PAM (limits.conf) seemed to be 
configured correctly, renoise with realtime alsa kept on throwing the 
"not able to use realtime threads" warning on startup. This never 
happened to me before, for me it's always been a sure sign that 
limits.conf was not configured correctly. Strange...

Anyways, he's gonna use ardour, so although puzzled I decided to leave 
the renoise strangeness alone.


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