[LAU] ubuntu vs arch

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Tue Sep 27 20:42:35 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 04:26 PM, Josh Lawrence wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 5:09 AM, Dave Phillips<dlphillips at woh.rr.com>  wrote:
>> Have you tried using a period of 2 ? That value is not supposed to work well
>> with my laptop's hda-intel chipset, but I get better performance at 2 than
>> with 3. Just a thought.
> Hi Dave (list),
> This brings up a question that has been on my mind lately - what tools
> or process do you use to find out what the best settings are for an
> internal soundcard?

Hi Josh,

Here's Dave's can't-lose process:

0) Experiment to exhaustion.

1) Search Google with high hopes.

2) Send message of desperation to Linux Audio Users list.

3) Profit!

More seriously, the available tools (lspci, lsusb, etc) can tell you 
what's there - possibly with default values - but they don't tell you 
what's optimal. I'm not sure they could, given the influence of other 
factors e.g. shared IRQs, interface bus, other hardware/mobo considerations.

A system analysis tool would be nice, especially one targeted to 
configuring an audio production system for a Linux box.



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