[LAU] [Rosegarden-user] rosegarden ubuntu 12.04

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun May 6 08:01:11 UTC 2012

On 05/05/2012 11:25 AM, bart deruyter wrote:

> Gnome 3 would be a good alternative too, if it wouldn't hang so often
> and reduce jack performance so much. I work on an i7 with 16 GB of ram
> and a quadro600 nvidia, so in my opinion that even should be overkill
> for audio production, but on Gnome3 based systems like gnome-shell and
> unity it seems not to be.

Gnome3 appears to be a major resource hog. I've been told that Gnome3 
desktop uses 1GB RAM without running anything else. For comparison, XFCE 
uses less than 256MB.

My desktop machine has quad-core AMD Phenom II processor, 12GB RAM and 
some NVidia card that isn't supported by Nouveau. It works very well 
with RG and other audio and graphics stuff I do with it. It's running 
the XFCE environment. Some audio distros I know of use XFCE or LXDE 
because both KDE4 and Gnome3 have gotten too big. KDE in particular 
fires up a whole bunch of KDE system daemons that suck up processor 
cycles, check hardware status (a good way to trigger extraneous 
interrupts), index the files in your home folder, etc. Lots of 
functionality that you might not want to have interfering with audio work.

> The other issue remains though, why does rosegarden make such a mess of
> jack when it exits? I sometimes even have to reboot in order to get jack
> running again after I stop rosegarden.

Hmmmm. What version of Rosegarden? Do you have RG start JACK, or do you 
start JACK first, then RG? And do you have the problem if you don't use 

> 2012/5/5 david
>     On 05/04/2012 10:18 PM, bart deruyter wrote:
>      > Hi all,
>      >
>      > I've noticed an old issue with rosegarden that seem not to get
>     fixed, at
>      > least, I don't know how to fix it or find a workaround for it,
>     and a new
>      > issue on ubuntu 12.04.
>      >
>      > The old issue is one concerning jack. When exiting rosegarden jack
>      > crashes in a strange way. It keeps running, but there is no in- nor
>      > output anymore, in other words : no audio. I'm sure that cannot be a
>      > wanted result of exiting rosegarden, it should only exit
>     rosegarden and
>      > not block sound for all the other sound-releated applications. This
>      > always happens when using ladish.
>     I've never encountered that problem, but I don't use Ladish.
>      > A new issue is a gui-issue. In Ubuntu 12.04 after a while the
>     menu when
>      > right-clickingdoes not show up anymore. This happens so far in
>      > unity-mode. I didn't test it in gnome-shell yet. So, I don't know
>     if it
>      > is a ubuntu related issue or a rosegarden issue. In KDE it seems
>     to work
>      > fine.
>     My wife uses JPilot on her netbook, with the Unity interface. JPilot
>     frequently quits responding to clicks under Unity (especially if it's
>     maximized, but also when it's not maximized). JPilot works fine under
>     KDE3 & 4, LXDE, XFCE and FluxBox. So I think it's an Ubuntu Unity
>     interface problem.
>     I dislike the Unity interface, so my suggestion would be to replace it
>     with one of the above.

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