[LAU] Linux mint for audio?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Feb 18 10:12:20 CET 2019

On 2/17/19 1:01 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2019, djdualcore at protonmail.com wrote:
>> So, what is the general recommendation for people who want to work 
>> with audio on
>> a laptop that isn't necessarily dedicated to audio?
> My personal recomendation is whatever with xfce. I don't think it 
> matters if it is debian or redhat (or whatever). XFCE seems to be the 
> lowest resource user for a desktop that the average user will feel 
> comfortable with. My wife and sons use xubuntu with no complaint and I 
> have had no trouble running audio. Yes, I have added some tweaks but 
> honestly, I don't think anyone even halfway serious about audio should 
> expect to do at least some tweaking of a system.
> - find out which USB port to use
> - real time and memory locking permissions
> - swappiness
> - no boost
> - performance mode
> - no hyperthread
> - etc.

Yet on my i7 laptop, audio works with hyperthreading just fine.

It is in performance mode, though. I think keeping a steady clock is 
more important for RT audio than the number of threads.

David W. Jones
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