[LAU] Linux mint for audio?

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Mon Feb 18 17:16:32 CET 2019

On Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:12:20 -1000
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

>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.

The biggest problem I find with laptops is that they stick all USB ports on
the same internal hub, even though the underlying system supports 5 or 6. Grrr!

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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