[PD] linux - faster load first time

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Sat Oct 6 20:39:42 CEST 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 16:16 +0000, ilya .d wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 11:04:47AM -0400, Kevin McCoy wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > what distro are you on?
> > 
> > 
> > Ubuntu Studio Feisty 7.04.  I usually do load some GNOME things ocasionally
> > and I wonder if they are staying in the system... I'm running a P4 1.6 GHz
> > 384 MB RAM so I need to keep the memory freed up.  I will look into the
> > running processes, I haven't taken the time to find out what is what yet.
> > Application startup (including pd) is slow and the pc doesn't seem to be
> > paging or anything to disk...
> > 
> > km
> i'm not very positive about ubuntu ..

yo, for my part, i am very positive about ubuntu. i still have ubuntu
dapper installed and i changed to fluxbox, though sometimes i still run
some gnome applications. all drivers have been running out of the box
(inlcuding video drivers, wireless and all that stufff); no issues with
binary firmware of any hardware; getting realtime priority for pd and
jack wasn't complicated at all; i get can 7ms roundtrip latency, if i
want; i never had the feeling, that it takes too much time to start pd
(though, i usually load only the libs needed); and i have also only
512MB RAM. 

for all that, i wouldn't know why to use a distro, where it requires
much more effort to get things working. this is just the experience i
had, that doesn't necessarily apply to everyone else.

my two cents

> i'd recoment you slackware - the latest release (12) now has
> HAL and 2.6.12 kernel ..it didn't have either before for a reason ..
> well .. it's up to you which distro to run .. but some of them aren't
> designed to run on older hardware (such as suse and probably ubuntu)..
> .. also may be it's a good idea to minimize the kernel (just too be sure
> :)
> i'd say - i can set up a dedicated box which would have only necessary
> apps on it and would take the full advantage of the hw .. but it is very
> hard to explain all i would do setting it up.
> try studing more about linux, i think if you feel up for it - you'll get
> to the point when you can sort it out.
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