[PD] Red Hat 9 and PD

carmen ix at replic.net
Wed Feb 25 08:34:23 CET 2004

On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 08:58:06PM -0800, Josh Steiner wrote:
> there are reports the the 2.6.x kernels are significantly (like 40% 
> sometimes) faster than the 2.4.x kernels.

was curious about this, just set up a g3 powermac (266) w/ sid & 2.6.3 and some patches that took about 25% of a 1.4ghz athlon were only using about 40% of the g3. the same computer is more or less unusable with apple's current os...

getting midi working is another issue. the sound is 16bit, was unable to get explicit enough w/ the alsa configuration within pd, in terms of bitdepth/samplerate/device@ etc but telling all that to jack works. as for midi, has anyone gotten 2.6 alsa to recognize devices within pd, without OSS emulation? assuming it shows up in aconnect...some symlink hack in /dev maybe?

> >If blackbox is fast, how does it rank versus Window Maker?
> >Also, is there a performance difference between RH9 and Fedora core test2?

theyre both lean window managers without much in the way of session management ie taskbar, virtual desktops, file browser..,. try xfce4 & its accompanying wm for that..

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