[linux-audio-user] what window manager are you using?

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Thu Aug 12 11:11:17 EDT 2004


On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 00:58, Anahata wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 03:22:39PM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 14:30, Andrew Dahlin wrote:
>  
> > I assume you're worried about the WM overtaxing the system therefore
> > causing xruns.
> > 
> > It should not matter which WM you're using if you are running a proper
> > kernel.
> 
> I've been thinking that: I'm glad somebody else said it :-)
> 
> The windows manager and desktop is only user-land code and if jack and
> the sound drivers are all running at higher priority all that should
> happen while you've got audio apps running is either(a) no difference or 
> (b) the desktop becomes a little less responsive, depending on the
> overall CPU and disk workload.
> 
> For what it's worth I'm running standard Gnome on kernel 2.6.6. I don't 
> do any heavyweight audio though. arecord records 16/44.1 stereo fine.
> 
> > 2.6 with Ingo's voluntary preempt is actually even better but it's not
> > yet 100% stabilized.  With one of those kernels and with JACK in
> > real-time mode, you could abuse the system pretty badly and it won't
> > skip a bit.

Does anyone know if a package for this kernel has been done for Mandrake
10.0? I'm not at the pseudo Jedi Warrior level for compiling kernels
just yet! :) Although, I HAVE become a master at compiling Wine and fst
/ jack_fst! :P

R~

> That's what I'm looking forward to...



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