[linux-audio-user] Re: The best distro for music creation

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 23:37:44 EST 2005


On 12/14/05, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 21:28 -0500, Rob wrote:
> > On Tue December 13 2005 19:11, Loki Davison wrote:
> > > opengl use? if you can create, i.e design and build, a card
> > > with comparable (3D) performance to my nvidia pci-e 6600le
> > > sli,  write open source drivers, for around 30 euro, i.e the
> > > price i payed for my nvidia, i'd be very happy to buy one from
> > > you, as would the rest of us. Otherwise i'll stick with my
> > > nvidia.
> >
> > Lee wasn't suggesting you drop your use of nvidia.... he was
> > suggesting that if you want proprietary video drivers, and
> > you're dissatisfied with your machine's realtime performance,
> > you're either going to have to lobby nvidia (or ati) to make
> > their stuff work with realtime kernels, since they have access
> > to their code and the kernel guys don't, or you're going to have
> > to suck it up.
>
> i don't know anything about the ATI drivers, but the nvidia ones work
> fine on an RT kernel. they provide a stub/wrapper that is recompiled as
> part of driver installation. hence, the actual driver interface is
> always built against your actual kernel, but it just proxies into the
> real code. obviously, they have to have a driver for a kernel close to
> the one that you applied the RT patch to, but this so far has not been a
> problem.
>
> --p
>
>

yeah, i use ingos RT, 64 bit and the nvidia 64 bit drivers. Though
actually the one i'm using now isn't 100% stable.


Loki



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