[linux-audio-user] debian / ubuntu

Jon H october001 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 16:07:16 EST 2007

I've been running Debian "testing" that has then been dist-upgraded to the
latest "unstable" and running a few scripts and a realtime capable kernel
called "slh" found at http://www.sidux.com (a project to build on the latest

Been pretty nice too.


On 1/28/07, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:
> Hallo,
> greg hat gesagt: // greg wrote:
> > - is that an accurate debian / ubuntu difference, what else is there?
> > Basically the only sense i've gotten is that ubuntu is friendly, debian
> > is balanced(?) and gentoo is for freaks. I kid.
> Debian, Ubuntu and Gentoo are like red, green and blue. ;)
> > - is testing a good choice?  From the description I am expecting
> > current, but not bleeding edge packages and a machine that is unlikely
> > to blow up.
> Yes, running testing is a good choice for an audio machine.
> > - will it be "easier" to do a machine based on compile-installs etc and
> > not just relying on apt-get with debian than ubuntu.  So therefore might
> > it be easier to transition to a realtime machine.  For my purposes
> > edgy's 18ish kernel hasn't failed me yet, but hey.
> Maybe you want to recompile just for learning it? Search for the
> Agnula/Demudi kernel howto, this makes it easy to compile a new kernel
> with make-kpkg on Debian/Ubuntu.
> The stock Debian kernel doesn't have prepemption enabled AFAIR, so you
> will probably get better performance if you build your own with
> preepmt enabled.
> Ciao
> --
> Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__
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