Yeah, hardware is only like the knees for a marathon runner.
You might want to up the RAM and ditch the SSD; more so the SSD than the
RAM. You'll wear that out quick.
Personally, I'd recommend either Suse or Trisquel. If you go the Suse
route, during the install just select the minimal packages; there's a
preset for it. Suse is backed by Novell so it's rock solid too. It's
also super easy to learn once you figure out YaST and you don't have to
worry too much about drivers. Trisquel's a debian based distro similar
to Ubuntu. The difference is that all the software on it is Free
Software. (The FSF Member Nazi in me coming out.) Both are light and
easy to use and have a lot of community support if you have issues.
I think that wanting to use RTLinux (Real Time Linux) is a bit over
kill. Xwax is pretty light from what I've seen so far. But, I'm not
planning on running as many decks as you are. I only have an Audio 8
from Native Instruments.
On 05/20/2010 06:08 AM, T. B. Astora wrote:
> I heard hardware specs are not so inportent as one would think.
> But anyway the machine in question is a DAW to produce music with an is an I64
> 2 Quad core P45 mainboard 4GB DDR3 and 64GB SSD for the OS and 2x 2TB Sata
> I really prefere freebsd over linux because of several reasons, well
> documented, lightning fast, rock solid and the most imported fact that i use
> it every day so things are ease to achieve. Linux is very nice indeed but for
> me it are several years ago that i used it. (sorry for my bad english:)
> I know a lot of hardware is not supported on fbsd as well so most people wil
> run linux anyhow. lucky me my Maudio pci card is supported.
> So my question will be:
> On the same hardware can FreeBSD perform the same or better than linux in
> terms of latency?
> Or simply is FreeBSD capable as as realtime OS
> Is there anybody who tried a linux distro and a fbsd install on the same
> I also will post this message on de freebsd forum as well and maybe the more
> technical people (instead of me) will have a clue.
> Greets Tim
> On Thursday 20 May 2010 07:49:17 you wrote:
>> You can accomplish your aim by making a custom runlevel specifically for
>> the use of xwax. By doing that you cut out the daemons that are running
>> in your normal session. Although, the better question is what are your
>> hardware specs? If you try to run on low hardware then you're obviously
>> going to lag no matter which distro you use.
>> Psyber Netik
>> On 05/19/2010 04:51 AM, T. B. Astora wrote:
>>> Hi There,
>>> Is there anybody how can give me some advise?
>>> I want to install an OS only for xwax I'm familiar with freebsd my
>>> soundcard with 10 ins and outs (Maudio Delta1010lt) is supported but midi
>>> is not. The other option is Debian with an realtime kernel.
>>> My aim is to have the lowest possible latensie. I heard stories that FBSD
>>> is not so good as an realtime OS. And then i heard a story of 0,3 ms on a
>>> Debian box.
>>> So to make it short can Fbsd achieve a super low latencie?
>>> Thanks in advance