all these heady talks and complaints of linux and rosegarden have me confused.

any rosegarden users running it on a mac platform or better yet, running linux on a mac and using rosegarden.

i've been searching forums trying to find help applying real-time patches to a ppc distro (any flavor would work for me) or maybe that's not even necessary?

i see those latency issues discussed and i have flashbacks to olden days.

while garageband is limiting, i don't want to lose the ability to use my laptop and pc as a trusty keyboard with the lads.

i've read the discussion the past few days, but it's admittedly WAY over my head. wrote:
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1. Re: A couple of suggestions. (Tommi Sakari Uimonen)


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Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:00:58 +0300 (EEST)
From: Tommi Sakari Uimonen
Subject: Re: [Rosegarden-user] A couple of suggestions.
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>> And is jack using /dev/shm for the files it creates or just /tmp?
> It appears to be using /tmp.

Makes me wonder what distro are you using? I also used to struggle with
Linux audio and tweaking countless hours to get things work. At one point
I decided to wait until some distro has at least the basic alsa setup done
right so I don't have to get into that. All I have currently 'tweaked' is
the realtime-lsm installed from the distros' own repository and compiled
the kernel on my own.

> I'm sure if I screwed with it some more then I might eventually get it
> to work correctly, as it seems that several different people have
> created several different patches to make Linux do everything and all
> I've got to do is figure out which of everyone's patches is the one that
> I need, but it's much simpler to just accept that Linux sucks and leave
> it at that. I only have so much time in my life. I can either spend
> that time making things work in Linux or I can spend it doing something
> more fun and productive like building Z80 powered drum machines. It's
> an easy choice.

I suggest that you wait that some distro has it done right (I guess the
CCRMA has the best shot at the moment), preferably if they have livecd to
try it before having the trouble of installing new system to harddisk.

>> And if you get programs crashing randomly, consider running memtest.
> That thing sure does take a painfully long time. I don't know what it was hoping to discover in the last 40 minutes that it couldn't have discovered in the first five, but it didn't find any problems.

Should find real errors in those 5 minutes, but you do leave your computer
at some point to go to sleep etc., just let it run overnight if you want
to be sure.



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