64studio 3.0 observations
Up and running with a fresh beta 3 (12/3, and the 2.6.29 RT kernel), and i add the following observations so far: During boot up i get a failure "kernel.maps_protect". No idea what this is, but everything kept going.... Once boot is finished, and the os is running, all seems fine so far. (And a good, quick, install with no problems.) I have two midi keyboards, that i don't turn on until the system is running, and qjackctl is open. When i then turn the keyboard on, and they appear in the Qjackctl window, i then get a nasty squawk, and the system locks hard, requiring a hardware reboot. Note: This happened on my regular Hardy UBstudio install at first. I upgraded Alsa from 1.0.16, to a source install 1.0.19, and the problem went away. I could then start and stop eitther or both keyboards, without a problem, or any type of crash. Maybe there's a clue here for the devs. (And it's the only crash or problem i've had.) I used Envy to install the opensource NV driver for graphics, and it all just works. (26" monitor.) And interestingly, i've just installed jack-1.9.1 (jack2) and no problem there either, with the current 1.0.17. So maybe between Alsa and Jack and the kernel, there's a version conflict of some sort. (I can't up update Alsa to 1.0.19 at the moment, because of some sort of missing kernel header or source, but you probably already know that.) I'm doing all this on an AMD64 X2 5600+, with 4 gig of ram, and no fear. I've also upgraded from source, libsndfile, to version 1.0.19. I appreciate this is probably quite brave/foolish/pickone, but there are a couple of apps that require at least 1.0.18, so maybe the devs might like to consider this as well, at least to version 1.0.18. Generally, so far so good, and i'm impressed with how quickly it boots up, and fast in general the OS performs. I've done the usual tweaks for Jack, etc, and with the 1.9.1 Jack2 version, it's running sweetly, and without xruns, at 128/44100/3. That's it so far. I'll install the latest CVS for linuxsampler, etc, and see what happens next. With the above observations taken into account, the sound works, the graphics work, almost directly "out of the box", so nice work fellas. Alex.