Problem with beta 3

  • shakky
Posted: Sun, 03/15/2009 - 14:29
Please help. I haave been an Ubuntu user for quite a while. I installed 64studio i386, to have a look. I loved it, but missed my Ubuntu. I installed 64studio beta3 as this has Ubuntu. Intallation was a breeze, no problems at all. I restarted the computer, and there was grub with all the right stuff, but when I select studio64, it says its loading but just hangs forever. I tried recovery mode, and it seems to hang at an ACPI problem. As you can probably gather I am not that up on it all, I am a musician! Brains pretty focused on that. Hope someone out there can help Shakky

acpi=off noapic

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 12:38
Hi Rob, You're welcome ;-) I'm also sure this is the start of a great friendship. Enjoy 64studio & Keep the reports coming. Cheers! Dave.

ACPI

  • shakky
  • 03/15/09
  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 11:34
Had a look at the link. Seems to me you don't need it anyway, as the kernel deals with that side of the control anyway. Thats good enough for me! It's great having real people to talk to about these things Many thanks for all your help. I'm sure this is the start of a great friendship!! Rob

Re: acpi

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 10:40
Hi Rob, It doesn't take long to reinstall and sometimes it's the best solution. The link I posted in my last thread is the best place to understand acpi. If you have a PC with say a graphics, sound, and eth0 card and you boot: ro Your graphics card can share an IRQ with your Sound Card (Not Good). boot: ro acpi=off noapic Now you find your Graphics & Sound will have their own IRQ's (Good). To confirm this from a gnome-terminal run: $ cat /proc/interrupts You should see ro = many mixed irq's... ro acpi=off noapic = IRQ for each card. Sometimes irq's still share but as long as your graphics & sound cards aren't sharing the same irq, you'll be fine. Laptops use acpi and mainly apm when using batteries. Cheers! Dave

acpi

  • shakky
  • 03/15/09
  • Thu, 03/19/2009 - 08:44
I did a re install of 64studio. I have to say its the best thing I have seen. I am using it already for the purpose for which it is intended, making music. My computer is different now that I have disabled ACPI, not sure if its in a good way or a bad way, but hey, who cares, it works. Still eagerly awaiting the final release. Do you think this ACPI problem will still be with me then, or will it be sorted? What is ACPI anyway? ROB

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 03/17/2009 - 16:46
Hi Rob, Some laptops need acpi but PC's usually work better if it's disabled. On win32 I used to hit F5 at install and choose standard drivers which disabled acpi, it made a big difference to setting up a DAW. If you do reinstall beta3 research how to edit the grub using the "e" key and passing the acpi=off argument to the kernel before the system boots for the first time, then edit your grub menu.lst and add the option there. As Alex says many hardware\soundcard manufacturers fear linux, at there own loss. Good luck if you go for the reinstall, but pay heed to Quentins post, it is a beta, for testing. If you do the reinstall it will be great to hear your feedback. Cheers! Dave.

Acpi

  • shakky
  • 03/15/09
  • Tue, 03/17/2009 - 15:56
So Dave Whats the point of ACPI? I turned it off like you said and the 64studio multimedia kernel works beautifully! In fact my whole computer seems to be working beautifully! d'you know. I can't help thinking that these computer makers do make life more complicated than it need be. I'm everso tempted to reinstall the whole 64studio beta now, 'cause I'm sure that would have fixed the original issue. Bit scary eh? Rob

manufacturers

  • alex stone
  • 11/30/07
  • Tue, 03/17/2009 - 16:02
Rob, You're not the only one who thinks the hardware manufacturers are behind the 8 ball, when it comes to simplicity. We could have a long discussion here about many soundcard manufacturers, and their fear of linux. :) Good to see you're up and running! Regards, Alex.

acpi=off & kernel

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 03/17/2009 - 08:20
Hi Rob, Great to see you up and running. You might have been able to disable acpi at the grub menu, search acpi in this forum. Edit grub by using the "e" key and adding acpi=off to the kernel options. The method is posted on the forum a couple of times. Or check out google. Once you know acpi is the problem disable it in the grub menu.lst. Again there are methods posted on the forum. Which kernel are you running now? Timidity (ubuntu version) is buggy, removing it is advisable if you don't use it. Cheers! Dave

Beta 3

  • shakky
  • 03/15/09
  • Tue, 03/17/2009 - 07:49
Snuck in the back door and opened 64studio in an existing Hardy install. A month is forever to wait! Its definitely the Multimedia Kernel my pooter has a problem with. One of the reasons I started this journey on looking for alternatives to Ubuntu Studio was I could never get the latest Rosegarden or an Audacity which gave me the functionality I needed. 64Studio, even through the back door gives me the lot.The only thing that's missing for me is QAmix. I find that more straightforward when choosing input/capture etc. Also, I find Timidity gets in the way a bit, and prefer to use Qsynth when I am not hooked up to my external stuff. Other than that I am loving it!! Can't wait Shakky (AKA Rob)

Release candidate

  • shakky
  • 03/15/09
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 15:17
Thank you Quentin, for getting back to me. How am I going to wait a month!! I tried using Ubuntu Studio, but, unless you are a computer genius and want to dabble in music making, it's just too hit and miss. As said prviously, I am a musician and would rather spend my time creating, than tweaking. 64 Studio just works, and works incredibly well! Lets hope that silly kernel doesn't take too long Thank you again

Beta software

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 03/15/2009 - 16:04
Hi Shakky, There is still a couple of important pieces missing out of the puzzle, and I would recommend you waiting for the release candidate versions. I do not want to discourage you, but beta's are for testers - and not for "real" use (though I use it daily) We will keep you posted. I believe it is only a month or so before we should have a release candidate. The reason for the delay is kernel related. We want the 2.6.29 kernel, but it needs to be released by the kernel group first...