how to change from lenny to 64 studio. what are the repositories?

  • tresbordones
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2009 - 16:41
I am currently running lenny with the 2.6.26-2-amd64 kernel. What repositories should I be adding to my sources.list file to get 64 studio working on my machine? thanks

2.1 problems.

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 07/31/2009 - 05:49
There is a workaround to get 2.1 onto your system again. Look in the forums under installation... From there you should be able to upgrade to lenny again.

i am so disappointed

  • totalchaos
  • 05/29/09
  • Thu, 07/30/2009 - 20:13
Yesterday i tried to reinstall 64studio based on lenny, because the system has started to give errors. After i install debian lenny, i change the repositories to make 64studio, but when i tried to install the 64studio file to change the system from lenny to 64studio, it found unsatisfied dependencies and resist to install. i tried both I32 and amd64 and no chance after that i tried to install 64studio 2.1 and it crashes during the installation (tetex.bin refuses to configure). i Guess that is because debian etch is stop to be maintained. Now the only system that works on my computer is 64studio hardy 3beta. Is there will be a chance for the users to use 64studio on debian or it is a lost cause from now on?

64studio 3 lenny vs hardy

  • totalchaos
  • 05/29/09
  • Thu, 07/23/2009 - 20:45
I have tested on practice both 64studio3 OS on lenny and on hardy for over 2 mounts and my conclusion is: Lenny+:incredably stable os, pure clean sound, excellent wine support, everything that can be expected from 64studio and the free software. Lenny-:some of the audio programs (like rosegarden) are not working correctly. Hardy+:more supported software, full MP3 support via medibuntu. Hardy-:the kernel (2.6.26multimedia) freezes sometimes during live sessions, the sound is crappy (well thank god that the OS is NOT using PulseAudio like ubuntustudioOS. That really will be a disaster), Although hardy is mentioned to be LTS most of the programs are beta quality, Its a fact that most of the free software users claimed that ubuntu is an open source version of windows and i seem to agree with that. The Conclusion: Although for now the hardy version seems more usefull, i cant see a bright future for it. I really hope and wish that the future will belong to Debian's 64studio ;-) Best wishes! Biser

I'm giving this a go as

  • Sonicfrog
  • 06/23/09
  • Tue, 06/23/2009 - 20:40
I'm giving this a go as well. For some strange reason, after upgrading my 64 bit processor, MoBo and memory (leftovers from anothr upgrade - the "new stuff is a few years old) The Ubuntu's won't install. They all crash at various points. The beta 64 Studio crashses and says the installer can't find the rt kernel. Lenny installed just fine, so I figure I'll try this. Will let you know how it all turns out.

Sorry to bring up a ten day

  • Heartarchy
  • 09/17/08
  • Fri, 06/12/2009 - 02:29
Sorry to bring up a week and a half old topic, but I've done the same. I installed Lenny 5.0.1 (Amd64) and used the repositories listed by skullnotions to "make it" 64studio. Then I used the config file from the 64Studio 2.1 kernel (to make sure I got it mostly right) on the 2.6.29.4 kernel and patched it with -rt17. Configured, compiled, installed and rebooted, not really expecting it to boot... but it did so I downloaded ardour 2.8... Then I used synaptic to get alsa-base 1.0.20 and linux-sound-base 1.0.20 from the ubuntu jaunty experimental repos. Which also work, although I don't think my emu0404pci ever will. I had a few problems with xruns to begin with but after some configuring I got it down to 2msec on 128 frames, 192000 sample rate and 3 periods. I can get it down to one but every-so-often it decides to throw a couple hundred "JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync..." at me. Regardless, I'm still working on it. One question though, does anyone have an idea how I might find the source of those xruns? The xrun is "JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync: read error, skip cycle alsa_driver_xrun_recovery" and I'm using a SoundBlaster Extigy. Strangely enough, I just tried it again on 1msec and it only gave me two xruns when I started Ardour and now it seems fine. Thanks in advance, -Troy

GNU Linux studio x3

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 06/01/2009 - 11:00
Hi Biser, Life can be so Yin\Yang sometimes. All three distros that aren't working there, are fine here. Lenny with 64studio meta-packages using 2.6.21 multimedia & 2.6.26 multimedia kernels was installed here as a test to help someone with their install and it works. I tried to break my ubuntustudio jaunty over the weekend by upgrading it to karmic (alpha). It didn't break, so I installed kde 4.3 beta1 and again it's still working. My intention was to remove it but I've compiled\built a kernel for it instead. I've had ubuntustudio installed since it was first released and other than recent kernel issues it performs fine here. 64studio 3.0 alphabeta (hardy) has a lot of potential, up to date packages and LTS are just two of many advantages. By the time Debian squeeze is released many DAW's will be in need of newer packages, but we can be sure of recent packages and stability. I hope you get sorted and I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on. Cheers! Dave.

lenny apt-get install 64studio

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 04/29/2009 - 10:11
I was cautious about this procedure because of the many changes going on at the minute, plus the fact we're now moving to ubuntu hardy. At the same time I was curious to the outcome of trying the 64studio install on lenny but I didn't want you to break your install or loose any data. So I did a lenny netinstall to try on a test partition first. I see you've already reinstalled with 2.1. I might play around a bit and see what happens if I try the 64studio install. Cheers! Dave.

Notes 1: FireWire

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 18:48
You would hit problems with your FireWire device with the latest kernel 2.6.29, we're looking into that at present. Check to see if the 2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel is in the repositories. I've checked a config file I have, here's the output. It looks good but I don't use Firewire! $ grep IEEE1394 config-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 CONFIG_IEEE1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_OHCI1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_PCILYNX=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2=m \# CONFIG_IEEE1394_SBP2_PHYS_DMA is not set CONFIG_IEEE1394_ETH1394_ROM_ENTRY=y CONFIG_IEEE1394_ETH1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_VIDEO1394=m CONFIG_IEEE1394_DV1394=m \# CONFIG_IEEE1394_VERBOSEDEBUG is not set $ grep CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO config-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 CONFIG_IEEE1394_RAWIO=m Quentin is building a 2.6.29-rt kernel with support for this device: see here: Kernel Testers Needed Post: *Kernel*: near the bottom. I wouldn't rush into making any changes to your system until you've done plenty of research. It would be much safer to have a spare partition to install\test on. Cheers! Dave.

ok, thanks for the info. I

  • tresbordones
  • 03/01/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 20:37
ok, thanks for the info. I think I will wipe my partition and install a clean version of 2.1

thanks here is my output

  • tresbordones
  • 03/01/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 18:12
thanks here is my output from lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge 00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) 00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) 00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) 00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA 00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) 00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) 00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) 00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) 00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) 00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) 00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14) 00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) 00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge 00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] 03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge (rev 21) 03:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394): O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) (rev 02) 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02) 0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03) (Edit-syntax-Dave)

Sytem info & kernel

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 17:25
Sources: deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable/ 64studio main deb-src http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable/ 64studio main deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/testing/ 64studio main deb-src http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/testing/ 64studio main deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports/ lenny-backports main deb-src http://apt.64studio.com/backports/ lenny-backports main You will need the development repos but take a look at the others first. You'll also need to import the 64 Studio key into your keyring: A root or sudo: wget -q -O - http://trac.64studio.com/64studio/browser/64studio/trunk/apt/key?format=raw|apt-key add - Can you post back info on your system, Graphics card etc., You're on new ground with this process because there's many changes going on at the minute. The new beta3 is based on ubuntu hardy. The latest kernel is in heavy development so you might be better using the 2.6.26 kernel. You are on *major* testing ground here! Back up your files before you change anything! Cheers! Dave.

From Lenny to 64studio

  • totalchaos
  • 05/29/09
  • Mon, 06/01/2009 - 07:03
Well i add the 64studio repositories to Debian Lenny and it works so good, so f....n good. I use the 2.6.21multimedia kernel because the proven stability from 2.1. Well i think it's a MAJOR MISTAKE to mess around with Ubuntu instead of Debian. Nothing against Ubuntu i even installed it on my girlfriend's PC but it's NOT FOR MUSIC. I used to have a 1 year experience with the disaster called 'Ubuntu Studio'. The programs collapse during live recording session, the windows programs like FL Studio are practically unusable. It's not working in so many ways that i can't describe it. I even tried 64studio hardy beta and it's the same s..t. It's even less reliable than US 8.04. So to make 64studio based on Ubuntu is like trying to make a Mercedes from Ford Fiesta. Lenny is reliable enough in this days. I even enable to start the jack server in realtime with their generic kernel (can't believe how that happened). It's important to set the primary (/) partition to relatime during the installation. PS: my hardware: "Celeron dual core 2GHz, 2GB ram, Creative live soundcard, Nvidia 9600gt" PS2: sorry for the bad English. Best wishes! Biser

ok, I found the repos in the

  • tresbordones
  • 03/01/09
  • Tue, 04/28/2009 - 17:12
ok, I found the repos in the FAQ section. How to I install the multimedia kernel?