For those who can't wait for Version 3.0 to arrive.

  • mick.ca
Posted: Fri, 11/13/2009 - 22:00
I know that a lot of you are getting quite impatient waiting for the release of 64Studio 3.0 (it's been well over a year since 2.1). So i jumped ship (sorry...but read on). I had read that 64Studio had teamed up with Indamixx and made this awesome OS called Transmission. It has 64Studio mixed with ubuntu 9.04. Yes there is basically a "64Studio 3.0" version already out...but it's not free! so i started checking... Here's what i did. My research found that the new Linux-rt 2.6.31.XX kernel is working very stable with ubuntu as well as other Linux distros that add this realtime kernel. So I took the plunged and loaded Ubuntu 9.10 clean install and followed the instruction on the Ubuntu Studio Preparation site (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudioPreparation). This DOESN'T load "ubuntu studio" instead it points you to loading essential apps for audio production while keeping the shiny new Koala in the tree. I am up and stable with NO xruns in ardour 2.8.2. The newest Jack, the newest hydrogen and newest gnome. The newest everything. Even Pulse audio is playing nicely with realtime access to apps. Can even use Pulse audio in real time! (why i don't know but i just had to check) Never been so tickled with a system in many years. Amazingly stable and solid. All good Karma with my new Koala!! Anyone interested on how this hybrid system in put together step by step, i'll share. Perhaps this might tied some people over till Daniel and Free get the new 3.0 ready.... if you like to tinker and want a new system try this... (you might not even switch back). Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with Linux-rt kernel (from Ubuntu community) loaded with essential audio apps like Ardour, Jack etc ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!....thanks Indamixx for this wonderful idea. Happy Trails!

It's a shame....

  • Ryan J.
  • 01/22/09
  • Tue, 12/15/2009 - 23:15
So without any word from developers and with inconclusive solutions to my problems I am happy to announce that I just bought a new 21.5" iMac with the Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz Core with 4GB Ram. Man this thing is something sweet!!! It was a lot of cash to part with at one time but now I can see why any and every Mac owner who I have ever talked to has not a bad thing to say about these machines. Snow Leopard is beautiful, the audio applications available for free are abundant- many of which people are using in GNU/Linux anyway, still available free for MacOSX....awesome. I will keep my eye on the status of 64studio, for my old PC will still be waiting for an operating system that can play nice with its 7 year old Pentium4 2.68GHz processor & 1GB Ram. Good luck to all of you that have the patience to deal with the constant tweaking of their operating system, you have much more patience then I do and deserve to be respected. The short 6 month journey I had in the Linux world will not be forgotten and like I said, my PC will be waiting for a stable release of 64Studio- that is, if it resists the path of the fallen JAD. Best wishes to all of you this Holiday Season and good luck in the New Year!!!! Peace, Ryan.

Carrier pigeon

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 12/15/2009 - 21:03
No, the pigeon was killed by some angry eagles.

Pulse audio

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 12/14/2009 - 23:13
purge pulse audio. load all alsa components and restart. Purging will however remove the ubuntu-desktop meta package...but not everything else just the desktop package....good thing about that you can then very safely remove evolution, empathy..blah blah blah....without the meta package upgrading will be interesting. good news is...wine ASIO was updated and now FL Studio 9 runs flawlessly in Ubuntu 9.10 including Midi!! there's an .xml file that exist that is used in the patchbay of jack and routing is preset and all is well! that's WITHOUT the realtime kernel being used!! note: and i can see that there is still no update over here in this camp....(sigh) must be sending that update to the community via carrier pigeon..:)

@mick.ca and Ryan J.

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Fri, 12/11/2009 - 13:10
Hi Mick & Ryan I found the following: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ubuntu%20Studio%20Upgrade%20from%20Ubuntu a very useful compliment to the original ubuntu studio preparation thread. As an addition to the posts by mick I have now installed karmic and upgraded to "studio" on 2 machines. 1 for studio work and 1 for live performance. The first point I would make is that pulseaudio is comfortably the worst thing to happen to audio in Linux as far as I can tell. I'm pretty new to Linux in general, but from what I've seen pulseaudio is currently a waste of time. Suffice to say I have completely removed pulseaudio and never looked back. I also just for completeness in my mind upgraded to the latest alsa drivers following this very good guide: http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/2009/10/29/upgrade-alsa-1-0-21-on-ubuntu-karmic-koala-9-10/ The second point is that the "libasound2-plugins" has been customised by ubuntu to omit the jack plugins meaning it is not possible to use jack with flash or other similar apps which use alsa, but don't have jack support. In order to get round this I added the debian squeeze repo and upgraded libasound2-plugins from squeeze. This then allowed me to use my non jack, but alsa apps with jack. A good thread for setting this up can be seen here: http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1022&p=5400&hilit=jack+flash#p5400 The advantage of doing this means that if jack is running I can still use youtube or rhythmbox etc . I even had some fun using jackrack while listening to last.fm, utterly pointless but hours of fun. In answer to Ryan's issue with jack, unfortunately I'm still very green with Linux, so I'm not sure what to suggest, but jumping to wild and unfounded conclusions would lead me to remove pulseaudio as a starting point.

@mick.ca

  • Ryan J.
  • 01/22/09
  • Thu, 12/10/2009 - 18:14
Hey Mick. Just tried to follow your advice and load basic Ubuntu then upgrade using the Ubuntu Studio Preparation docs but can not seem to start up Jack. Jack launches then crashes. you offered to provide a step by step tutorial in your initial post. I accept your offer. Please share. Thank you kindly. Best Regards, Ryan

confusion

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Wed, 11/25/2009 - 19:08
Great and sorry for the slow response I have a M-audio card as well. Did you load form scratch? what does your hardware tab say in preferences>sound> (hardware tab)? is your PC speaker enabled? also are u running 3d acceleration? here's some great forums threads for m-audio cards basic http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305866&highlight=au+2496 or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1149271&highlight=au+2496 more involved and a work around if you keep Pulse http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1282745&highlight=au+2496 though this one for U-8.04 there are still great tips for things to check http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=997506

I've woken up from the nightmare

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Wed, 11/25/2009 - 10:02
I've now largely solved my problems, by following posts underneath the original blog entry on: http://idyllictux.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/ubuntu-904-jaunty-keeping-the-beast-pulseaudio-at-bay/

Audio nightmares in ubuntu

  • confusion_music
  • 06/18/09
  • Mon, 11/23/2009 - 22:19
Hi, I am getting no sound whatsoever out of Ubuntu Studio 9.10 with an M-Audio 2496. I have tried following the instructions on the link, but I can't progress as bash returns command not found to "asoundconf list" I am very confused and I can't find anything on any of the Ubuntu forums that even suggests other people of having issues. You seemed to sort it mick.ca so I'm hoping you might have some ideas. Thanks, Bruce

No sound in firefox

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 11/15/2009 - 06:06
http://idyllictux.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/ubuntu-904-jaunty-keeping-the-beast-pulseaudio-at-bay/ follow the instruction on the above site and ALL your sound will route through ALSA and not Pulse. I bumped into the same problem at first..including movie player. but the instructions were bang on.

My Switch

  • scribe63
  • 09/13/07
  • Sat, 11/14/2009 - 23:39
On my main studio rig, dual Xeon, i switched to Ubuntu Studio 9.04 with the AV Linux 2.0 rt kernel. On my Thinkpad T30 i was swapping hard disk between AV Linux 2.0 for hydrogen drum programming, and 64 studio 2.1 for mastering, and xvidcap capturing. But like i said the gnome terminal in 64 studio 2.1 started acting real weird, so i replaced it with Ubuntu Studio 9.10 which seems pretty stable thus far. I continued using 2.1 for some regular day to day stuff and Xvidcap video capturing, until recently the gnome terminal started crapping out on me. Only thing is, i can't get the same performance from XVidcap on AV linux 2.0, Ubuntu Studio 9.04 on a dual Xeon system, and 9.10 as it worked on 64 studio for some reason. jawara

I followed the instructions

  • cmay
  • 10/15/09
  • Sat, 11/14/2009 - 23:52
I followed the instructions on the link in the OP but I ended up with no sound in firefox. I got a new USB soundcard of the real cheap type and it works but onboard sound dont work no more after karmic it seems. I much prefer 64studio 2.1 than ubuntu or derivatives but the thing is that my laptop wont install the textbased installers. it boots fine but then starts flickering. I was a happy debian user until I got my new laptop which only seems to like ubuntu or other distros using a live installer. I had belenix an opensolaris on the lappy also but those are a nightmare to get working fully functional. I hope the 64studio 3.0 will have a live installer also. that however would save me a ton of troubles :)