Hardware Blacklist (Greylist)

  • Quentin Harley
Posted: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 15:57
We all have some bad experiences with hardware giving us the bird... Perhaps you can use this topic as a starting point for anyone that wants to build a successful 64studio machine. Report what does not work, and what works very well. And if you managed to get any of the baddies going, let us know how you did it. After a while we can open a "Recommended Hardware" section under Tutorials to list your favourite 64studio hardware. My working system: OK ASUS A8N-VM motherboard (Did disable onboard video and audio) OK Athlon X2 3800+ processor OK 1Go Ram 400 (dual channel) OK 2x seagate 160Go SATA on onboard controller OK nvidia geforce 6200 graphics controller OK 17" LCD cheapie display OK Sony DVD dual layer writer OK RME "Hammerfall" Digi9632 OK Creative Audigy platinum (internal) OK USB Midi interface OK ADAT enabled digi mixer (DDX3216) Bad apples: - Onboard video controller of the motherboard is very slow... and a bit unstable - Audigy midi never worked right - hence the USB midi device. Sound also so-so compared with the DDX-Hammerfall combination I have been "lucky" - I read a lot of linux related blogs looking for the weak links, and thus did not take the hit too badly. My brother's Geforce 7900 GT is now running twin view from the latest module free built, but GLX is not working yet. (Out of sync...) Update: The 7900 GT is working perfectly with the latest modules included in 64studio...

M-Audio Delta 44 ?

  • sidfinley
  • 05/10/10
  • Wed, 05/12/2010 - 13:22
I see a few references to the 1010 in this thread, but does anyone have experience with the Delta-44 interface? The Linux driver on the M-Audio site is 6 years old, which makes be a bit nervous. My plan is to put the 44 into a new Intel i3 box for some home recording. I don't do any gaming, so the onboard video of the i3 seems cost effective. Please let me know if I have overlooked some fatal flaw in this plan... Thanks, -sid

damn ! it won't boot

  • percute
  • 02/04/10
  • Thu, 02/04/2010 - 23:10
hi, there's my hardware config motherboard: ECS (elitegroup) A780GM-A 1.0 version bios : SMBIOS version 2.5, DMI version 2.5, 64-bit processes, 32-bit processes cpu : AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor memory : 4 X 1G corsair hdd : 500 G sata I've tried to install several versions ( 2.1 and 3.0 ) and the same result is "It won't boot" the installer can't instal libc6 for example, or root filesystem.... for now I've installed on another partition Debian squeeze/sid with Linux debian-64 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Jan 10 22:40:40 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux and it works ! so, what's the matter? incompatibility ? failure ? thanks for all

Question... how are your

  • DigitalSwitchblade
  • 12/17/08
  • Thu, 02/25/2010 - 05:55
Question... how are your storage devices hooked up ? DVD PATA or SATA ? is the DVD PATA (if you have one ) Slave with an IDE harddrive master ? and when you select "use entire disk" is the disk you choosing SCSI 1 ? (yes I know the board has SATA Ports .. ) I have found that some Ubuntu installs get " confused " debian sorts it out pretty good ...


  • headless
  • 08/02/08
  • Wed, 07/22/2009 - 18:51
chipset: GeForce 8100 The Elitegroup GF8100VM-M3 Mobo is just trouble. Not that it doesent work at all.. this would have saved me the trouble of months of pain in the ass. There must be some Problems connect to the Fact that the Graphicsship is Northbridge (and Southbridge?) all in one. So it interfered with my M-Audio Audiophile 2496. Tried it with plain debian Lenny, Ubuntu Studio, 64studio, Arch and even with windows the Sound was bad and with mysterious troubles. Get it to make good sound without Jack, but with jack just crap. Thought maybe the card was defect. At the native resolution of my TFT 1920x1080@60 i head a flicering screen. Bought a GA-M56S-S3 with nforce 560 chipset and a geforce 9400 GT and it was worth the money.. I think it is a good adwice to keep the fingers from these all-in-one wonders.

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG

  • alikthename
  • 09/08/07
  • Tue, 06/16/2009 - 08:28
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG is not working

IBM Thinkpad T30!

  • rayj
  • 01/19/09
  • Thu, 04/30/2009 - 18:29
I just assumed it would be difficult, but I've installed the 32-bit version of ST64 on an old Thinkpad, and it works very well. I'm surprised, as the thing only has 256 megs of ram. I've turned the caching up quite a bit, so it's nothing like real-time. However, it has run like a top. Mixing 6 channel projects in Ardour, playing with softsynths, etc. is perfectly workable. Wifi is an issue, but I think that's fairly common. The onboard Intel 82801CA-ICH3 card was supported with no post-install tinkering whatsoever. Kudos!

For people with alot less "sexy" hardware.

  • DigitalSwitchblade
  • 12/17/08
  • Wed, 12/17/2008 - 13:02
I believe in the mantra if it ain't broke don't throw it out ... yet... I have "played" with 5 different distros based on what they "claim" they can do and I will attest to the fact that 64studio ( I am using 32bit due to my hardware) out of the box is bar-none the best distro for studio work. I still have some tuning to do for the audio side as for latency and such. I have two systems - one geared more for graphics/video/audio-for-video the other geared for audio/sequencing/software synthesis. Now mind your manners these systems are not the worlds fastest (the price was right) but they work for me and get the job done and compared to what I see the windows people have to run to even get the latency of a non-tuned linux system. I just gave myself a few more months for the techno-dust settles on the new stuff out there .. \ System1: P4 3.4Ghz HT 2Gig/Go DDR1 ram 160gig PATA (file system) 1TB SATA ( two 500gig/go drives in raid-0 using mdadm)-installed after filesystem was installed Mia Midi 24/96 card ( works right out of the box) GeForece 5200 Nvidia (AGP) - had to install drivers separately (upgrading to a 7600 agp) System2: AMD Athalon XP 1600 512 DDR1 ram 20gig PATA (file system) 200gig SATA (audio files go here) FA-101 - works right out of the box with minor configuration with JACK 0.103 ATI 7500 AGP ( will get upgraded as soon as I have parts to move around. ( system two is going to be upgraded to the following system ) AMD 64X2 ( speed unknown at the time ( depends on money)) 200gig PATA (file system) 240gig SATA (raid-0 ) 3 port IEEE-1394 FA-101 (x2) (I have two of these) GeForce 5200 (pull from the old system system two is not going to do 3d and such - ok .. maybe a render engine when not doing music on this system) as you can see neither system is state of the art but it works for me and it is bloody fast for me. I have played with JAD and Ubuntu Studio and had a rough time getting the FA-101 and Jack to work properly. The people at 64Studio did a wonderful job on this distro. I do not hook these systems to the internet so I may have a few outdated packages however here is some advice to those that are reading these forums and wondering if you should make the plunge. 1- Down load the 64studio distro and the Debian etch distro ( I will explain later ) 2- Don't worry about setting 64 studio on a raid ( unless you are thinking about raid-1 for your file system. there are many posts on how to set it up personally filesystem and audio/video files on the same physical drive I don't care for ( personal preference) 3 install the 64studio distro 4 update the repositories with the distro from debian 5 install mdadm 6 set up your raid ( pleanty of sources on the web for that) 7 kick back and enjoy !!! again .. thanks for the great system ...

Working System

  • jeg1972
  • 12/06/08
  • Sun, 12/07/2008 - 18:03
Motherboard: ASUS M2N4-SLI
Graphics: NVidia Geforce 7600 GS
CPU: 64 X2 4200+
Sound 1: On board NVidia CK804 with ALC850
Sound 2: M-Audio Delta 1010LT

The only thing I needed to do was to upgrade the NVidia drivers to the latest version. To do this simply;

1) Start in single user mode and log in with root password.
2) apt-get update
3) apt-get install nvidia-glx
4) vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5) Change the line in xorg.conf Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia" and reboot

Working Hardware

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 10/12/2008 - 17:16
PC: ASUS P4P800S-E -Pentium 4 HT -1024MB DDR? (1 x 1024MB) RAM -36GB SCSI + 160GB IDE HDD -8x DVD±RW -Intel Gigabit Ethernet -4 usb 2.0 and 1 Firewire port (not tested)-AC'97 Audio Controller -Onboard audio works Notebook: Asus M6Va minor issue with Intel "PRO/Wireless 2915ABG" but easily solved http://www.64studio.com/node/542 I am not using Card reader, IrDA and Bluethooth so I can't say. RME Multiface and Digiface via PCMCIA working fine with 1.0.16 alsa modules (2.6.21-multimedia kernel have it) Note: On mailing list are reported issues with "MIDI timing" on certain hardware. I am using MIDI just occasionally so my machines was not tested this way heavily. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 3.0 (pre1)

this soundcard NOT working ( waveterminal 192x by Egosys)

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 09/18/2008 - 07:14
This card does not have a Alsa driver yet: waveterminal 192x soundcard made by Egosys ESI Don't buy it before it has a Linux driver. The same manufacturer does have some soundcards, which seem to be working. Make sure you have a possibility to return non-working items to your dealer when making a purchase. If you are considering a soundcard to install to a Linux system, check out this page: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main It will save a lot of grief, not to mention money. Cheers!

Just works

  • t_sysimetsa
  • 06/13/08
  • Tue, 09/09/2008 - 02:00
I have both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of 64 Studio (2.1) running fine on this setup: .................................. M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 sound card GF 6200TC 128 Mb PCI-E graphics card 2 Gb DDR memory Samsung & Wester Digital SATA II drives AMD64 4000 processor Abit AX8 motherboard (939 socket) 17" VGA monitor LG DVD-RW drive ethernet card 10/100 PCI (don't remember which) M-Audio Axiom 61 midi-keyboard .................................. I had to add jumpers to the SATA II drives to get them recognized and work, but this issue was related to the motherboard, not 64 Studio. In-built ethernet connection of the motherboard does not have Linux support at all, but a second hand PCI card solved this problem.

64bit OS

  • Barry Jeenmaz
  • 09/08/08
  • Mon, 09/08/2008 - 02:35
64bit OS on Gigabyte S61 (or maybe M61, I foget) AMD 64 X2 6000+ 8GB DDR2 1X75GB Raptor 10k // 1x500GB Serial // 1x250GB Serial // 3x500GB WD Externals 8600GTS-OC DVD Burner, PCI-Wireless, etc etc ---------------------------------- Email - labs.beanz@gmail.com AIM - sic Yahoo - 2bz How To Start a Petition -=InK=-

Dell Vostro

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 08/06/2008 - 06:35
Looks ok to me. No obvious red flags. See if the intel graphics works before going out to buy a card. If not, generally the 7900 is a good choice (fast enough not to slow down your system, but still supported natively in 64 Studio 2.1. Let us know your final configuration when you have your system up and running.

Dell - Vostro 200 Mini-Tower Desktop

  • aka_guitarist
  • 10/16/07
  • Wed, 08/06/2008 - 03:27
Any thoughts on using this as an entry-level 64studio machine? I can't get Jammin to work on my old 750 MHz Duron system. Message says the hard drive can't keep up, but the desktop slows to almost frozen. So... The Price is right on this Dell if I can put 64studio on it. Intel® Core™2 Duo Proc E7200 (2.53GHZ, 3MB L2 Cache, 1066FSB) 22inch E228WFP Wide Flat Panel Monitor. Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs Hard drive: 250GB4 Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ Video: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100** Sound: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio** **I would put in my MAUDIO Delta 1010 sound card from the duron system and add a Linux-supported NVIDIA graphics card. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

It is binary

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 06:53
See my post: http://www.64studio.com/node/633#comment-2723


  • hm3
  • 07/23/08
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 06:43
Woking harware is: C2D 6600 at 2.4GHz on a 680i motherboard Got the Presonus Firebox burning on the first try with Jack and FreeBOB SO I believe my Audio is good Then there is the NVIDIA driver for my 7950 GeForce Vid crd that wont install as per the instructions on their website. I have a desktop stuck in 640x480 on a 46" Samsung HDTV. The TV never has an issue with any video card I throw at it. I have to commend Nividia for at least trying. but I cant tell a Binary from a Hex driver. Some Linux gedit asks me if it is Binary. Well the manual says I dont need to be a Comp Sci major but I am guessing otherwise. Soon I will feel I am insulting my monitor by leaving this co-MACHINE connected to it.

Thanks Quentin!

  • hm3
  • 07/23/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 23:18
Yes I have my mouse and keyoard on a USB hub and I had to unplug the keyboard from the hub for it to recognise the mouse and then I plugged the keyboard back into the hub. Both are working now. Pat

USB mouse

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 07:02
Try unplugging and replugging the mouse while your system is booted up. Sometimes a usb device just needs to enumerated correctly. Also try another port...

Hello all

  • hm3
  • 07/23/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 04:29
After some research on nvidia's website many complained of the 8000/9000 GPUs not working well with 2D graphics. So I traded the 8600 that would not even load x for a 7950 in another MS pc. With the 7950 after the install I even get a GUI desktop now but the USB mouse NOT working. Maybe after I install the correct nividia driver for my GPU the mouse will work. Then again I am a complete novice with Linux and there may be some other setting I need to. Any help is welcomed. I do know big problems with NIVIDA's 8000/9000 series GPUs and 2D stuff in Linux. Luckily I have a 7950 and it looks promising. Pat

HP Compaq 8710p Laptop w NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M

  • lactose
  • 03/06/08
  • Thu, 03/06/2008 - 22:52
Just got the AMD64 versions working on my laptop. Evidently, the iso does not have the right driver bits for the NVIDIA Quadro, so I got them from the NVIDIA site. http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_169.12.html Since X / Gnome wouldn't start (meaning no GUI or browser), I had to -first copy the binary to my personal website (not sure why) -use wget to bring down the install package -ran the install package Now it seems to work well. Between Blender and Ardour, I won't be getting any sleep tonight. Thanks for your hard work 64studio people. This is really cool.

Running System

  • MrsColumbo
  • 01/11/08
  • Wed, 01/30/2008 - 12:05
Hewlett-Packard dv9057ea 17" notebook AMD Turion 64X2 Broadcom WLAN (@ TK421: you'll probably have to install the UART-driver and blacklist the 43xx-one - it works using ndiswrapper - just google a tutorial) GeForce 7600 GS (just install NVidia-Linux-Drivers; no prob @ all) 2x120 GB HD 2 Gigs RAM I'm using Edirol's UA-25 USB outbox. Works just fine. Latency <13ms doing MIDI. Haven't tried audio so far ...

HP dv9610us

  • TK421
  • 01/17/08
  • Fri, 01/18/2008 - 00:57
Greetings all, I have installed 64studio on HP dv9610us notebook. AMD Turion 64x2 1.9gb 1536mb DDR2 memory I have the sound working Onboard Conexant HDAUDIO Nvidia GeForce Go 7150m graphics card using vesa driver 160gb 5400rpm SATA Broadcom bcm43xx not up(yet) intergrated nic not rccognized on install but works well going to do more digging and will post progress. Liking what I see so far. TK421

Working good hardware

  • wegface64
  • 01/17/08
  • Thu, 01/17/2008 - 11:21
Linux user 403389 and Herbaholic Trichopath AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ / 2GB dual chan ddr2 800 Gigabyte ga-m61sme-s2 nvidia nforce 6100 terratec dmx6 fire 24/96 Sidux -64 Gaia 64studio Works lovely here. Nice work, and glad to be back using 64studio after a long break :)

Matrox support

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Wed, 01/16/2008 - 18:30
By Dusty: " Note: MATROX VGA card users---64Studio or Debian does not supply kernel modules for the MATROX 450G dual head on the installation disks. You gan get then from the Debian Driver site but they may not work as in my case. To get X windows working with my MATROX after pulling my hair out I found the best place to go to get anything to do with MATROX cards working on Debian GNU/Linux. " Dusty - this site.... http://forum.tuxx-home.at/ is THE place to go if you need support for Matrox dual head graphics under Linux. In fact, it's hosted by the guy who wrote the drivers and I've found him to be enormously helpful. Don't even bother with Matrox themselves. They're utterly useless. A classic case of how indifference and company arrogance have turned a player that was once a world-leading brand into a bunch of also-rans.

Update on the 7900 GT

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 01/05/2008 - 16:47
Set up 64studio from scratch on a Athlon 64x2 4xxx with 2gig ram, Samsung SATA DL DVD writer 18x, nvidia 7900GT graphics adaptor. Smooth as can be. nVidia worked out of box with the new driver modules - Runs Beryl smoothly without any hitches.

Working System Dell PowerEdge -1600SC

  • dusty
  • 12/08/07
  • Mon, 12/10/2007 - 18:35
* Dual 2.4GHz Xeon CPUs with Intel's Hyperthreading technology * Serverworks GC-SL chipset with 400MHz FSB support * 1GB PC2100 ECC DDR memory with Error Checking and Correction (ECC) * Integrated LSI Ultra320 SCSI controller and ATA/100 EIDE interface chipset. * 2 Seagate 72GB SCSI disks, 15,000rpm Ultra320 drives, 1 120 GB ATA drive * 10/1000 embedded Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet controller * 2 x 64bit/ 100MHz PCI-X, 2 x 64bit/66MHz & 2 x 32bit 33MHz PCI expansion slots * Delta 1010lt Audio Card * MATROX PCI 450G+DVI dual head card. All working with extra configuration for my MATROX card. Any one using a MATROX card? Go to http://matrox.tuxx-home.at/ to get it working. This guy is simply the best at anything to do with a MATROX card and the linux kenel. Note: MATROX VGA card users---64Studio or Debian does not supply kernel modules for the MATROX 450G dual head on the installation disks. You gan get then from the Debian Driver site but they may not work as in my case. To get X windows working with my MATROX after pulling my hair out I found the best place to go to get anything to do with MATROX cards working on Debian GNU/Linux.

Working Hardware

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Tue, 12/04/2007 - 12:52
Got myself a very nice deal on the following hardware. Installed 64Studio (64-bit) and everything but my graphics card worked out-of-the-box: OK ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard (NVIDIA nForce4, onboard audio disabled) OK Athlon X2 3800+ processor OK 1.5Gb Ram (DDR 333 - dual channel) OK 1x 160Gb SATA (Western Digital) OK 17" TFT display (AOC) OK Samsung SH-S182M DVD (DL) writer with lightScribe OK M-audio Audiophile 2496 OK Geforce 8500GT PCI-E graphics card (Club3D) after installing latest NVIDIA binaries.

My working setup

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Wed, 10/17/2007 - 21:33
This is my 64 studio laptop Gateway MX6410m -Turion 64 ML-34 CPU (support for scaling ok) -1024MB DDR (2 x 512MB) RAM -100GB HDD -8x DVD±RW -10/100Mbps Ethernet -56K ITU V.92 fax/modem (have not tried, i just assume it works right) -4 usb 2.0 and 1 Firewire port -PC card type I and II (not tested) -Lexicon lambda USB works quite well for a USB interface although no ALSA mixer support, for now adjusting levels with knobs in front of unit. -Onboard audio works (AC 97 chip) not very good for serious work but ok for most audio toying and skecth ideas. NOT WORKING: -Broadcom wireless 802.11g (Couldnt built ndiswrapper against 64 studio kernel, everything is fine with etch kernel) -ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics (ATI drivers doesnt works with 64 studio kernel, used to work in 1.0 and previous, ok with standard etch kernel) -4 in 1 Texas instruments flash card reader (have not managed to get this thing running)

Graphics card not working

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 09/17/2007 - 19:51
My brand new pieces of hardware: -MoBo: ASUS P5B -CPU: Intel Core 2 CPU 6420 @ 2,13 GHz -GPU: ATI Radeon X550XTX 64studio doesn't recognize the graphics card. lscpi reports "unknown device". The GUI doesn't start. Cheers! Pablo

graphics card not working

  • rjbaker
  • 10/11/07
  • Thu, 10/11/2007 - 18:15
You can get a linux driver for that chip here; http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

Kernel upgrades aren't hard :-)

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Tue, 09/04/2007 - 15:16
Hi Susan, In 64 Studio, kernel upgrades are handled like any other package, and installed automatically if you do a 'Mark all upgrades' in Synaptic. The only difference is that you have to reboot for the new kernel to be used. There's no particular reason to install a new kernel if the current one is working for you, unless you want to help with testing - for example, checking for regressions. After your band has given the machine a try, let's hear some of your music :-)

Kernel upgrades aren't hard :-)

  • Susan
  • 09/02/07
  • Wed, 09/05/2007 - 23:24
Hi Daniel, Hey, that's great to know! I've never done a kernel upgrade before, it seemed a little daunting. Anyway, next time I want to upgrade my kernel, it's good to know how easy it is. I wanted to do a complete reinstall because I'd been putzing around with stuff like trying to compile VLC to work with Jack (I think I'll wait until there's a Debian package with Jack enabled) and I brought in a bunch of libraries from sid, which I never intended to do. So, I've got a nice clean 64 Studio testing box now, with only denemo and k3b, libmad0 and the "ugly" gstreamer plugins from Debian Etch, though one of these days I'm going to set up Apache and MySQL and some Perl modules. After futzing around, the firepod is working great. I was having a problem with very low sound in Ardour and also Audacity, but that was because the gain on my Allen & Heath was too low. Turn up the dial and boom, all is well! I also found out how to select the input channel for each track in Ardour, so things are starting to make sense:) Okay, I better get back to practicing my bass or nobody is going to want to hear anything we record:-)

Working Hardware

  • Susan
  • 09/02/07
  • Sun, 09/02/2007 - 20:16
Here's my setup, and so far, all is well: AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800 + cpu Gigabyte S-Series Socket AM2 mobo, with firewire, PCI and PCI express and USB 2 Presonus Firepod nVidia PCI Express video card (some el cheapo 3D thing, sorry, I threw the box out, so I don't know what it is exactly) 2 GB Corsair DDR2 PC3200 667 RAM Seagate 100 GB IDE hard drive Seagate 300 GB 3Gb/s SATA hard drive Seagate 750 GB 3Gb/s SATA hard drive 2 SATA DVD/CD drives - one with Writemaster, which I don't know how to use yet A floppy drive Antec Solo case Corsair HX520W modular power supply Thermaltake Silent 939K8 cpu cooler with heatpipes S-Flex SFF21E rear case fan The Firepod works fine, the only thing that I had to do to get it to work was follow the directions at http://freebob.sourceforge.net/index.php/FreeBoB_on_Debian_GNU/Linux - this link was in the freebob README file. Out of that, the only thing I actually had to do was load the raw1394 driver - modprobe raw1394 I included all the specs for the case, power supply, fans, etc., because this machine is whisper quiet. I have the Firepod hooked up to an Allen and Heath mixer. I'm using the testing version of 64 bit 64 Studio, but I'm still using the 2.6.19-1-multimedia-amd64 kernel which came with 1.4, because I really don't know how to do kernel upgrades, and this one works. Now I just need to get my band over here to really give the thing a proper workout!

Working Hardware

  • Dick Wright
  • 07/26/07
  • Thu, 07/26/2007 - 13:31
Motherboard: Intel DP965LT Processor: Core Duo 2.4Ghz Memory: 2Gbyte DDR2 6400 Graphics: Nvidia 7300 running with two monitors Sound Card: Maudio 24/96 PCI Audiofile Disk: Maxstore Diamondmax 21 250G SATA DVD writer: SATA nondescript 64Studio 2 rc1 64bit is running happily. Initially, I had an ATA DVD RW installed and whilst the insallation DVD would boot, the booted kernel could not then read the ATA DVD. I purchase the SATA DVD RW and installation went ok. I like it.

Novation Xiosynth works well, Maudio Quattro Doesn't

  • bredfern
  • 07/26/07
  • Thu, 07/26/2007 - 04:00
I've got a low end machine from Fry's on their low end amd6 box special. I was using the maudio quattro which only works right under windows. I gave that away and got a Novation Xiosynth. The midi works great, the audio drivers work great, and I have full duplex. I usually run 44100 16 bits, as everything eventually goes to CD. The usb midi and audio drivers work great, and rosegarden treats the Xiosynth's synth as a hardware soundcard synth, and everything works with low latency and full duplex, unlike the quattro, which could only handle halfplex.

hey everyone I have been

  • Nate
  • 05/22/07
  • Tue, 07/24/2007 - 15:10
hey everyone I have been meaning to do this for some time now. OK my desktop is my 64 bit system consisting of an asus K8V-MX motherboard athalon 300+ ATI 9200LE video card 1 gig of kingston RAM PC2100 IDE drives LG CED-8120B CD-RW M-audio Revolution 7.1 sound card Photon x25 USB sound card and MIDI controller All ran on 1.0.0 right out of the box only needed to re configure xorg for screen resolution but got superior audio performance with it. OK now on my laptop it's a 32 bit system I don't recall All the specs on it but will give what i can. Compaq Presario C551NR is model to look up specs. 1.8 MHZ celeron M 512 MB RAM INTEL 950 graphics Integrated sound (typical AC 97) IDE drive Compaq/HP didn't give alot of info on it. I got the laptop as a gift recently 64studio installed ok however didn't boot until you disabled SATA support in the BIOS. I also use the Photon x25 on this as well and it also performs wonderfully. however it does need a little memory boost to get the single digit latency on Jack with no Xruns on 9 tracks of audio on ardour and a few soft synths running but can get 5.8 msecs of latency with 9 tracks of ardour regularly. Q: What's the difference between a pizza and a musician? A: The pizza can feed a family of four. Soultion: That's why 64studio makes so much sense:D.

My System

  • manasia
  • 07/13/07
  • Tue, 07/24/2007 - 00:59
Working Properly: 768 Megs of Ram AMD Duron 1 ghz processor BFG NVidia Geforce 6200oc WD 320Gig HD Seagate 750GB External USB HD Ali USB 2.0 PCI controller Realtek 8169 Family Gigabit NIC AC97 On Board Audio Logitech Wireless Multimedia KB (Multimedia keys not functioning everything else is good to go) Logitech Wireless Mouse Toshiba DVD-RW lightscribe Maddog CDRW KDS 22inch LCD monitor Not working: Dell 720 Photo Printer

My Hardware

  • cyclick
  • 07/13/07
  • Mon, 07/23/2007 - 16:51
Laptop ACER 1525 AMD K8 m3000+,NVidia GO 5700 64Mo, Via KM800, Via sound, 512 Mo,DVD Rw 100 Go IDE, Wifi SB Live USB MAudio Uno USB Ext USB Drive Ntfs Desktop ASRock Nvidia 410/GForce4MX, Realtek Audio AMD K8 m3700+ Audio Egosys ESP1010 Nvidia 7600Gt 2 SATA, 1 on ntfs 2 Go DDR gkill Toshiba DVD Rw 17 Inch LCD Benq MK-425C Usb keyboard All works ok ESP1010 very well ;) with Envy24 Desktop with x32 version with DSSI VST ok ;) Laptop with x64 version all are ok just not VST support Nvidia Glx Compiz on two ......

Black MoBo.

  • tuukka.j
  • 05/28/07
  • Thu, 07/19/2007 - 07:11
My ASUS P5LD2 MoBo doesn't like the second SATA-harddrive for some mystic reason. Can't find a sdb1.

Grey HDA

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/16/2007 - 21:04
From what I can gather it is an absolute nightmare to get any decent performance out of the Intel HDA sound cards, especially ones built into laptops. Any experiences (good or bad) and if good, how did you achieve it? Also some 64studio users have Mboxes laying about. Has anyone entertained the idea of running one of these off 64studio? Anyone succeed? Cheers


  • Deep Brown
  • 07/16/07
  • Mon, 07/23/2007 - 17:04
Tried my mbox 2 mini, and it doesn't work.

Working config

  • Patrice Brousseau
  • 06/04/07
  • Sat, 07/14/2007 - 23:58
Gigabyte K8U-939 2gb of Kingston DDR400 RAM 3 HDD's: 1 WD IDE WD1600JB, 1 Seagate IDE ST3160023A and 1 Seagate SATA ST3250620AS CD writer LG GCE-8526B DVD writer Pioneer DVR-109 Echo Mia soundcard (not MiaMidi) Midiman 2x2 USB midi interface Matrox AGP G450 configured with Xinerama for dual-head (two CRT's: 1 15'' and 1 17'') 2 Realtek-based NIC, 1 onboard and one as PCI card Scanner CanoScan LIDE35 USB Printer Canon i550 USB configured with Turboprint This config works well with release 1 and 2 (there's just the bug that I must install first the 0.94 release then upgrade... If I do not do this, the system is unable to start. I didn't tried however with the latest 2.0 rc1 ISO). I also installed the visual theme of UbuntuStudio instead of the 64Studio one. Also, I replaced Jack with Jackdmp because after a while, the sound was distorted and the only cure was to close and open again Jack. With Jackdmp, I have only a couple of xruns when I start or stop some audio applications (no problems when they run). I run steadily at 64 samples. I also compiled Ardour 2.0.3 to run vst's. 64 Studio is a really great experience with this (humble) setup.

My config

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Fri, 07/13/2007 - 20:00
This is working with no problems at all: AMD64 64studio versions 1 and 2. Asus A8NE-FM socket 939 NVidia chipset Nforce 4 Phoenix bios Sempron 3200+ (x86-64) 80G Sata disk, running in a 6GB partition 1280 MB DDR main memory NV 6200Turbocache PCI express controller NEC DVDRW HP W20 widescreen LCD (very nice with Ardour) Maudio 24/96 PCI sound card Yamaha DGX505 synth USB midi Edirol PCR-80 controller keyboard USB midi Onboard sound works with 64studio but is locked to 48000 and crackles when driven at 22050 or 44100

My Hardware

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 07/23/2007 - 19:32
Hi Quentin and all the people at 64Studio! - CPU: INTEL CORE2 DUO E6420 - MoBo: MSI P6N SLI Platinum, NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI Chipset Based. - RAM: KINGSTOM 2 x 1GB DDR2 667 - GPU: SVGA 256 MB ATI ASUS X550 HM PCX - DVD-R/RW: GSA-H44N 18X - AUDIO CARD: ICE1712 - M AUDIO 1010LT - ONBOARD AUDIO DEVICE: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia - SURFACE MIDI CONTROLLER: BEHRINGER BCF2000 Most of it worked out of the box with 64Studio 2.0 rc1 (Now upgraded to rc5). My comments are the following: - At first, I could not get sound from the m-audio audio card if this was not controlled by Jack. I installed Audacious and couldn't listen to the music if the audio output plugin was ALSA 1.2.5. (with Jack stopped, of course). In addition, I installed Kaffeine and Amarok and they were silent too (Xine engine). Sincerely, not me but a Linux expert solved very quickly the problem (something about the differences in sample frequency, but I don't really know). With the BCF2000In Ardour, I am not able to assign a button from the controller to the record button of a track (the rest of the controls, faders and all, work fine). I was able to do that with Ardour 0.99. I have not tried the onboard audio card. I love this distro. Thank you Pablo