• Havoc
Posted: Tue, 09/09/2008 - 19:46
I'm going to uninstall 64Studio after these few months of use. The reason for this post is just to let you know why for me 64Studio isn't usable in the long run. If the mods feel this should not be here, they are free to delete it or move it to a more suitable place. But I feel I should let the makers know the reasons I'm not going to keep it. - Gnome: I just can't work with it. And there is no option to use KDE at install. Getting rid of gnome takes more work then it should. But it is possible, that's a good point. OTOH a guide to do so might be useful - for an audio oriented distro rather a lot of audio problems. The onboard audio of the laptop doesn't work (Dell Vostro 1700) and recording with an Edirol FA-66 crashes Rezound. Playback through the FA-66 is fine however. - it is harder to make 64Studio usable as a general Linux than making a general linux usable for sound. It took me less time to get Gentoo running audio as well as 64Studio on this laptop then getting 64Studio to boot in terminal. And it still dumps messages to terminal instead of dmesg. Not much help found for this either. - never found the sources to clean up unneeded modules in the kernel. Maybe a guide how to do this? It can be a great distro if you don't want to use it for anything else as it comes installed. But as a distro for general use and occasional audio work it just doesn't feel right. So bye to you all and success with your projects.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 09/10/2008 - 06:30
Though I am using 64 Studio for my day to day stuff as well. I suppose my hardware is better supported and I don't have a problem using Gnome. Thanks for the report. Linux is all about choice, and if 64 Studio is not for you, it just isn't. There are plenty of other fine distros out there and at least one is made to exactly fit your specific needs. Cheers, and hope to see you again in the future - when things might be developed enough to suit you better.