strange Nvidia-wineasio error

  • sandsound
Posted: Tue, 11/18/2008 - 01:52
I have been running UbuntuStudio 7.04 for some time because I cant live without wineasio, and with the new versions of Ubustu, I cant record audio for some reason? Tonight I tried 64studio for the first time and before installing the Nvidia-driver, I tested the wineasio with my favorite sequencer EnergyXT2 under wine (btw... cool that 64studio comes with wineasio :-) Everything worked and I was able to record audio, but... as soon as I installed the Nvidia-driver and set xorg.conf to "nvidia", I could no longer record :-( If I set it back to "vesa" I can record again... strange... Do anyone know if there is a fix for this ? I run the 32bit version of 64studio and have tried to use both the Nvidia-legacy-drivers with same result. my g-card is a Geforce 7950x2.

I a bit of a VSTi addict and

  • sandsound
  • 11/18/08
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 21:48
I a bit of a VSTi addict and Reaper feels just too much like Cubase when it comes to stability and usability, so I guess I'm stuck with running 64studio with vesa-driver or an obsolete Ubuntustudio 7.04 :-( I tried recording a song in Reaper but it keeps loosing the Jack-connections and I had two crashes while recording. I have not givin' up trying thou, and will definitely try the 64bit version and keep an eye out for new versions of jackd, Ardour and 64studio.

64bit

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 19:27
I have been using the 64bit version since close to the beginning, when we only had a 64bit version. So far it has been rock solid, and working great except that VST's were not supported well until the winebridge program emerged. Nice things coming is that the latest version of jackd (when it eventually get released) will allow 32bit connections to 64bit jackd - great news, as it will open up VST use in 64bit without the additional layer of connectivity. It does not bother me so much, as I hardly ever use VST's anyway, but I suppose a lot of people will use this feature. So, back to your question. For easy VST use until the new jack gets released, use the 32bit version, else if you are up for the adventure, and a bit better performance, go 64bit.

Just followed your briliant

  • sandsound
  • 11/18/08
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 17:10
Just followed your briliant how-to ( http://www.64studio.com/node/636 ) and got Reaper to work :-) but sadly still no luck with XT2 :-( Reaper looks cool, but lack the intuiative feel of XT2. btw. Looking forward to Ardour 3 MIDI, but it seams like that might take a while. EDIT: Would you recommend trying the 64bit version ?

Winecfg

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 16:51
Wait a minute... I use the 64bit version, with winecfg set to alsa, winasio loaded, and an app called jackbridge running. Works like a charm.

Just tried Reaper and it

  • sandsound
  • 11/18/08
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 14:40
Just tried Reaper and it stops at "Initializing control surfaces" ? Tried both ALSA and Jack in winecfg. I have been trying to rule out things that might cause this strange behavior, and so far I have tested XT2 on four pc's with same result. Unfortunaly I only have Nvidia cards, so I havent been able to test on a pc with anything else. My logic might be flawed, but so far I have only been able to record in XT2 on UbuntuStudio 7.04 and on 64Studio with "vesa". I have tried Onboard soundcards, Creative Live, Audiophile 24/96.

Something to try first

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 07:04
Try installing reaper and check if it is still refusing audio connections while the nvidia non-free drivers are running.

sounds like a wine issue

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 06:49
I'll dig a bit when I have time. The problem is that I cannot use the nVidia driver at the moment, as the 64 Studio kernel is compiled in etch, and I am using lenny at the moment, making it impossible to compile the driver for my kernel. wine is still under heavy development. I seem to remember it working fine using reason, and the nvidia driver, but I cannot confirm this now.

No problem with native Linux

  • sandsound
  • 11/18/08
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 05:31
No problem with native Linux apps like Ardour, Audacity or the native Linux version of EnergyXT2, but without wine I cant use my favorite VSTi's :-( I have tried several solutions, but none of them offers the workflow I have in win-XT2 running via Wineasio.

This is a very strange problem...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/19/2008 - 05:00
Can you still record using ardour with the nvidia driver?

legacy?

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/18/2008 - 19:30
The Geforce 7950 should be the nvidia-glx package, and not the legacy drivers, if I am not mistaken...

OR legacy...

  • sandsound
  • 11/18/08
  • Tue, 11/18/2008 - 23:34
I know... I have tried the standard glx AND the legacy. I have even tried to use the new beta from Nvidia-s site.