64 Studio 3.0 alpha ISO (and from clean 64 Studio 2.1 install)

  • Quentin Harley
Posted: Tue, 12/30/2008 - 19:03

Free has given the users of the free 64 Studio distro a wonderful X-mas present...

64 Studio 3.0 Alpha !

Please Note : This is an Alpha release and is not tested extensively. We need testers!

Edit: There is now an Alpha release ISO set out! Download here:
http://download.linuxaudio.org/64studio/
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/64studio.com/installer/
http://www.64studio.com/download
Please remember to report any and all issues with this early alpha release!

Without further ado, here is a combination of the info that was circulated on the mailing list.

Letter from Free

Hi,

here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community  :) 

As you all probably know Debian/lenny has been delayed and it is not
yet clear when it will be released (it was initially scheduled for
September 2008). Practically this means that we can't set any schedule
for a lenny-based 64 Studio 3.0.

So we decided to change a bit the plan and start working on an
Ubuntu/hardy-based 64 Studio 3.0, which is a platform we already
deploy for several projects and known to be stable.

For the braves of you here follows some instructions about how to
upgrade from 64 Studio 2.1 to the developing branch of 64 Studio
3.0. Please keep in mind that all this is still in alpha stage, but
should be already pretty usable.

============= 2.1 -> 3.0alpha upgrade instructions =====================

0) You should have two APT sources files on your 2.1 install:

/etc/apt/sources.list
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/64studio.list

comment *ALL* entries you have in these two files, and in
the following steps use only the file:

/etc/apt/sources.list

1) Add

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports etch-backports main

to your /etc/apt/sources.list and run:

apt-get update
apt-get install dpkg
apt-get remove firefox meterbridge

2) Remove the APT entries of step 1) from your /etc/apt/sources.list
and add these new repositories:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main

Then run:

apt-get update
apt-get install ubuntu-keyring
apt-get install sysv-rc=2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.64studio1~hardy1

3) Now run:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

and choose the default answer to all questions, except if it asks you if it should install unverified packages - Choose Yes there...

4) Finally issue a:

reboot

from the terminal.

5) open a gnome-terminal & run

sudo mkdir /usr/share/backgrounds
sudo cp (your wallpaper) /usr/share/backgrounds

Your screensaver preferences menu will look for this backgrounds folder,
if it can't find it, the screensaver menu will play up.

6) limits.conf for jackd to use realtime settings.

sudo gedit /etc/security/limits.conf

Open limits.conf.dpkg-old from inside gedit and copy the 3 @audio settings into the new limits.conf

@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - memlock unlimited
@audio - nice -10 

You might have to reset your qjackctl settings for Realtime & your card.

This has been tested on i386 and AMD64 versions.

Happy testing!

check audio configuration

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 04/04/2009 - 09:46
Here are some useful commands to check audio configuration: $ cat /proc/asound/cards $ cat /proc/asound/modules $ cat /proc/asound/devices $ lspci | grep -i audio $ lsmod | grep snd $ cat /proc/interrupts $ dmesg | egrep -i '(audio|sound|snd|linux|alsa)' I don't know how these relate to firewire ffado etc., but I hope they help. Cheers! Dave. Edit: Sorry posted to wrong thread... Found this $ dmesg | grep -i hpet and this $ grep hpet /proc/timer_list From here: Googled: Debian disabling HPET support

HPET Support in 3.0 Beta 3

  • digitaltrousers
  • 11/16/07
  • Sat, 04/04/2009 - 04:52
Hi. I just installed 64 Studio Beta 3 from the ISO. I have to disable HPET support in my BIOS setup or the kernel crashes at startup. My system runs the AMD770 chipset. Googling around I see that this was a known issue with the AMD SB700 southbridge. Maybe the SB770 is in the same boat? Will disabling HPET support incur any performance penaty? Let me know if I should provide any more information or do any more testing. Thanks for an otherwise great product. Dan.

sure

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 14:13
OK guys, i thought i was the idea, and that you argumented for, that build-essential was installable out of the box without adding new sources.

Weird!

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 14:15
Hi Thomas, I've just installed "build-essential" 15 minutes ago on a clean install. Here's my sources. deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted multiverse universe deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted multiverse universe deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports/ hardy-backports main deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted multiverse universe deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted multiverse universe $ apt-cache policy build-essential build-essential: Installed: 11.3ubuntu1 Candidate: 11.3ubuntu1 Version table: *** 11.3ubuntu1 0 500 http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status Cheers! dave

To dave

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 14:03
Hi dave. Cant't be, because i'm now on a fresh 3.0 beta, where the first thing i do is to try and install build-essentials.

linux-kbuild & base-system

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 14:05
Hi Pablo, There isn't a linux-kbuild-2.6.29 available yet. There is a doc here that explains how to build it. See down the page "The story of linux-kbuild-2.6". But I haven't tried it yet. I'm not installing nVidia or binary drivers yet because the installs aren't staying on the system long enough. I just copy my nvidia xorg to backup, change "nvidia" to "nv" and use the one for the kernel I'm running. At this time "nv"..... Your feedback on the 2.6.29 kernel will be much appreciated. Hi Thomas I think Pablo is thinking along the same lines as I do, installing linux-rt has pulled the linux-headers with it and changed your base also. Edit: just seen your new post Thomas. Cheers! dave

Bug or an unwated feature ?

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 13:50
Ok, i'm still trying to be able to install build-essential, i'm having issues with alpha AND beta. I've done the following and ONLY the following: 1. 1. Installed 3.0 beta 2. 2. Open Synaptic, enabling all repo, making my sources.list look like this: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe restricted multiverse 3. 3. Search,Select and install build-essential. Error! When marking build-essential its says: build-essential: Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or libc-dev Depends: gcc but it is not going to be installed Depends: g++ but it is not going to be installed If i try to install libc6-dev, its says: libc6-dev: Depends: libc6 (=2.7-10ubuntu3) but 2.7-10ubuntu4 is to be installed Please...wuzup?

To Pablo

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 11:28
Pablo I think you misunderstand what i'm trying to achieve. I'm trying to install build-essential, not another newer kernel. I tried that and I found the 26 kernel more unstable than 24. anyway thanks for you effort!

Mind the headers

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 11:20
Thomas, > I have no trouble selecting and installing 2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel. But uname -a shows: > uname -a Linux 64studio 2.6.24-16-rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Apr 10 15:15:40 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux So, you are not booting with the 2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel. In addition, as Dave comments, you may lack the headers. I hope these instructions are complete enough, if not, Dave, please correct me. I'm also learning here. 0) Synaptic: Make sure you have, at least, these repositories enabled: deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main Reload 1) Install the headers: Synaptic search: Look in: version, Topic: 2.6.26-1 Install or make sue you have installed (needless to say, and dependencies if any): linux-image-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 2.6.26-14 linux-headers-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 2.6.26-14 Note that the point here is that you want a "linux-headers" version that matches your "linux-image" version. Quentin is proposing installing a new kernel which is already in the repositories. You would need to do the same with this new version. But don't try it just yet because I have encountered a problem although I am sure it will be fixed soon. 2) Make sure GRUB knows about this kernel and select it at start I don't know how to do this with a GUI... gedit /boot/grub/menu.list #In case you need to edit this file, add sudo at the beginning Make sure your timeout line is not so low that the boot options don't even show up at boot. Make it at least 8 (meaning 8 seconds). Make sure the lines for the new kernel are there. If not, add them manually. Note that the default number(first uncommented line) shows the "title" line that will be selected at boot by default, in the order they are written in the file itself. 0 is the first title line and so on. If you are in doubt about how to add the new kernel lines manually, copy here the lines beginning from ## ## End Default Options ## Cheers! Pablo

Linux-headers-2.6.29.1 fails to install

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 02/22/2009 - 10:33
Hi Quentin, hi Dave, hi everybody, pablo@64studio:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-686 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that the package is simply not installable and a bug report against that package should be filed. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-686: Depends: linux-kbuild-2.6.29 but it is not installable E: Broken packages pablo@64studio:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list #showing only uncommented lines deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse deb ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free Cheers! :)

Kernel news

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 22:29
For those not getting the mailing list... The 64 studio kernel for 3.0 looks like it might be the latest 2.6.29-RT Apparently it has outperformed the 2.6.26 in testing already, and I'll give it a go early next week. Free has added it to the master branch, so it should be available in synaptic for 3.0 alpha users... Sounds promising!

dont know how to see it

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 15:08
uname -a Linux 64studio 2.6.24-16-rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Apr 10 15:15:40 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux This is all i did: Install 3.0 alpha (from 8.1.2009) install linux-rt

Re: No luck

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 14:26
Hi Thomas, It is very strange, I'm on with what I think might be the last test install right now. All of them are having no problems at all with build-essential. I think the beta release and test kernel will sort it out. Just out of curiosity which kernel-headers do you have installed? Cheers! dave

No luck

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 14:05
Hi Dave I have no trouble selecting and installing 2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel. I did it earlier on another 3.0 installation,but it gave me a lot of other problems so i wont do it again, so this time i just marked it in synaptic. No problems at all! Your method show no success with or without the repo added to sources dpkg -l |grep libc6-dev thomas@64studio:~$ ii libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu4 ii: remote host closed connection: File exists Strange i can't install this i think....

2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel & headers

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 02/21/2009 - 13:21
Hi Thomas, Sorry about the delay in posting. Have you installed anything else other than linux-rt that could have changed your base, I have tested linux-rt before without problems. What results do you get if you try to install the 2.6.26-1-multimedia kernel & headers from here. You don't have to install them, just see if it will let you. (second post down). I have these on my 3.0 alpha. $ dpkg -l |grep libc6-dev ii libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu4 $ dpkg -l |grep gcc ii gcc 4:4.2.3-1ubuntu6 ii gcc-3.3-base 1:3.3.6-15ubuntu6 ii gcc-4.2 4.2.4-1ubuntu3 ii gcc-4.2-base 4.2.4-1ubuntu3 ii libgcc1 1:4.2.4-1ubuntu3 $ dpkg -l |grep g++ ii g++ 4:4.2.3-1ubuntu6 ii g++-4.2 4.2.4-1ubuntu3 Edit: I've done 3 installs in the last 24 hours to test kernels for reports, The build tools I use, including build-essential have all installed fine, so I'm not sure why you're having these problems. The 3.0 beta including the new test kernel should see your problems fixed. Cheers! dave

Re: build-essential

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 02/20/2009 - 02:51
Hi mcskelle, I haven't had any problems with this, my last 3.0 alpha install was 3 days ago and build-essential installed fine. Can you post more details about the error you are getting. Also check your sources. $ apt-cache search build-essential $ apt-cache show build-essential $ apt-cache policy build-essential Cheers! dave

vuild-essential

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Fri, 02/20/2009 - 06:48
apt-cache search build-essential build-essential - informational list of build-essential packages devscripts - Scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier dh-buildinfo - Debhelper addon to track package versions used to build a package sbuild - Tool for building Debian binary packages from Debian sources build-essential Priority: optional Section: devel Installed-Size: 48 Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers Original-Maintainer: Matthias Klose Architecture: i386 Version: 11.3ubuntu1 Depends: libc6-dev | libc-dev, gcc (>= 4:4.1.1), g++ (>= 4:4.1.1), make, dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5) Filename: pool/main/b/build-essential/build-essential_11.3ubuntu1_i386.deb Size: 7066 MD5sum: dbf21241506cb04fc6f67a93aaaf991b SHA1: aef5b9f76a05ea23c0370eab53ef0d20b4dac1f5 SHA256: 7d3b5efbd44c8e8186e33e3b0e9585fc8a86f4b1cd328f10e3c4a594e50f9da5 Description: informational list of build-essential packages If you do not plan to build Debian packages, you don't need this package. Moreover this package is not required for building Debian packages. . This package contains an informational list of packages which are considered essential for building Debian packages. This package also depends on the packages on that list, to make it easy to have the build-essential packages installed. . If you have this package installed, you only need to install whatever a package specifies as its build-time dependencies to build the package. Conversely, if you are determining what your package needs to build-depend on, you can always leave out the packages this package depends on. . This package is NOT the definition of what packages are build-essential; the real definition is in the Debian Policy Manual. This package contains merely an informational list, which is all most people need. However, if this package and the manual disagree, the manual is correct. Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com Origin: Ubuntu build-essential: Installed: (none) Candidate: 11.3ubuntu1 Version table: 11.3ubuntu1 0 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that the package is simply not installable and a bug report against that package should be filed. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: build-essential: Depends: libc6-dev but it is not going to be installed or libc-dev Depends: gcc (>= 4:4.1.1) but it is not going to be installed Depends: g++ (>= 4:4.1.1) but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages I fogot to mention that i installed linux-rt just after installing 3.0

build-essential

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Thu, 02/19/2009 - 23:09
I just installed a fresh 3.0 alpha from scratch I can't install the build-essential - some sort of dependecy-issues. anybody installed this succesfully?

Re: Renaming tracks in ardour

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 02/09/2009 - 17:12
Hi Pablo, Ardour: I got the reply I was waiting for and this sounds like it "could" be a new bug. We need to know if any other users are experiencing this problem, before reporting it upstream. Audacity: I am finding Audacity ok here, If you can confirm this also and no others report issues with Jack usage, the ticket can be closed. xorg.conf A working knowledge of xorg.conf seems to be a requirement for graphics and other hardware usage when using the default ubuntu xorg.conf. Great to see you found the workaround. Cheers! dave

Hi Dave, Thank you for your

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 16:46
Hi Dave, Thank you for your support. I've been trying things. In qjackctl, in the setup button, display tab, I have selected "Enable client/port aliases" and "Enable client/port aliases editing (rename)". No avail. The "about" button keeps on showing the message: "JACK Port aliases support disabled" in red letters. I'm going to uninstall it and compile it myself to see if it works. Good to hear that compiz will be disabled by default. I agree. About the keyboard issue, it's solved! :D. My keyboard lines in /etc/X11/xorg.conf are: Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "es" The last three lines are manually added and this has solved the issue. I think this problem may be common to all ubuntu users who make the installation in English with a spanish keyboard. Here, Audacity is OK with Jack (first I had to choose in Edit->preferences, Jack for playback AND capture, even when I was not going to record). Even so, I wish it were more jack-friendly, the connections in qjackctl only show up after you press the play button. I haven't tested record but I think it's the same issue so you'll have to do something like: press record and immediately press pause, check/make connections in qjackctl and press pause again to go on. Cheers. Pablo

Re: Renaming tracks in ardour

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:43
Hi Pablo, I'm trying to find out if this a bug or if this is just normal behavior, I'll post back when I have a reply. Good to see the workaround is ok. Compiz will be disabled in the 3.0. So users can enable it if they want to. I'm not sure what to suggest about the keyboard issue, but if disabling compiz works then that's the best way. You could try using a different keyboard to see if you still get the same problem when compiz is enabled. How is Audacity working for you? The last version gave some users problems with Jack. Cheers! dave

Re: compiling on 3.0

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:23
Hi Thomas, You might have to install the build-essential package. $ apt-cache search build-essential Cheers! dave

ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist

  • Fer Servadu
  • 02/07/09
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:06
A note to PeterV.

I experienced a similar problem after doing an install on a brand-new, home-built system, except this was on a SATA drive and initramfs was looking for the root filesystem on /dev/sda1. After knocking my head against the wall trying to get the system to boot, I tried tinkering with the BIOS.

Apparently Debian doesn't like certain settings where the SATA controllers of certain mainboards are concerned. What worked for me was this:

-Go to the On-Board Peripherals section of the BIOS

-Go to Onchip SATA

-Change SATA Type to AHCI



I'm not harware-savvy enough to know exactly why this worked, but restarting booted me straight into 64Studio with no problems.

Prior to this I had spent well over a day messing with Grub, trying to troubleshoot from BusyBox, trying to rescue the system via various live CDs, and going through endless google searches.

I know this is a really late response to your post, but maybe it can help you or others with this (apparently rare) problem.

Note: my mainboard is a DFI LanParty DK 790GX-M2RS

compiling on 3.0

  • mcskelle
  • 04/17/08
  • Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:04
Hi all I installed 3.0 (i386) from the iso image. When installing Netbeans (an multilanguage development enviroment) it complaints that I dont have all the C/C++ development stuff installed. Thats odd, because in Synaptic it seems to me that all the C/C++ packages are installed as a part of the installation. So in short: From a fresh 3.0 alpha install, what do i need to do to be able to compile in C/C++? Thomas

Download

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 02/07/2009 - 10:34
Sorry, I should have updated the first post ages ago... Download links should now be active

Renaming tracks in ardour

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 02/06/2009 - 21:31
Yes Dave, that's the workaround. I name the tracks as I wish, save and quit ardour, restart the project and then qjackctl is OK with the new names. By the way, my keyboard is going crazy again. I think this bug has to do with compiz because disabling the effects solves the problem. I don't really need the effects, but anyway if I find the solution I'll report it here. Have a nice weekend. Cheers! Pablo

Ardour & Audacity

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 02/06/2009 - 19:23
Hi Pablo, If you change the track name in Ardour, save the project, exit Ardour and restart Ardour does this help with the problem? The new Audacity is very nice. On Audacity 1.3.6-3~hardy1 here. It starts faster, and at first glance seems to have some nice features. Great to see you on the 3.0 alpha Cheers! dave.

Success

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 02/06/2009 - 16:44
Hi, I have finally installed 64studio 3.0 alpha from scratch and then 2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 kernel in my 64studio root partition. I've noticed the following: The keyboard went crazy at random. For example, I got a hyphen when I pushed a bar, and so on. This happens in a default language installation with a spanish qwerty keyboard. To solve this problem, in System->Preferences->Keyboard layouts, I had to remove USA (although it was never selected and Spain was the default). So far so good. When I add a new track in ardour and rename it, the new name doesn't appear in qjackctl connections. Worse, I can't connect anything to it. I have to rename again the track to Audio 1 and then I can connect. I hadn't this problem with ardour 2.7.1 manually built and the previous versions of jack and qjackctl. The good side is that my BCF 2000 works again with the Mackie control. Oh, as I was writing this, I've seen a new version of qjackctl and installed. It's: Version: 0.3.4 Build: Feb 6 2009 10:45:22 It doesn't solve the problem but there is this message in red letters: "JACK Port aliases support disabled" So this is the problem, I guess. Do you know how to enable port aliases support? The new Audacity!! Wow, I can change tempo without changing pitch again! The graphic resolution worked correctly out of the box (Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS). However, after some days it went bad (go figure). I installed the Nvidia driver and voilà. Desktop effects also work. I added the winehq repository to bulid dssi-vst, as wine-dev version is lower than wine version in the 64studio repo. I deleted the "people" repository. I added the medibuntu repository for hardy. I installed Googleearth4.3 and works fine. The audio system is very stable. Without any tweak other than explained here (audio group settings in limits.conf) I can get the latency as low as I want. Jack is up with 0,667 ms (16 frames/period) with no x-runs as I listen to music through audacious and play with some graphic effects (well, 2 x-runs now). To record, I use 64 frames/period (sub 3ms) and software monitoring. But I don't even need it. 5,3 ms (128 frames/period) is enough for me. Honestly, my recordings are very simple plus I don't have references with other OS's, but I'm sure this is very good! This move to ubuntu hardy has been providential. It works like a charm and I can have more recient versions of the apps. Thank you again. Cheers. Pablo

Re: My alpha experience thus far...

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 01/27/2009 - 00:29
Hi, Thanks for the great feedback, I've got your posts in a text file and am working my way through them, some of your comments I remember from my 2.1 dist-upgrades to 3.0 alpha, others are new to me. Nice links also ;-) I hope you enjoy the 3.0 beta when it's released. Cheers! dave. PS: The "people" repository is not needed anymore, you can run the dist-upgrade without it.

Re: My alpha experience thus far...

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 01/25/2009 - 11:12
I am just reading your http://pastebin.com/me1fe60 messages now. I can confirm Free's deb site is offline today?. A lot of the messages you saw during the upgrade are common during the dist-upgrade. What do these commands return when you run them from a terminal: I see. $ dpkg -l |grep libc6 ii libc6 2.7-10ubuntu4 (don't post the description part) ii libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu4 ii libc6-i686 2.7-10ubuntu4 $ sudo apt-cache policy libc6 The 3.0 alpha images are here, it would be better to install the image if you can. Installing the new kernel clears a lot of problems. deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-multimedia-686 for i386 or: apt-get install linux-image-2.6.26-1-multimedia-amd64 apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-multimedia-amd64 Cheers! dave

Re: My alpha experience thus far...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 01/25/2009 - 20:34
New kernel and headers installed and booted fine with some errors/warnings. Relavant messages below: Jan 25 11:51:19 64studio kernel: [ 28.807142] sensors[3014]: segfault at 46 ip b7e572cd sp bf987d00 error 4 in libc-2.7.so[b7dfd000+149000] Jan 25 11:51:19 64studio kernel: [ 28.808776] sensors[3015]: segfault at 46 ip b7eb52cd sp bfae8660 error 4 in libc-2.7.so[b7e5b000+149000] Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: audio.conf: Key file does not have key 'Enable' Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: audio.conf: Key file does not have key 'Disable' Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: add_service_record: got record id 0x10000 Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: audio.conf: Key file does not have key 'Disable' Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: audio.conf: Key file does not have group 'A2DP' Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio last message repeated 3 times Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: SEP 0x806d318 registered: type:0 codec:0 seid:1 Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: add_service_record: got record id 0x10001 Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: add_service_record: got record id 0x10002 Jan 25 04:38:40 64studio audio[3420]: add_service_record: got record id 0x10003 Jan 25 11:51:40 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.reason Jan 25 11:51:40 64studio kernel: [ 53.496444] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 Jan 25 11:51:40 64studio kernel: [ 53.496752] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode Jan 25 11:51:40 64studio kernel: [ 53.587624] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:00.0 disabled Jan 25 11:51:46 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.host_name Jan 25 11:51:46 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.domain_name Jan 25 11:51:46 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.nis_domain Jan 25 11:51:46 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.nis_servers Jan 25 11:51:46 64studio dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.interface_mtu Now that I got the radeon driver working for gnome, all my console tty have garbled video. The shutdown graphic is also garbeled, but the boot one is fine. Not sure if this is a radeon driver issue or Alpha issue. It does not happen in Ubuntu Hardy. I tried some audio tests after the kernel upgrade to 2.6.26. Ardour gave a ton of xruns just like with 2.6.21, but then it errored after 10 seconds of playback and gave me a message about the disk not being fast enough. Then it froze, HARD, and had to do a hard reset. I then tried jack with hydrogen, and some synths. Zynaddsubsyn gave 2 xruns similar to the ardour ones, but worked fine otherwise. Hydrogen was happy. Alsa modular synth was happy. AMSynth for some reason wouldn't work, jack wouldn't connect its output and said something about AMSynth being inactive. While I was playing a synth with hydrogen going, it froze HARD, and once again did a hard reset. The system is fairly unusable to me so I am going to reinstall Ubuntu Studio Hardy for now. Looking forward to beta. :)

Re: My alpha experience thus far...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 01/25/2009 - 17:49
I did a few more tests and the commands you mentioned with notes below. I am about to install the new kernel and see how things look from there. brian@64studio:~$ dpkg -l |grep libc6 ii libc6 2.7-10ubuntu4 ii libc6-dev 2.7-10ubuntu4 ii libc6-i686 2.7-10ubuntu4 brian@64studio:~$ sudo apt-cache policy libc6 libc6: Installed: 2.7-10ubuntu4 Candidate: 2.7-10ubuntu4 Version table: *** 2.7-10ubuntu4 0 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 2.7-10ubuntu3 0 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages Jack with Ardour playback: JackEngine::XRun: client = ardour was not run: state = 1 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client = ardour was not run: state = 2 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client = ardour was not run: state = 1 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client = ardour was not run: state = 1 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client ardour finished after current callback JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client = ardour was not run: state = 1 The responsiveness of the system seems to hang every now and again with windows, file operations, and icewealsel compared to my install of Ubuntu Hardy before. Not sure if this helps or not, but here is my output from realTimeConfigQuickScan.pl from http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com in the system configuration section. Finding current kernel config... found /boot/config-2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 Checking for Ingo Molnar's Real-Time Preemption... found - good. Checking for tickless time support... found. ** Tickless timer found. This is said to reduce realtime performance For more information, see http://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=456 Checking for 1000hz clock... found - good. Checking for High Resolution Timers... not found. ** Try enabling high-resolution timers (CONFIG_HIGH_RES_TIMERS under 'Processor type and features') For more information, see http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/doku.php?id=system_configuration#installing_a_real-time_kernel Checking filesystem types... ok. Checking tmpfs mounted on /tmp.. not found. ** Warning: no tmpfs partition mounted on /tmp For more information, see: - http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/doku.php?id=system_configuration#tmpfs - http://lowlatency.linuxaudio.org Checking filesystem 'noatime' parameter... ** Warning: / does not have the 'noatime' parameter set For more information, see http://wiki.linuxmusicians.com/doku.php?id=system_configuration#filesystems ** Set $SOUND_CARD_IRQ to the IRQ of your soundcard to enable more checks Checking the ability to prioritize processes with (re)nice... yes - good. Checking whether you're in the 'audio' group... yes - good. Checking for multiple 'audio' groups... no - good. Checking sysctl settings: - checking inotify max_user_watches... >= 524288 - good. Checking for resource-intensive background processes... none found - good.

My alpha experience thus far...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 01/25/2009 - 09:40
64Studio 2.1 to 3.0 Alpha Notes System is a Clevo m57u laptop that was running Windows XP and Ubuntu Studio Hardy previously. 1.8GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB DDR2 Ram SATA Hard Drive ATI Radeon Mobility x1600 (M56P) Intel HDA (Realtek) Onboard Edirol Roland UA-4fx USB Audio interface Alesis ControlPad USB MIDI drum pad Notes from Alpha test install: Installed clean 2.1 over Ubuntu Studio, did a apt-get update and downloaded updates (qsynth failed) Followed forum post to do a dist-upgrade Couldn't connect to "deb http://people.64studio.com/~free/64studio ./" Upgrade message for glibc6 told me i could hold this upgrade till i was finished with that gdm session, so I said to upgrade immidiatly and got the following error. Replacing files in old package libc6 ... Preparing to replace libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8 (using .../libc6_2.7-10ubuntu4_i386.deb) ... locale: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by locale) Checking for services that may need to be restarted... Checking init scripts... WARNING: init script for xscreensaver not found. /usr/bin/locale: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by /usr/bin/locale) Stopped glibc upgrade. Please retry the upgrade after you have checked or stopped services by hand. dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.7-10ubuntu4_i386.deb (--unpack): subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.7-10ubuntu4_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Upgrade seems to have worked and finished. Some packages warned about an unsupported python version. A lot of complaining by perl that it couldn't set the locale and defaulting to "C". This stoped after a Locale package was installed. Also, I chose to overwright my menu.lst which was not the default because it changed the /dev/sda parts to the UUID. I read on the forum that a few people had issues with booting possibly because of UUIDs so i figured it was a good bet and it rebooted successfully. I got some fails and odd messages during boot pasted here : http://pastebin.com/me1fe60 Also, xorg did not use the ati driver by default, it used vesa. I had to install mesa libs and set ati driver manually in xorg.conf. Ubuntu Hardy usually sets up ati on this system by default. Once I do some testing with jack, ardour, etc I will post that as well.

Trashcan update!

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sat, 01/24/2009 - 20:58
I have install the new kernel 2.6.26 and removed my Proprietary Nvidia driver. got rid of some Mono libs that were orphaned (where they came from i don't know) and now ....MY TRASH WORKS!!!

Re: Trash service error?

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 01/20/2009 - 05:17
I've just tested this by installing gconf-editor ran it from a terminal and placed Computer & Trash icons/links on the desktop. It seems ok here. Is this the same method you used to access Trash? When you run this: time find . -type f -print0 | xargs --null du -s | sort -n -r | head -50 | cat -n | tee /tmp/bigfile.list (shows the 50 biggest files in your home directory, and creates a file in /tmp) Does it give a warning that .dbus is owned by root? I remmember on one of my last 3.0 alpha installs a warning like this. It seems on this latest install here, there isn't a .dbus directory? Strange. Cheers! dave

Trash via nautilus

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Tue, 01/20/2009 - 14:28
I don't keep icons on my desktop so I typically use the menu inside nautilus. BUT what i have tried is a applet icon on the taskbar, reactivated desktop icons and even made a link to the trash (launcher). NO GO..my trash can is on strike!! Not a huge deal at this point..just something to tinker with..have to be careful what i throw away..LOL :) the buttomless trashcan.

Trash service error?

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 01/19/2009 - 20:17
Seems like my trash service is on strike. this is what i get when trying to display trash Couldn't display "trash:///". Error: DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name :1.117 was not provided by any .service files Please select another viewer and try again. anyone else having problems like this? Sounds weird. MiCK

desktop & home-studio

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 01/17/2009 - 19:14
Hi Pablo, Great to hear about the install on the desktop computer, I hope the home-studio install goes smooth. It will be good to see the next testing release because it will bring on board the other users who had problems with their hardware and installs. I should imagine it all depends on the new kernel's test results. The older nVidia driver is working really well on this system, and the kernel is good here. Good luck with the home-studio install. Cheers, dave

64studio 3.0 alpha with 2.26.1-multimedia-686 kernel

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 01/17/2009 - 18:05
Hi! Thank you very much Free, Quentin, Dave and the rest of 64studio team and active users! I have done a fresh install of 64studio 3.0 alpha and then I have upgraded the kernel (and get the headers too) as explained here: http://www.64studio.com/node/904 I have needed to install the nvidia driver for my GeForce 7300 GT. Otherwise graphics were poor and too big. I have been in a lost for a while because ubuntu's xorg.conf seems not to be as flexible as it were in Etch and I didn't know what to do! . Finally, I've followed Dave's suggestion above and I've installed the propietary driver from nvidia site. This is my father's desktop, for my tests and his education, with an onboard audio card. So I can't say too much about performance by the time being. I don't record here, but playback is fine with jack and audacious. Now I'm pretty sure I'll install 3.0 alpha with this new RT kernel at my home-studio. Excellent! Cheers! Pablo

x-runs

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 01/17/2009 - 05:20
Which kernel are you running? There's a new kernel that needs to be tested. Which nVidia binary driver are you using? I have done quite a few installs/tests in the last few months. Each time I've installed a different nVidia binary driver to compare gui/audio performance. I use an older nVidia driver because it gives me a better gui/audio balance. The difference between two drivers can be massive. Newer is not always better! The sooner we can get away from depending on these nVidia binary drivers the better, my audio works much better without them. You have to find the right gui/audio balance. Cheers! dave

Well, I successfully

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Sat, 01/17/2009 - 09:21
Well, I successfully compiled ffado and jack, or so I thought, but apparently I have wound up with parallel jack installs, because I get an error referencing a clock; maybe I should have read the page on the ffado site about avoiding parallel jack installs?! :-). On Sunday evening I will do a fresh install and compile ffado and jack again, see how that goes. www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com

X RUNS heaven!

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Fri, 01/16/2009 - 22:30
Boy oh boy..X runs love my system...Even at 1024 frames...xruns!

limits.conf

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 01/16/2009 - 16:02
The /etc/security/limits.conf file gets overwritten during the upgrade, checkout the settings in Quentins HowTo to see the settings that work, hopefully this might be the problem. It's the first place to look. Cheers! dave

I didn't realize the file

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Fri, 01/16/2009 - 18:10
I didn't realize the file gets overwritten- I will check that first. www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com

Repositories

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 01/10/2009 - 13:38
Enable the repositories as lined out for the upgrade to 3.0 from 2.1 in the beginning of the thread. Cheers, Q

JACK not working after 3.0 upgrade

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Fri, 01/16/2009 - 15:29
I upgraded to 3.0 alpha from 2.1 install, but now jack is not working at all, it will not start. On 2.1, it worked great with my firepod and freebob driver. On 3.0, I tried every option I know in qjackctl, but nothing, won't recognize my firepod or phonic mixer (assuming firewire option is ffado, not sure which version though because I can't seem to get the machine to tell me. Maybe ffado is not installed?). Anyway, let m eknow what info you need and I will do my best to get it to you. This is on my dell d505 laptop, did not upgrade on my rack pc because I installed 64 bit and am probably going to reinstall 32 bit to see if that is why I couldn't compile ffado (need that for my phonic mixer), just haven't had the time to do it. Thanks, hope I can help troubleshoot this. www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com

wunderbar

  • Killes
  • 11/04/08
  • Sat, 01/10/2009 - 13:06
Wonderfull, just used the 3.0 alpha iso and all seems to be running luvely! Thank you so much for that! One noobish question : which repo's should I have active now for adding stuff through synpatic? - all that is on the list is the cdrom as a repo, Ive activated the cannonical restricted etc - not sure if i should have ubuntu; ubustudio; 64studio lenny or whatnot...

Studio 3.0 alpha mirrors

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 01/10/2009 - 08:44
On the mailing lists, Free wrote: Hi all, the ISOs of 64 Studio 3.0 alpha are back online :) Ciao! Free Hi Mick, The mailing list is maybe where you should post your information about your GDM log in screen, the Abiword package needs to be added to the wishlist, I'm sure there are many users who also use it a lot. There is an IRC channel for 64studio but I've never used it yet. Cheers! dave

nVidia FastWrite and Side Band Address

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 16:05
Check to see if FastWrite and Side Band Address is supported. $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/card Fast Writes: Supported SBA: Supported AGP Rates: 4x 2x 1x Registers: 0x1f000217:0x1f000104 $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status Status: Enabled Driver: AGPGART AGP Rate: 4x Fast Writes: Disabled SBA: Disabled $ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist blacklist nvidia_agp blacklist intel_agp $ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nkc ADD to the file: alias char-major-195* nvidia options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1 ReBoot: $ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status Status: Enabled Driver: NVIDIA AGP Rate: 4x Fast Writes: Enabled SBA: Enabled Now using the NVIDIA driver & FastWrite and Side Band Address Enabled. Not sure how audio performance has changed. Just testing before I reinstall. Cheers! dave

Evolution & F-Spot etc.,

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 01/08/2009 - 14:03
I agree. Evolution & F-Spot are removed here. Nice reports MiCK, interesting development with your x-runs, we'll have to find out what's changed. If you've read Daniels mailing list post, then read on further down the list Quentin has made an icon for the main menu panel. I've made one here too. Very nice Quentin, Thanks. :-) Cheers! dave