64 Studio 3.0 Beta 3 released

  • skullnotions
Posted: Wed, 03/04/2009 - 13:09
Daniel wrote: Hi all, Images for 64 Studio 3.0 beta3 are now ready for download here: Fixes since beta2 include many additional packages requested by the community, plus an updated kernel package with fixed MIDI timing. As always, please report bugs here: http://trac.64studio.com/64studio/ Cheers! Daniel

can't install the 3beta

  • dadaprod
  • 05/22/08
  • Mon, 05/24/2010 - 12:33
I have tried a couple of times to install the 64 bits version during the last days.. I can't go further, caused it seems to have missing package in the repositery : the errors on the not always on the same package.. but each time i have an error on a installation of a package.. any solution ? cheers

OK

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 19:32
OK, Thank you. Oh, I burned the alpha version to a CD and I thought that... But nothing to do, I know. Mental block. I could have thought of it. Sorry for the noise. Cheers! Pablo.

DVD

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 14:56
Yes, we are back on DVD media for beta 3. If you can fit it on a CD you have found a way to break on of the fundamental laws of the universe - having a bucket of water 110% full without the water running out over the edge...

dvd

  • youki
  • 12/29/07
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 14:29
I burnt the beta 3 on k3b... on a DVD.

Beta3 x86 doesn't fit in my CD-R

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 14:03
Hi all, I`d like to test the Beta3 x86 in a spare partition, but I'm having problems when I burn it to a CD. I use k3b to burn ISO CD's. I compared the md5sums and the image I downloaded is OK with that. K3b will complain that the image is a bit too large and suggest I go to advanced options and choose "overburn something" (sorry, I can't access k3b at the moment, it's the second advanced option I think). I do it and k3b burns the CD with success (trumpets and all). However, when I try to boot from this CD, it turnes out that it is corrupt! I would try with another one but I think that the culprit is that I had to choose that advanced option because the image is too large to be burned "the normal way. I may be wrong though. I'm using Verbatim CD-R 700 MB. To tell you the truth, I know nothing about CD-R's quality. Mind you, they were cheap. What make are you using? Someone who has burned Beta3 X86 (prefrerably with k3b) can give me a hint? Tonight (now it's 15:00 here) I'll try with another Verbatim and see what happens, but I feel rather hopeless. Cheers! Pablo.

Stabilty test...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Mon, 03/16/2009 - 02:01
I ran some longer stabilty tests today. I fired up Ardour and hit record and let it run for an hour, with no Xruns. I then stopped that and just left Jack running for a few hours. I got two xruns from that as pasted below. alsa_driver_xrun_recovery **** alsa_pcm: xrun of at least 1237140096679.936 msecs 18:15:17.739 XRUN callback (1). ProcessAsync: read error alsa_driver_xrun_recovery **** alsa_pcm: xrun of at least 1237140096679.936 msecs 19:41:36.714 XRUN callback (2). ProcessAsync: read error

beta 3 is fun...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 03/15/2009 - 19:03
Thanks for the kernel.maps fix dave. I noticed another fail message in bootup. Somethign about setting sensors. I have been continuing my audio work in 3.0 Beta and I am getting decent results. Jack on my onboard Intel is Xrun free, but I don't record with it, just playback and compose. I am still getting spurious xruns with my USB interface. It usually is with Jamin, but sometimes just Ardour and it xruns 1-30 times and stops. I will continue testing to try and narrow that down. Also, FYI for all you proud ATI video card owners. I downloaded and install the RadeonHD 1.24 driver for Hardy from Tormod Volden's PPA site (link below). I have had it running all day, played some video and it seems to be working smoothly. :) http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonhd https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive/ppa

kernel.maps_protect unkown key (fix)

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 03/13/2009 - 11:49
Hi All, Nice reporting :-) kernel.maps_protect unkown key (fix) sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf Comment out this entry. kernel.maps_protect =1 (like this) #kernel.maps_protect =1 There are changes proposed for the next release including boot timeout options and more changes to the kernel. Keep an eye on the mailing lists. Also I'll post any more info I have here on the forum. Cheers! dave

Few more beta notes...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Fri, 03/13/2009 - 02:25
I noticed that at the start of booting I saw one of the steps failed and something like: kernel.maps_protect unkown key Also, I see that wine is installed and usually I see multiple options in the sound tab of winecfg. I only see NAS and it doesn't work. Why isn't ALSA and OSS in here?

Xruns with jamin

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 20:12
I keep geting lots of xruns when I connect jamin to ardour at my usual 128 frames. When they are idle they both eat about 30% CPU, that seems a bit much. When in playback or recording with lots of tracks responsiveness with the GUI gets pretty slow. CPU goes up to about 80-90%. When I go up to 256 frames, I am able to master my track on my USB interface with 1 xrun. I usually install irqbalence, does anyone else find that useful?

Question...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 16:43
When I was in the session preferences I notices a startup program QJackCtl with a command of 'qjackctl-wrapper'. Is this supposed to start Jack or some sort of preparation? Answered my own question when I found this response already on the list from Free: It was intented as a wrapper to start qjackctl automatically at every gnome session, but we ended up deciding not to use it. Ciao! Free

Update: Now I made the

  • zettberlin
  • 02/01/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 12:16
Update: Now I made the upgrade but without success. The new kernel fails to open the root file system and the older kernels do not work with jackd dmp. So I will try to make a fresh install... :-(

Is it possible to upgrade to

  • zettberlin
  • 02/01/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 10:31
Is it possible to upgrade to this and get the rt-kernel from a already upgraded 2.1-install? I installed 2.1, then I replaced etch with lenny in 64studio.list and ordered: 64studio-update and upgraded all packages with synaptic. But alas! I only get the generic am64-kernel from Debian. So what can I add to 64studio.list to get the sagacious rt-kernel you talk about here;-)

Testing results...

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 09:20
Network manager is very unresponsive with my Intel 3945 chip. Trying to configure my wireless, the program freezes for 10-20 seconds after some clicks and it can't connect to my wireless WEP network. I usually remove NM and install WICD because I find it much more usable. Vkeybd seems very outdated, there is a much better version released. I would like to see AMSynth as a installed package, but i its not hard to apt-get. The sound and video menu list is so large, it might be good to split up consumer and professional production programs, or sound from video. GNU Solfege is listed under Sound & Video as well as Education. Also, I get an error when I start it up. /usr/lib/solfege/_solfege_c_midi.so: undefined symbold: awe_set_channel_mode You should configure sound from the preferences window, and try to use an external midi player. Or try to recompile the program and check for error messages to see why the module is not built. So far audio performance is stellar. I doodled with hydrogen and some synths using ALSA and my intel with no stutter. Then Jack with my internal intel chip at a modest 1024 frames and played some 10 track ardour mixes and some synths with no xruns. I then plugged in my Edirol UA-4fx and fired up jack at 128 frames. I played the same 10 track ardour session, recorded a new session with drums from hydrogen and live synth from ZynAddSubSyn with only 2 xruns when I started hydrogen. (see below) JackEngine::XRun: client = Hydrogen-1 was not run: state = 2 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error JackEngine::XRun: client = Hydrogen-1 was not run: state = 1 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error Then when I started up Jamin and tried to master it, I got plenty of xruns with this repeating in jack messages. JackEngine::XRun: client = jamin was not run: state = 2 JackAudioDriver::ProcessAsync Process error I have Ubuntu Studio Hardy running on this same machine and have different performace. In UBS I am able to run hydrogen, ardour and jamin with out any xruns using the same settings and my Edirol UA-4fx. But in UBS whenever I run ZynAddSubSyn I get lots of xruns, which doens't happen in 64Studio. A difference in configuration may be that I have scripts to chrt the IRQs of my sound cards to higher priorty from instructions on Paul Florians Schmidts blog. (can find the link if you like) Below are log messages I found irregular: Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 15.101103] loop: module loaded Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 15.154513] lp: driver loaded but no devices found Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 15.609628] Adding 1349420k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1349420k Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 16.427364] EXT3 FS on sda6, internal journal Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 17.538623] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 17.538911] EXT3 FS on sda7, internal journal Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 17.538920] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 17.943681] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 19.505923] sensors[3292]: segfault at 46 ip b7e302cd sp bfc5d8e0 error 4 in libc-2.7.so[b7dd6000+149000] Mar 8 01:45:48 64studio kernel: [ 19.507936] sensors[3293]: segfault at 46 ip b7e872cd sp bfcb6140 error 4 in libc-2.7.so[b7e2d000+149000] Mar 8 01:45:49 64studio kernel: [ 22.865069] NET: Registered protocol family 10 Mar 8 01:45:49 64studio kernel: [ 22.866934] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions Mar 8 01:45:50 64studio kernel: [ 23.240144] warning: `avahi-daemon' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use) Mar 8 01:45:50 64studio kernel: [ 23.343086] apm: BIOS not found. Mar 8 01:45:50 64studio kernel: [ 23.516479] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver Mar 8 03:06:29 64studio kernel: [ 1262.348305] [drm] Num pipes: 1 Mar 8 03:06:29 64studio kernel: [ 1262.365307] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 100 Mar 8 03:06:29 64studio kernel: [ 1262.718211] mtrr: no MTRR for c0000000,8000000 found Mar 8 03:06:29 64studio gdm[4154]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_hash_table_lookup_extended: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed Mar 8 03:06:29 64studio gdm[4154]: WARNING: Request for invalid configuration key xdmcp/Enable=false Mar 8 03:06:32 64studio avahi-daemon[3848]: Got SIGTERM, quitting. Mar 8 03:06:32 64studio avahi-daemon[3848]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.0.101. Mar 8 03:06:32 64studio rpc.statd[3261]: Caught signal 15, un-registering and exiting. Mar 8 03:06:35 64studio exiting on signal 15 Mar 8 03:07:21 64studio syslogd 1.5.0#1ubuntu1: restart. Mar 8 03:07:21 64studio kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-2.6.29-1-multimedia-686 Mar 8 03:07:21 64studio kernel: Cannot find map file. Mar 8 03:07:21 64studio kernel: Loaded 37128 symbols from 102 modules. Mar 8 01:46:31 64studio NetworkManager: nm_dbus_get_networks_cb(): error received: org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks - There are no wireless networks stored.. Mar 8 01:48:57 64studio kernel: [ 210.868794] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.

Just installed beta 3

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 07:59
So I did an alpha test a few months back and decided to try out beta 3 tonight. The install went fine. Though I felt it was a bit too automated. When the DVD booted, it went straight to install, no options or asking me if I wanted to install. Is this not going to be a live CD/DVD like Ubuntu? If not, I think it would be a good idea to ask the user if they want to install before doing it, but its probaly not that important. Somehting I felt was missing was the grub/boot loader options. Usually debian/ubuntu asks at the end of the install about installing grub and where too with some advanced options. beta 3 just installed grub automatically. I really would like to have some options there, because I have to use lilo and usually install grub to a partition, not my MBR. I have a wierd incompatibility between grub and my DVD drive. Anyways, I am booted into beta 3 and it loaded a nice resolution gnome on my radeon mobilty x1600 with the radeon driver. I am going to install radeonhd as it has better performance for my card. I have a intel onboard sound chip as well as a usb edirol ua-4fx interface I am going to try out with jack and some ardour, synth and such. I will repost when I have more results for audio performance.

Here we go again :)

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 03/07/2009 - 12:34
Hi, It is very exciting. Great to see so many people involved in testing the alpha/beta versions. The more testers we have can only result in a top quality final releases. We have a solid hardy base with LTS, a leading edge kernel and quality up to date software. The community is brilliant. My main wish would also be to see the users with issues on board, this will happen in the short term future. Again I call on testers and more testers. Install beta3 and post your findings. Cheers! dave

Here we go again :)

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Fri, 03/06/2009 - 05:39
It's wonderful to see the aggressive development this distro is receiving. I can't wait to get my hands on the final version (or this one) Hopefully the kbuild (kernel headers) package is available so that I can get wireless working on my MBP. Exciting stuff!! tb

Beta3 snd_ice1712 & snd_intel8x0

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 03/05/2009 - 13:08
Hi All, Two clean installs, snd_ice1712 & snd_intel8x0. Improvements to the installer are impressive. Setting up & testing now. The new 1000hz kernel is working fine and it's great to see the sound Menu list growing. Daniel wrote: Keep the reports flowing :-) Cheers! dave