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by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Cadence Alpha 1 released
Replies: 6
Views: 4393

Re: Cadence Alpha 1 released

Have only had time to appreciate some cosmetic aspects so far, having done the recently-available upgrade only last night. Ten-minute bedtime testing; haven't even listened to any music yet :oops: but ... Cadence starts minimized nicely. The icon looks good. The icon has a tool-tip showing important...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)

Quick fixes for a broken grub is something that we all ought to know, or keep a check-sheet for, but being human, we tend to think of it only when it breaks :oops: . if we have another PC handy to google on, we can usually get out of trouble. I usually have at least two versions of Linux installed o...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)

Oh fine... Your choice of Linux is your choice of Linux! :) I thought about AV Linux too. I took a look at Tango, but the distributor's site is all in French. I'd been working with Ubuntu for nearly a year with no problems except Firewire Audio, which was a nightmare. KXstudio fixed all that for me,...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)

Oh! spotted some inaccuracy above. My current kernel is not "pre-emptive" it is 2.6.38-8-lowlatency.

Hope you are making progress.
by Thad E Ginathom
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)

On a new installation, when things go really wrong, it usually is quicker and easier to start from scratch --- unless you just want to do go into technical-challenge mode. Educational, but also time-consuming. My Windows experience stops at XP, so I have no idea at all about Vista or 7 and how they ...
by Thad E Ginathom
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: New? We're glad you're here!
Topic: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Hello! New Linux fan - and I need some help :)

Hello everybody! My name is Aleksandar, I'm from Republic of Macedonia, I'm a guitarist, and got interested in Linux some time ago. I tried Ubuntu Studio, but it didn't work for me somehow. so I returned to Windows. Anyway, recently I read a lot of good stuff about KX Studio, so I decided to give i...
by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Which 2- or 4-channel in/2-out MIDI audio interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 8803

Re: Which 2- or 4-channel in/2-out MIDI audio interface?

Cheers :)

s/intergace/interface/ --- always easy to spot the mistakes of others, and impossible to see one's own ;)

The firmware update function is one of the things the FFADO mixer would not do.
by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: Which 2- or 4-channel in/2-out MIDI audio interface?
Replies: 7
Views: 8803

Re: Which 2- or 4-channel in/2-out MIDI audio interface?

I have an Echo Audiofire2 and it works fine with Ubuntu and KXStudio. When I say "works fine"... -- Before I discovered KXStudio, it was a nightmare, even with Ubuntu "Studio," getting any sort of reliability at all. Ubuntu seems to have been designed not to work with Firewire au...
by Thad E Ginathom
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Reasons to not use Linux
Replies: 31
Views: 8430

Re: Reasons to not use Linux

People are saying that there is not a problem with modern kernels. Are they saying that real-time is not needed? My movement to Linux (Ubuntu) for 99.9% day-to-day computing happened some time after I bought a Firewire audio interface. The interface had been in the cupboard for other reasons, and ca...