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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm

merlyn wrote:What does

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grep threadirqs /proc/cmdline
say?


Just tried and it says nothing at all :(
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby merlyn » Fri May 03, 2019 7:27 pm

You don't have threadirqs loaded.

You need to edit /etc/default/grub as root.

Add 'threadirqs' without quotes to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX.

Then generate a new grub.cfg with

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grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I think that should work on Debian.

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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby gimmeapill » Fri May 03, 2019 7:39 pm

As merlyn said.
If you don't have irq threading activated, all bets are off.

Regarding that graphic issue: why don't you just boot avlinux from usb and try the renoise demo from there? This should at least tell you if it's a hardware issue or not.
You have a working debian system, you shouldn't need to reinstall anything - if it's a software issue, it can probably get fixed.

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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 7:39 pm

merlyn wrote:You don't have threadirqs loaded.

You need to edit /etc/default/grub as root.

Add 'threadirqs' without quotes to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX.

Then generate a new grub.cfg with

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grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I think that should work on Debian.


Hi,

ok, I'll try that, but I think it must look like:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet threadirqs"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""


right?
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm

gimmeapill wrote:As merlyn said.
If you don't have irq threading activated, all bets are off.

Regarding that graphic issue: why don't you just boot avlinux from usb and try the renoise demo from there? This should at least tell you if it's a hardware issue or not.
You have a working debian system, you shouldn't need to reinstall anything - if it's a software issue, it can probably get fixed.


I tried the MXLinux Stick I have and got no issues there in Renoise, but it's using MESA 18 instead of MESA 13. I'll try the AVLinux again also... Just need to make a live stick, which is always a struggle for AVLinux.
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby gimmeapill » Fri May 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Ok, so: no HW issue and MX linux is supposed to be based on debian stable = you can very likely skip the avlinux step.
-> before jumping on debian testing for the newer mesa, it could still be worth installing another window manager, select it from the lightdm greeter and see how things go with Renoise...

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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 8:00 pm

Now it's working:

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marco@fox:~$ grep threadirqs /proc/cmdline
BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-9-amd64 root=UUID=8ea536dc-6928-4da9-a747-2fa60cf3d097 ro quiet threadirqs
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 pm

gimmeapill wrote:Ok, so: no HW issue and MX linux is supposed to be based on debian stable = you can very likely skip the avlinux step.
-> before jumping on debian testing for the newer mesa, it could still be worth installing another window manager, select it from the lightdm greeter and see how things go with Renoise...


I have to look first how to do that. Do I have to uninstall XFCE first or can I also make it temporary?
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby khz » Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/awesome

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apt-get install awesome

Super that there is no hardware problem ... is.
You can install multiple window managers in parallel.
A minimal window manager does not have so many dependencies (software/services).
If you want to install a large window manager, which has more dependencies, take tasksel. https://packages.debian.org/stretch/tasksel Installing multiple large window managers in parallel can mean a lot of software/services.
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 pm

I´ ll try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247Y6nh93I4

Or do I need anything else beside of awesome? For instance any additional menus?
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby khz » Fri May 03, 2019 8:40 pm

ArcoLinuxD (ArchMergeD) - Installing Awesome Window Manager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7KKPqrJ5co ;-)
<EDIT>Obscure Window Manager Project - Awesome WM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAh05O43JmE better</EDIT>
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 pm

khz wrote:ArcoLinuxD (ArchMergeD) - Installing Awesome Window Manager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7KKPqrJ5co ;-)


I did and now I feel like a hacker :lol:
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby khz » Fri May 03, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 8:56 pm

The Renoise problem with high CPU load does not occur with AWESOME. I guess it uses another kind of compositing. On the other hand still get xruns with my "large" Reaper project.

I thought it´ s much more complicated to install window managers. Will try some more :)
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Re: Standard test needed to benchmark XRUNs

Postby lilith » Fri May 03, 2019 9:21 pm

With openbox I get the Renoise issue with Compton and without compton. And even more funny, only when the Renoise window is maximized. When there´ s a small frame of the desktop left it works.
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