Advice wanted: building a Linux audio/music station on LFS
jeremy at chaos.org.uk
Mon Jun 20 17:21:59 PDT 2005
Hi folks, I was wondering if any of you had tips on building an LFS
system for serious music/audio composing/editing work. I'll also be
pinging alsa-dev etc. for help but I'd appreciate your input too. I'm
a long-time happy LFS 4.1 user and I've already decided the next
system will be LFS 6.x come what may. I'll be getting new hardware so
I am free to choose whatver sound card etc. is best supported.
My cunning plan is:
* buy the hardware
* boot off Knoppix 3.6
* build LFS 6.1
* install the sound infrastructure:
alsa, jack, timidity (if necessary)
* install utilities:
probably seq24, muse, etc., etc.
* Profit! (Or settle for fun!)
Pitfalls I see are getting hardware that is fully supported and
getting the low-latency and realtime stuff working in 2.6 . 2.6.12
has merged the realtime rlimits parches, so I plan to go with that
(bleeding edge I know, but I'd like to get the official solution
working if at all possible). There have also been issues with NPTL,
though I don't know is that's still a problem.
Finally, I want surround-sound. I'm looking forward to crapping my
pants in terror inside Doom 3.
Thanks in advance for any help,
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