choosing kernel

Asked by fikjp on 2011-02-03

Hello there, greetings from Greece!

 I'm ready to install the latest distribution of Kxstudio(10.04.3). Although I had read the installation instruction, I don't know which kernel to choose-should I choose an rt kernel, or not?

The question was about jack and jack2, cause (I'm not sure about that, correct me, if I'm wrong) I've read that one sound server of them does not work well with an rt-kernel.

And except of them, is an rt-kernel something that musicians and music producers really need now days, having in mind the new linux kernels, or not?

Thanks in advance and I'm really sorry for my English (as I mentioned before, I am from Greece ;-) )

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falkTX (falk-t-j) said :

hi there

afaik, there's no issue about jack and kernels, except for the CGROUPS thing, but it's only for Maverick (KXStudio 10.04.3 uses Lucid).

RT kernel is good for work that requires low-latency audio (like recording or live performances), but the generic or preempt are already very good for general use.

the best thing you can do is just try it.
install the realtime kernel (kxstudio-kernel-realtime), boot from it and check the differences in the audio apps (usually fewer xruns).
the realtime kernel doesnt work with some drivers though (mostly ATI or nvidia GPU cards).

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