Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

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Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by disorder69 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:32 am

I think a special mint edition for musicians or a
easy installation of a kx studio package or maybe
merging the two projects like a Mint Kx Studio edition (i use kde)
Will be a major success for the two distros
I have always problems with kxstudio inside Mint as well as
a huge number of people

Im Portuguese and a newbie in forums (the rules), etc
Sorry for bad English, maybe this thread should be written in other way

Please tell me so i can made a new one instead of
merging with a similar because i have very diferent ideas on
the future of this one, i hope

I switched from SuSE to Mint after more than a decade with it
I would really like to help to make this distro even better

OPEN SOURCE PLUS LINUX MINT WILL RULE !!!

HAPPY 2017 ✌
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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:09 pm

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by disorder69 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:40 pm

is there a kernel already optimized bulit in ubuntu studio?
i compose sometimes and i allways liked to use only one distro, was
mac 80s-90s > windows95/98/me >suse + xp >suse + win7 > only use linux mint now
sorry for the bad english and good weekend
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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by phd21 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi "disorder69",

Always backup before installing anything that could have system wide (systemic) effects, like "KXStudio" for KDE users only (I think) or Ubuntu Studios...

Ubuntu Studio Prepartion
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ubunt ... reparation
"Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)"
ubuntustudio-default-settings
This package contains the default settings used by Ubuntu Studio. It sets
the session name, menu icon, backdrops for lightdm and the session. It
sets grub to default to the latest lowlatency kernel even if a newer
generic kernel exists. It also sets various audio related system settings.

LinuxMusicians - Installing Low-latency Kernel on Ubuntu 16.04
https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?t=16624

Using whatever kernel you are currenting using, booted into, you can run the command below. My guess is that you would have to run this command again, if you update the Linux Kernel.

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sudo apt-get install linux-lowlatency
I tried to run the command using my current Linux Kernel 4.11.7, but it wanted to install the 4.4 low-latency kernel, so I stopped the update.

So, how do you install a "low-latency" kernel for the kernel you are using, the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)"?

Or
Download deb files and install from
"Index of /~kernel-ppa/mainline", link for all kernels
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

using the Mainline,here is a link to low latency deb files for my Kernel, but what do you install first, the Linux headers or the Linux image ?
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.7/

OR
How to install the latest/stable version of Linux kernel on Ubuntu, July 22, 2017
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/installin ... h-apt-get/

Update: I downloaded and installed the low-latency Kernel deb files from the "MainLine" link for my Kernel and installed them, and it worked, see screenshot. When I update to another Kernel, I will have to do this again.

Questions: Out of curiosity, why wouldn't everyone want a low-latency or Real Time (RT) Kernel? Why is that not the default? Which is better Low-Latency or RT Kernel?


Hope this helps ...
LinuxKernels_MainLine_Repository1sm.jpg
Mainline Linux Kernel Repository
LinuxKernel_LowLatency1.jpg
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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by disorder69 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:09 am

THANKS
its exactly that mint kinfo screen that i whant to see
sorry for the bad english :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by disorder69 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:19 am

i think that kernel should be on mintUpdate as well as other alternatives
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Re: Linux mint with low latency kernel for musicians

Post by phd21 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:16 am

Hi "disorder69",

You are welcome ...
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