Old 09-15-2019, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default distro - recommendation?

I've been very happy with KDE Neon for the past 12 months, unfortunately there are problems occurred after a few big updates, everything has slowed down, Cadence is showing Xruns with VST plugins and also Midi problems with the ControlSurface occurred. I'm thinking about switching to another distro .... do you have any good recommendation?
So far I have used a low-latency kernel, it would probably be better to use a RT kernel. All in all, there are enough system resources available, it's not a CPU load or ram problem, looks more like a Kernel or issues w/ KDE.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:04 AM   #2
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Hey!

You can allways try Kubuntu and just add the Ubuntu Studio controls/patch/kernel easy.
sudo apt install ubuntustudio-controls ubuntustudio-installer

And then pimp up (update) the Plasma KDE with:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And ofc add KXStudio ppa if you like since it is Ubuntu.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:27 AM   #3
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Hey!

You can allways try Kubuntu and just add the Ubuntu Studio controls/patch/kernel easy.
sudo apt install ubuntustudio-controls ubuntustudio-installer

And then pimp up (update) the Plasma KDE with:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And ofc add KXStudio ppa if you like since it is Ubuntu.


thanks, but I guess it would not change much here because KDE Neon is based on Kubuntu but a little faster and more stable and KX Studio would be a major downgrade w/ KDE Neon 5.16 ...
I think about installing a clean debian 10 w/ xfce & RT kernel ...
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:41 AM   #4
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No problem'o

Well any Ubuntu if you would go with the ppa thing, you're the boss.
I am on Nvidia also and I had no luck with a Debian, but it was all my ignorance I think, and Debian is all about open source and that might be the problem with Nvidia drivers, you should set your Debian to allow it somewhere I think, and maby other trix I have not tried yet, hope you make it.

-- ninja edit: Cool! just hope Nvidia is catching up to what ever that ment, forgot.
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No problem'o

Well any Ubuntu if you would go with the ppa thing, you're the boss.
I am on Nvidia also and I had no luck with a Debian, but it was all my ignorance I think, and Debian is all about open source and that might be the problem with Nvidia drivers, you should set your Debian to allow it somewhere I think, and maby other trix I have not tried yet, hope you make it.

-- ninja edit: Cool! just hope Nvidia is catching up to what ever that ment, forgot.
yep, w/ debian 10 I need to use the nouveau driver then but I have a real RT kernel afterwards ...
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:08 AM   #6
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Manjaro KDE is great/fast also and all up to date and works, including Nvidia, everything just works for everything really.
Their latest release have now flatpak and snap support on by default and a real-time kernel to chose from their list of kernels just waiting.
And I did notice that KXStudio's stuff now got AUR tags on 'em.. so..

You have to pick what ever you are comphy with yourself, I suffer from distro hopping myself, soo...
Very personal thing and that's fine by me, Linux is on the move and that's fine by me also.
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A bit OT, but hey...

It seems the Realtime project (PREEMPT_RT) will be integrated into the kernel soon, like this winter:

https://linuxplumbersconf.org/event/...s/54/#20190911

Exciting news? I think so. It would make any distro audio friendly.

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A bit OT, but hey...

It seems the Realtime project (PREEMPT_RT) will be integrated into the kernel soon, like this winter:

https://linuxplumbersconf.org/event/...s/54/#20190911

Exciting news? I think so. It would make any distro audio friendly.

Linux. Every time you really need something, it's right around the corner

great ;-)
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Fedora. A mix of state of the art and stable. They come out every 6 months, best to wait at least a month after a brand new one so they can iron out any bugs.
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Fedora. A mix of state of the art and stable. They come out every 6 months, best to wait at least a month after a brand new one so they can iron out any bugs.
thanks looks interesting, which config would you recommend with an nvidia card & 3 screens ... are lowlatency or RT kernel supported?
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