Hello to every member on this forum
It is my first post :-) Im Arek from Poland.
First of all thank you Glen for wonderfull job and making AVlinux, especially avl 4.0 - its great !
I uses AVlinux since v 2.0 on my first laptop IBM X31 and now I have Lenovo X60 and first I jump into v3.1 and now I'm on 4.0
My audio interface is Echo Audiofire4 and sessions lands on external USB 2.5" HDD.
After upgrade to X60 the only problem were XRUNS.
I have struggled with it many days and finally I think I have solution which works for me and I hope will be working for someone else.
After reading many posts on many forums I have found post by user @thorgal an Ardour forum.
@thorgal on Ardour forum said that hald can do troubles and it seems to be right in my casehttp://ardour.org/node/2465
(the one before last)
Before that solution appear I had XRUNS which was not XRUNS :-)
It was a sudden stop and moment of silence while Ardour was playing session. In Qjackctrl appear XRUN count - see image - Ardour don't mark that as XRUNS even if I selected option in menu.http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/8/1331909//Workspace
When I read @thorgal suggestion about hald I simply wrote in terminal "sudo /etc/init.d/hal stop" and restart jackd and Ardour nad NO MORE XRUNS and moments of silence :-)
A few days I havn't any job in Ardour and before today there was update of many packages.
Among this it is:
libraw1394-11, libraw1394-dev - on my installation CD is version 2.0.5-1 and latest is 2.0.5-2
Few days before I have updated this library too, and today XRUNS comeback and I WAS MMMMAAADDDDD ! believe me :-(
I have done clean install again and do not upgraded this library.
Every thing works fine, no more XRUNS.
It seems that some thing is wrong with it.
On the end printout of few config files if someone curious:
0: 1285642 2 IO-APIC-edge timer
1: 520 0 IO-APIC-edge i8042
8: 1 0 IO-APIC-edge rtc0
9: 12271 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi acpi
12: 22818 0 IO-APIC-edge i8042
14: 9045 0 IO-APIC-edge ata_piix
15: 0 0 IO-APIC-edge ata_piix
16: 1651 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb2, yenta, i915
17: 1124261 1 IO-APIC-fasteoi ohci1394, uhci_hcd:usb3, HDA Intel
18: 0 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi uhci_hcd:usb4
19: 50159 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb5
28: 43 0 PCI-MSI-edge eth0
29: 0 0 PCI-MSI-edge iwl3945
# IRQ thread service names
# (space separated list, from higher to lower priority).
RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="rtc ohci1394 usb i8042"
# Highest priority.
# Priority decrease step.
# Whether to reset all IRQ threads to SCHED_OTHER.
# On kernel configurations that support it,
# which services should be NOT threaded
# (space separated list).
# Process names which will be forced to the
# highest realtime priority range (99-91)
# (space separated list, from highest to lower priority).
qjackctrl - 0.3.6
do you need more info ?
p.s. sorry for poor english