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STUDIO64 installed on Dell Optiplex GX110

Posted 01-27-2007 at 02:45 AM by freakrush

Amazing what difference the software can make for the hardware I've got!
--sometimes it's hard being a GNU/linux newbie, sometimes it's great--

My Dell has a problem: I have to use the second IDE port to connect my HDD or CD-device. Result is that I can't use a second HDD or CD-player. My cd writer is an old MATSHITA ST... CD-R 4x write speed and it has some feature missing to play most live-cd's. So I replaced it with a ASUS DVD-E616P 16X max and now I can play many other live-cd's or install another distro much faster.

So I installed STUDIO64, the 32 bit version, and I'm amazed! I get almost no latency when playing software synths like ZynAddSubFX! It's good enough to play my tunes with the sounds generated by my Pentium3 866Mhz cpu and 256Mb pc133 RAM as if my computer is a good-working DAW, I can't hardly believe it! It must be something about the multimediakernel STUDIO64 is using, or maybe some settings are made by default that I'm not aware of yet...

I hope soon to make a good first Linux-made music track... anyway ZynAddSubFX sounds like a pro synth IMHO.

One thing I'm troubled with now is that PPP or pppd is not installed so I can't get my USB speedtouch 330 modem to work...
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