Klaus Schulz | 17 Apr 18:30 2007
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Environmental tweaks

Hi folks.

I am still trying to squezze more out of my ecasound setup.
Since I am still not into coding, I am trying to mess around with the Linux and the PC itself.

I'd like to share some tweaks, which gave me overall better sound results.

1. I changed the timer freqency from 1000Hz to 5000Hz and use now the ck2 rt-patch
    I just realized that using schedtool on top of ecasound sched-fifo still improves the situation.
2. I play everything from RAM (tmpfs) and stop (hdparm) the HD while playback is running (I store /var into
RAM and on top
    I am switching off all relevant daemons - cron, ksyslog....))
3. I switch off my screen and graphic card with vbetool
4. I boot up in recovery mode and start ecasound (X-less) right from the console 

My PC stays now pretty cool. As a side effect  the fans are running very low. My PC is now pretty noiseless.

Is there anything else I should think of?

I have the feeling that ALSA and my snd-usb-audio driver might bear some tweak potential. 

However tweaks above brought me again a big step forward.

Cheers
\Klaus

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Dubphil | 17 Apr 22:50 2007
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Re: Environmental tweaks

Klaus Schulz a écrit :
> I have the feeling that ALSA and my snd-usb-audio driver might bear some tweak potential. 
>
> However tweaks above brought me again a big step forward.
>   
Something that should improve a lot :

add the option nrpacks=1 to the module snd-usb-audio and check this :
$ zcat /proc/config.gz | grep -e CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL -e USB_BANDWIDTH

if the output is this :

CONFIG_EXPERIMENTAL=y
# CONFIG_USB_BANDWIDTH is not set

you are okay  :)  You can put a period of 3 to jackd and tweak the frames as
you need.

if not, good kernel compilation !

Regards

Philippe

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Klaus Schulz | 18 Apr 07:45 2007
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Re: Environmental tweaks

Hi Philippe.

THX first of all, I'll try your tweaks today.

Is there anywhere a description of the snd-usb-driver options? Or do I
have to look in the code?

You mentioned "period size"  : It seems to me that ecasound calculates
the period size on its own, at least for Alsa,. Do you have an idea how
to get around it. Alsa is still giving me errors on not matching period
sizes, since I configured a buffer size of one sample with ecasound.

Cheers
Klaus

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Klaus Schulz a écrit :
> I have the feeling that ALSA and my snd-usb-audio driver might bear 
> some tweak potential.
>
> However tweaks above brought me again a big step forward.
>   
Something that should improve a lot :
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Jan Weil | 23 Apr 13:36 2007
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rubyecasound license change to LGPL

Hi Kai, list,

Chris Danzig, who uses my Ruby interface to Ecasound, pointed me to the
fact that its license (GPL) is different from the Python and C versions.
If you don't mind, Kai, I'd like to change this license to LGPL.
Attached is a patch.

Best,

Jan
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Kai Vehmanen | 29 Apr 23:18 2007

Re: rubyecasound license change to LGPL

Hi,

On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Jan Weil wrote:

> Chris Danzig, who uses my Ruby interface to Ecasound, pointed me to the
> fact that its license (GPL) is different from the Python and C versions.
> If you don't mind, Kai, I'd like to change this license to LGPL.
> Attached is a patch.

I think that makes sense (as all the other ECI implementations are under 
LGPL). Patch applied to CVS tree and will be in 2.4.6 release.

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Jan Weil | 29 Apr 23:31 2007
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Re: rubyecasound license change to LGPL

Am Montag, den 30.04.2007, 00:18 +0300 schrieb Kai Vehmanen:
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Jan Weil wrote:
> > Chris Danzig, who uses my Ruby interface to Ecasound, pointed me to the
> > fact that its license (GPL) is different from the Python and C versions.
> > If you don't mind, Kai, I'd like to change this license to LGPL.
> > Attached is a patch.
> 
> I think that makes sense (as all the other ECI implementations are under 
> LGPL). Patch applied to CVS tree and will be in 2.4.6 release.

Thanks, Kai!

Jan

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