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Re: [linrad] Successful video cards/Linux installations

Hi All,

   I have been using Linrad for sometime.

   [ And hopefully I am finally on the list? ] 

   I have linrad running on three different machines.

   The most recent Linrad machine (1ghz Intel celeron/384mb) runs RedHat
8.0. Hopefully that helps with what version of Linux works. IIRC, the only
thing that required tweaking was the SVGA config file in /etc.

   When running, linrad uses much less that 25% of CPU (I don't remember
the exact number)  with 48k sampling rate:) One could probably run at
least two or three sessions of linrad at once :) 

   You also ask about audio cards. From what I have measured ISA cards are
the best bet. Most of them work OK. I have yet to get a PCI audio card or
the audio on the motherboard running without some sort of serious
deficiency (lack of anti-aliasing filter, excessive CPU usage, no audio
output on any of the 6 audio output ports).

   This leads me to wonder whether it might be better to have the audio
board(s) on a seperate PC and network connected.

   Anyways, I hope the above helps.

   warm regards to all,
   john NI1B

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002, Conrad G0RUZ wrote:

> Hi I have built a new Pentium 4 and will be partitioning the drive and
> putting Linux/Linrad on it soon. The old Celeron 600 I was using will be
> retired. I had some problems when I set-up the old machine that I would like
> to avoid this time. The first one was with onboard graphics, this simply
> would not work. I ended up with an old Matrox Mystique card which worked
> fine. Do any of the modern generic cards work ok, something along the lines
> of a TNT2 etc?
> Next question is which of the currently available Linux distributions is the
> easiest to install? I used Red Hat 6 last time and had to spend a fair
> amount of time trawling round for missing files, I would like to avoid that
> this time if possible. Any suggestions before I start?
> 73
> Conrad G0RUZ