After working with linux audio on a 7 year old P4, I've finally assembled the resources to build a new 64 bit box using an Intel Core 2 Duo as a base. I've always compiled my own sources and never had any trouble, but still being rather new to 64 bit, I'm finding a lot trouble with compiling certain programs, Jack won't even run anymore, included along with other feelings of desparity and hopelessness.
I've been a long user of the Fedora distros and on my 32 bit Fedora 7 box, I got ardour compiled and running smooth in no time. However, I thought I'd take this time to ask people their advice on stable x86_64 distros, and any advice they can give to a newcomer transitioning from 32 bit to 64 bit. And, just out of curiosity, what distros are the developers using?
I'll leave this short for now, but can post any output messages for troubleshooting if needed.