Xruns and rt kernel
Setup: HP xv4200 running Mandriva 2009.1 (Ardour 2.7.1 with 2.6.29 kernel)
3.4Ghz 64-bit, 2.5G RAM, Radeon x1600, Intel IH6-AC'97
Settings: 48000Hz 1024 2 42.7ms 128 - Playback/Recording on 1 Device
I am wondering whether using an old Audigy sound card might help with the xruns
I've been experiencing in playback/recording a 5 minute session. So far, I've
counted at least six varying from 0.7ms to 7.3ms. I've tried the rt kernel for
the setup, and it refuses to capture my Behringer C-1U mic on alsa_pcm (and I
haven't a clue what to do about it). Without rt, it records OK. At this point,
I'm not even sure whether I have I set up the audio session properly.
I am confused at just what to adjust - I am concerned with the sudden 'burps' in
the recording (they are the xruns, right?)
I'm also confused whether I should even bother with the rt kernel, if I could
get rid of the 'burps' without using it. I've read a number of the posts, but it
seems to add more confusuion. Could someone help me get a better grip on what I
should do to be able to produce clean 'unburped' sound?
Basic needs here: stereo tracks for background, one mono voice track.
Thanks in advance!