A few months ago I got the vector deluxe cds since I am stuck in dial up...This week, I finally installed the package, including the bonus cd to an older pc.
I have just a bit of linux experience, but my last serious linux box was back in redhat 6.0 times. My initial first reaction was WOW! to the ease and speed of the installation with vector.
Every single piece of hardware was no problem,except for the crappy built in sound on this pc, (And older gateway desktop 600mhz pentium 3 upgraded to 512 megs ram and two 40 gig hd's)
I found an old sb 16, disabled onboard sound,
slapped it in and reran the sound app...
No problems getting sound out of it with vector, but I do have a problem. Ardour Dosn't seem to run unless I click PLAY ONLY. I know sb16 is ancient, but isn't that a full duplex soundcard? Should work I think works in windows with similar daw applications (Cooledit, sound forge vegas, others), but it does not work with ardour and vector to play and record at the same time.
Gives an error message about jack not running unless I click on play only in the session startup.
Does anyone know a fix for this problem, and if not, can someone here who IS running ardour to record and play at the same time please tell me what soundcard you are using? AND where can I order
one online? OR if anyone has a used one your sure will work you'd like to sell, let me knowI can paypal you if your interested in selling one.
The Ardour DAW out of the box (NO COMPILING!) was the main reason I chose the vector linux deluxe cds. I'm a bit dissapointed, but the rest of this vector pc works so great I can't cry, I'm sure this can be fixed...
I want to THANK the vector linux team for such a fine system, I still can't beleive how fast this system is especially considering the
specs. This thing running skaletracker (www.skale.org
and the new renoise package for linux (www.renoise.com
The vector PC runs RINGS around even a 1400mhz pentium 4 I have running windows xp running the same apps for windows. I'm not sure why, but I'm sure happy to be able to get a great new workstation for my creative audio projects for PENNIES!
ANYONE running ardour to play and record at the same time, PLEASE let me know what soundcard you are using and where I can get one, I am especially interested in an inexpensive one that installs/works easily with vector and especially ardour.
I was so happy to finally get to toy around with ardour, this vector pc runs all my music trackers fine, but I'm not sure where to begin with this one : www.milkytracker.net
There are many installations there, has anyone installed this to vector, and if so, which linux version should I try? I tried the rpm but didn't realize that vector dosn't do rpms, unless I am retarted. Also, please realize I have no internet connection on my vector linux box so I need to download, burn to cd and install that way.
Any help getting millytracker installed would be greatly appreciated. I honestly don't even know where to begin with that one. So long
as I can get ardour running in full duplex and get milkytracker running I will be incredibly happy.
Also, anyone running cheesetracker or sound tracker on vector? I used to run those on my red-hat box. Any tips on installing those
would be greatly appreciated.
My first concern really is just finding a soundcard that will work to play and record at the same time with ardour, so PLEASE let me know if you have an inexpensive ISA or PCI soundcard that plays/records audio at the same time with Vector/ARDOUR.
I'd like a 24 bit soundcard but I'm not sure this pc could handle
that, so I'd probably be better off staying 16 bit till I get a faster
motherboard, BUT if you are running a 24 bit soundcard with good
results on a similar speed pc (600mhz pentium 3) please do share
your thoughts and experiences with me.
I thank you all in advance for your help. I'm sure I will be a regular around here....