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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
  • 13% (27)
    three years+
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post #2271 of 4043
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Should be up to date in my Sig.

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What OS (I do see Win 7 in your sig)? This is a Unix/Linux club, I believe that is what the poll question is referring to.
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What OS (I do see Win 7 in your sig)? This is a Unix/Linux club, I believe that is what the poll question is referring to.

Yes I switch between win 7, Ubuntu, and mint on a regular
post #2273 of 4043
Why switch between Ubuntu and mint? What does one give you the other doesn't?

In regards to the VM conversation. I like to have the VMs and my reference materials up on the host. This way I can reboot the vm with out have to pull my references back up. It is convenience in a lab setting.
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Why switch between Ubuntu and mint? What does one give you the other doesn't?

In regards to the VM conversation. I like to have the VMs and my reference materials up on the host. This way I can reboot the vm with out have to pull my references back up. It is convenience in a lab setting.

I usually just switch when I reinstall. Every couple weeks or so. Just because really.

And I don't VM too much only to play certain games in win 7
post #2275 of 4043
So...for the gurus; in my quest to make pulseaudio better than the default low quality thing it normally is I started messing around with some real-time (technically "soft real time") tweaks and in my check to "verify" that they worked I ran into something that makes me scratch my head because I'm not the technical guy.

So I run the command :
Code:
ps -eLo pid,cls,rtprio,pri,nice,cmd | grep "pulse"
As I wanted to check that my changes had gone through...such as irqthreads in grub's boot config and to check that the rt change I made went through (wanted to set it 20 priority) and noticed this:
Code:
2054  TS      -  34 -15 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
 2054  RR     20  60   - /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog
So I got to ask...how come I have 2 schedulers for a single process, is it a bad thing to have 2 schedulers for a single process, and finally how come KDE's task manager only lists information that matches the first line of output?

PS: I think once I get this figured out I can make a pretty decent addition to my pulseaudio guide that might interest you guys who don't have to do recording work and at the same time can offer some insight into the pseudo real-time extensions in most generic kernels of the post 2.6 days.
     
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What are your favorite terminals? I'm thinking of moving away from xterm to something more modern.
I've come to prefer Terminator ever since I used CrunchBang. I occasionally use its view splitting/tabs, but mostly use i3 and tmux for those features.
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@rookie:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gaming#Tuning_Pulseaudio

It appears that Pulse is coded to utilize Realtime scheduling, but by default it is set to timeshare instead to avoid locking up the system if problems arise (security feature)... you can follow the link above to force it to realtime only, which should have it only use 1 scheduler; not sure how much this will affect things (probably will stop audio stuttering or corruption during periods of exceptionally high system load - at the expense of soft-locks)
    
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@rookie:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gaming#Tuning_Pulseaudio

It appears that Pulse is coded to utilize Realtime scheduling, but by default it is set to timeshare instead to avoid locking up the system if problems arise (security feature)... you can follow the link above to force it to realtime only, which should have it only use 1 scheduler; not sure how much this will affect things (probably will stop audio stuttering or corruption during periods of exceptionally high system load - at the expense of soft-locks)

Hmm...I found that I get 2 Round Robin (AKA RR) rt schedulers plus the TS one when I change my configs on my laptop to match the ones on my desktop. Funky stuff. I'll look into what Arch guide there has to say. I find most of my guides say you don't need to setup an audio group (but recommend it) and that's kind of what I did (yes I know I'm lazy). So it's simply because I am "running" pulse as a user that I have 2 or more schedulers? Since I'm the only user on here I figured I'd be safe limiting my user account to a max -18 nice and a max 20 rtprio. I do wonder why all the guides suggest such a low rtprio since I didn't really see or hear benefit until 15 or above.
     
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Hey, I feel a bit ashamed for asking this but I have a growing desire to customize my desktop and make it nicer for me to use but the way X is working is confusing me. Can someone explain to me (or link something that would help) what config file is loaded by what and when, a simple explaination would be enough, I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the ammount of stuff that goes on during the boot (and X spartup) process.

Thanks smile.gif
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Hey, I feel a bit ashamed for asking this but I have a growing desire to customize my desktop and make it nicer for me to use but the way X is working is confusing me. Can someone explain to me (or link something that would help) what config file is loaded by what and when, a simple explaination would be enough, I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the ammount of stuff that goes on during the boot (and X spartup) process.
Thanks smile.gif

No need to be ashamed. X is barely controlled chaos. Thankfully nobody needs to understand it all as it is a daunting task after all these years even to the devs. However it is fairly easy to see what is going on within your box's setup.

If you want to see everything that loads during bootup, open a console and type
Code:
dmesg |more
* the |more part is a filter to cause it to display one page at a time
** other useful pipe filters can narrow down results eg: grep

The above will show you everything "under the hood" until X kicks in. For that use your favorite text editor and open /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Much of what you can see in both is not directly useful until you narrow down or have an error or warning but as you may see in the Xorg log, don't be too alarmed at errors or warnings since some of this is self-correcting. It's still a wealth of knowledge.

For simply customizing your desktop, this is very distro and WM/DE dependent but a lot easier to google or just play with your DE's settings. To avoid overly long answers and more specific help, please say what distro and WM/DE is default. Have fun.
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