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Re: Reinstalling fresh

Subject: Re: Reinstalling fresh
From: Mike Holstein
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:09:39 -0400
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:58 PM, tommy <allornothin.tommy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The bios doesn't give me any options to change it., lspci gave me  :
JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller,     Kernel driver in
use: ohci1394 Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
Is there a way to adjust irq settings to something that would work better?

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Mike Holstein <mikeh789@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM, tommy <allornothin.tommy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Hey Mike, this is the output from cat/proc/interrupts, thanks for the help
>> :)
>>            CPU0       CPU1       CPU2       CPU3
>>   0:        128          9          3          1   IO-APIC-edge      timer
>>   1:          0          1          1          0   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
>>   8:          1          0          0          0   IO-APIC-edge      rtc0
>>   9:          0          0          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   acpi
>>  12:          1          0          0          3   IO-APIC-edge      i8042
>>  16:         14          4    34994 10236   IO-APIC-fasteoi
>> uhci_hcd:usb3, nvidia
>>  17:          3          7          5      229   IO-APIC-fasteoi   eth1
>>  18:    2264329    1667668 58      58   IO-APIC-fasteoi
>> ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb8, ohci1394
>>  19:  1082    1087 866209     182664   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ata_piix,
>> ata_piix
>>  20:          0        0          0            0   IO-APIC-fasteoi
>> uhci_hcd:usb7
>>  21:          0          0          0          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi
>> uhci_hcd:usb4, uhci_hcd:usb5
>>  22:         78         75         67      69   IO-APIC-fasteoi   HDA
>> Intel
>>  23:         40         41  109995 86864   IO-APIC-fasteoi
>> ehci_hcd:usb2, uhci_hcd:usb6
>>  28:         16     306117        11     16   PCI-MSI-edge      eth0
>>  NMI:          0          0         0          0   Non-maskable interrupts
>>  LOC:    4235366  4175547 4002622    3956454   Local timer interrupts
>>  SPU:          0          0          0        0   Spurious interrupts
>>  CNT:          0          0          0         0   Performance counter
>> interrupts
>>  PND:          0          0          0        0   Performance pending work
>>  RES: 2754223  417620 396099 587164  Rescheduling interrupts
>>  CAL:  5387   4362     3863       2625   Function call interrupts
>>  TLB:       5392       5471  4287 5591   TLB shootdowns
>>  TRM:          0          0          0        0   Thermal event interrupts
>>  THR:          0          0          0        0   Threshold APIC
>> interrupts
>>  MCE:          0          0          0          0   Machine check
>> exceptions
>>  MCP:         13         13         13         13   Machine check polls
>>  ERR:          0
>>  MIS:          0
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Mike Holstein <mikeh789@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM, tommy <allornothin.tommy@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi all,
>> >> I was wondering if anyone knew what the most stable setup (Ubuntu
>> >> Studio version, Jack'd version, Ardour version) would be for using
>> >> primarily Ardour.
>> >> I have been recording large sessions (30-40 tracks) for about 3 months
>> >> with Studio 10.04 and the 2.6.31-9 rt kernel and have been having
>> >> issue's with ardour and jackd crashing what seems like randomly. I
>> >> haven't been able to reproduce it. It doesn't matter if it is a giant
>> >> session or a small session I will get a segmentation fault anywhere
>> >> between 10 minutes to 4 hours. Sometimes several in a row and
>> >> sometimes not at all for an entire 5 hour recording session. I am
>> >> using 2 mackie onyx 1640's via onboard firewire on a Dell studio
>> >> (desktop) with a 2.33 Ghz quad core and 6 gig's of DDR2. Also an
>> >> Nvidia 9800 GTX. I'm just not sure where to go to fix my stability
>> >> problems. I don't know if it is my firewire chipset or the drivers I'm
>> >> using. I read somewhere that using nvidia drivers could cause the
>> >> problems. Maybe my harddrives are to slow? I am willing to go to a
>> >> barebones install if need be. I don't need the install to do anything
>> >> but record in ardour and master in jammin. It just looks really bad
>> >> when I am recording a band and I have to tell them to hold on while I
>> >> restart ardour or the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
>> >> Thank you!
>> >> Tommy
>> >>
>> > check your firewire chipset, and also run in a terminal
>> > cat /proc/interrupts
>> > and see what devices are sharing IRQ settings...
>> > i have ubuntu 10.04 and i have started using the KXstudio ppa's with
>> > it...
>> > however, even before that, with your same sofware setup, and a P4 with a
>> > gig
>> > of ram, i had a very stable firewire rig using a texas instruments
>> > chipset,
>> > and a presonus firepod... i have a faster machine now, but still, its
>> > running 10.04 and with any kernel, its stable... check on those couple
>> > things, and lets go from there
>> >>
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> you see the line ehci_hcd:usb1, uhci_hcd:usb8, ohci1394, thats not ideal..
> that means that your firewire device is shared with 2 other USB ports... you
> should look in the bios and see if you can change that, and also, run lspci
> and see what firewire chipset you have...
if i were you, i would probably just get a nice TI chipset in a pci or express card and solve the IRQ port issue and the chipset all in one go... 
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