On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 08:23:16PM +0200, m cassar wrote: > Does anyone here use freebsd for serious audio/video production work? or > know if there is some kind of community? > > i have seen ubuntu studio for a general idea outside windows/osx, but prefer > fbsd over linux. and found most programs in ports, but i would like to find > out more about kernel optimization in that respect and what goes into that > type of dedicated setup. > > i am running 7-stable with a custom kernel, where i only added vesa, and > removed some scsi and network drivers i don't have from the generic kernel, > but i figure there must be more settings to tweak than what i saw there in > the generic file. would there be more settings somewhere else or would you > add them to the kernconf file?
I think it does not depend on your kernel configuration - checkout the portstree for the software you need: % cd /usr/ports % make search key="$MY_MULTIMEDIA_SOFTWARE" Furthermore you should checkout the hardware/release notes for 7.0 and/or 7.1: http://www.freebsd.org/where.html > my setup works fairly decent for desktop use, but seems kinda sluggish with > even basic multimedia. IMO FreeBSD is not made for that kind of multimedia machine - it's not about the software, it's more about the drivers. FreeBSD has a focus on network and stability, not to support your brandnew 7:1 soundhardware or the latest ATI SLI graphics card for $500... I prefer FreeBSD over Linux as well, but I think you should go for a dual-boot installation. :) I've heard very good things about Ubuntu Studio and believe that the hardware support for your needs is better. > p.s. on a different note while i'm here, how do you go from 7.1 prerelease > to 7.1 release when it is out? when/how do you tell when you stop using > stable-supfile and start using standard-supfile? Your're following -STABLE, aka RELENG_7. After 7.1-RELEASE is out you will have to follow RELENG_7_1 is what you want (if you don't want to follow -STABLE anymore). -- Oliver PETER, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED], ICQ# 113969174 "If it feels good, you're doing something wrong." -- Coach McTavish _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"