autodctr wrote:Poster did say that he is running Xubuntu which is much lighter RAM user than Ubuntu.
autodctr wrote:from what I see, your 1/2 gig is really light. If possible, you may want to try Lubuntu 14.04 and install the Audacity that is in the reopitories: that will be 2.0.?. I also have eveything turned off such as Bluetooth, print applet, power management, and auto updating. I do the updating from the command line.
autodctr wrote:I use Xubuntu and Audacity to record 18 channels via USB cable from mixer to computer. The computer is a 2.8 dual core with 2 gig RAM. I have a system monitor running in the top bar. While I am recording, my CPU runs at about 15%, my memory usage is around 600 meg. I have no problems other than when the recording first starts, I get a glitch at about 5 seconds in. After that, and hour later and still no other glitches. I am running Xubuntu 14.04 and Audacity 2.0.?. I have a prior post here about never being able to get the newer version of Audacity to work w/Xubuntu 16.04.....even after lowering recording specs.
What I noticed was this:
Using Xubuntu 16.04 and Audacity 2.1, the recording was "finished" when I hit the STOP button. I could instantly go and create a file name and save the file. When using Audacity 2.0 and Xubuntu 14.04, there is a considerable period of time from when I hit the STOP button to when I can actually save the file. For instance, a one hour recording of 18 channels will take about 1 1/2 minutes from when recording is stopped until I can do anything at all: including naming it and saving it. There is obviously a difference in the way Audacity 2.0 and 2.1 operate. There could also be a difference in Xubuntu 14.04 and 16.04.
A little further info: I use one HD to run the program and I use a second HD to record. I have used that setup on both 2.0 and 2.1, and 14.04 and 16.04.
Gale Andrews wrote:Yes I saw that, but my point was that lightweight derivatives of Ubuntu are not (in my experience with a 1 GHz / 1 GB RAM notebook) that much lighter
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