So. I have Installed Ubuntu as a dual OS in my 3900X/64GB/1080ti based machine.
My experience has been for the most part great I can say I really like Linux.
I needed to use KDE so my 4 monitor setup worked fine. It’s a misaligned mess in gnome and I also had it’s UI to be unresponsive for as long as 10 or 20s very often. KDE is not only way more friendly coming from windows but also solved all those problems.
So. SC in Ubuntu using KDE, while works when I tried my code made in Windows. I still have a problem.
SC is very, and I mean very, unstable when it comes to moving docks around. If I undock the documentation panel, and move it a single pixel, SC poof crashes immediately without any warning.
I had often SC to not load at all. Or take up to 1min to load up after the moment I launch it. I had multiple SCs instances opened after 1min from the moment I clicked the icon about 3 times thinking SC wasn’t loading.
When I got to try my Giant Steps visuals (coded in Windows10), it ran surprisingly good, especially scsynth was using nearly half the CPU as in windows 10. Sclang on the other hand, while working quite good, the animations ran a tad slower than in windows, at a lower framerate, signs of a not as well optimized system when it comes to graphics as compared to windows.
I could install v430 and v450 of Nvidia’s linux drivers, KDE’s UI is very smooth so I think they’re working. Haven’t tried any 3D program though.
So I’m curious to hear what your first hand opinions are.
Now, the actual questions are:
Is there a Linux distro that is hands down right for SC?
I saw there’s something called Linux AV? Is it any better when it comes to sound drivers? or does it have an advantage?
Can I just install another Linux over my existing installation? Or should I better reformat the partition?
I saw someone mentioned the Stanford lab uses a " yum repo for Fedora ". IS it any good? The post is from 5 years ago.
I have trouble getting my realtek inbuilt card to be visible to use as system sound. I can see it in the ALSA Mixer and appear to have the right controls and also nothing is muted. But my speaker icon on the taskbar has an X and I can’t see any device in the options.
I’ve read about solving it by changing which audio device gets initialized with Linux and I have made the appropriate conf file that I need to paste in my /etc folder.
I needed permission so I ran the appropriate command and had the hashtag after my username in Terminal. Even so, I could not paste my conf file into the etc /folder and the system said I needed admin permissions.
Thanks to everyone in advance.