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Re: Upset with debian performance

On 10/13/18 1:56 AM, Mask The Truth God wrote:
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On Saturday, October 13, 2018 4:48 AM, Mask The Truth God <maskthetruthgod@protonmail.com> wrote:

To anyone with an exceptional understanding of the debian OS (mainly directed to Developers)

I am quite upset with the performance I have been getting from my debian system since I have downloaded it. I will try to explain in as much detail as I can so if it is possible someone might be able to change my mind and make me keep debian as my daily driver then it might happen.

I just got done doing a fresh install of debian 9.5 stable, I enjoyed it at first and then followed instructions from long time debian users and installed all of the necessary drivers and firmware ect....  after i got everything installed it seemed to be working great untill I started up firefox. This was one of the first major performance problems that came about. Every time i would watch a youtube video or view a twitch stream it would work for a second  but then the video would glitch and skip around along with audio glitching from seconds ago repeating itself. (more with the live streams on twitch than the youtube videos but they still are glitchy too but not as much as the twtich) Also in firefox every time i scroll firefox would be  laggy and choppy. I then installed Opera to check and see if it was possibly caused by a corrupted firefox and opera behaved the exact same. The same choppy scrolling also happened when I installed discord to the system when i would scroll in the discord chats. To rule out the obvious here I have a well tested eithernet cable that works great with all my other systems so that is not the isssue.

The second biggest problem with debian is the audio control. I have written about this before about a week ago when i was still trying to have hope and configure everything and since ive installed AMD firmware and the drivers it has gone down a lot but it still will make the awful hissing noise i complained about before (i will put this description at the bottom of this email for anyone who did not see my email a week ago about that problem)

as I work a lot with music production and video streaming These problems are major for me and are making me think of just giving up and switching to Manjaro.

I still think Debian is a solid OS but from what I am witnessing it seems If i am very concerned with perfect audio for music recording and streaming videos with no glitching then maybe debian is not meant for what I need and i should switch to something more modern and aimed at being used as an every day system like Manjaro?

Here is the USB audio problem I am having: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/terrible-audio-problems-4175640263/

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!!!!!!!!! update forgot to add:

My hardware is:

Gigabyte 970a-ud3p
500 GB 72000 RPM drive
Amd r9 380 graphics card
8 gb RAM
amd fx 63000 processor

I have been building my own desktop/ workstation computers for 20+ years. The ones with Intel motherboards have had the fewest hardware and software failures under Windows, Linux, and BSD. (Unfortunately, Intel does not make desktop boards any more, so my future builds will need to use Intel server boards.)

For laptops, I've had good luck with Dell; both for software compatibility and for hardware documentation/ service manuals.

Building a Linux multimedia workstation is an uncertain proposition. If you start with Debian stable and add just a few packages, it should work. I watch YouTube videos daily on Debian Stable, Xfce, and Firefox Quantum; all is well. But, whenever I've tried to build a multimedia workstation with many packages on Debian Stable using official Debian Stable packages, I have found both that the multimedia tools are dated, lacking features, and buggy and that the system becomes unstable.

"Planet CCRMA at home" appears to offer more recent packages and more extensive integration testing:


I seem to recall that the last time I tried it on a ~2007 Dell laptop, the hardware was inadequate.

All of the above assumes you are willing to invest countless hours building and maintaining a Linux multimedia workstation.

But, to be blunt, if you would rather spend your time *using* a multimedia workstation, the obvious solution is to buy Windows (or a Mac) and the commercial packages for whatever niches you want to work in.


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