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25/08/2021
Raspberry menu 208
Added the option 15 OVERLAYS edit in EXPERT menu. You can edit directly the file /boot/config.txt or add overlay from a list
Raspberry Menu 207
Now MPD and Squeezelite configuration scripts will set DAC number. After a reboot the number will not change.

22/08/2021
Menu 303
Now MPD and Squeezelite configuration scripts will set DAC number. After a reboot the number will not change.

AudioLinux is based on realtime custom kernels and on the work of that part of linux community trying to achieve very low audio and processor latencies. The results are not audiophile subjective suggestions, but real and measurable. You can make a processor latency test yourself clicking on the oscilloscope test inside Realtime Priority folder on the Desktop. No magic hidden code, but only the magic of music. AudioLinux can be used in Audio Pro studio recording because of stability and freedom from glitches. With a powerful CPU is perfect for extreme upsampling (up to DSD 512 or PCM 768 kHz). What about the sound? Clean, transparent, the last veil is removed... and a quick and complete support that no one is giving in Linux. Your system will be fine-tuned for the absolute best performance.

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PRICES

Audiolinux lxqt 1 year support with image $ 69 Audiolinux headless 1 year support with image $ 69 Audiolinux Raspberry 1 year support with image $ 69 Audiolinux lxqt unlimited time support $ 139
Audiolinux headless unlimited time support $ 139 Audiolinux all versions unlimited time support** $ 249 Audiolinux USB stick/SD card with shipping $ 139 Audiolinux extra year of support $ 35
Audiolinux upgrade to version 2.x/4.x $ 35
Audiolinux additional image*** $ 35 Audiolinux 10 licenses (with discount) -> contact support

** You can download headless, lxqt, Raspberry Pi4 *** If you have one image and you want another.
For example if you already have lxqt and you want headless
AudioLinux is the first plug & play realtime audio system based on Archlinux with programmed IRQ and application realtime priority
Audio latency at 44.1 kHz < 1 ms depending on hardware configuration.
Incredibly low processor latency (average 2-6 microseconds on fairly powerful processors)
Boot time 10/15 s
Full menu system
RTIRQ for automatic IRQ priority assignment
RTAPP for automatic application priority
assignment
Compatible audio applications:
HQPlayer and HQPlayer embedded (with CUDA acceleration, if you install nvidia closed source drivers), HQPlayer Network Audio Daemon, MPD (with optional upmpdcli UPnP media renderer), Logitech Media Server + Squeezelite Jriver Media Center, Roon (roonserver and roonbridge)
Audiolinux can be configured as headless server
Remote control with Unified Remote for smartphone.
NoMachine server included (lxqt version) for remote Desktop control. Now you can start headless without graphical Desktop and access audiolinux from smartphone or PC in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one with NoMachine!
AirPlay support with Shairport-sync (audio only)

From version 1.9.7 you can load the entire system to RAM as an option. For this you need at least 16GB RAM (8 GB for AudioLinux headless). There is the option to save the entire system in "ram mode"

Audiolinux lxqt version 5.1.0

Release notes
Audiolinux headless version 3.1.0
Release notes
Audiolinux PinkFaun version 3.8.0 (not for sale, available with PinkFaun Streamers)
Audiolinux Raspberry Pi4 64 bit 2.1.0
Release notes
AudioLinux scripts and RTapp Copyright P. O. 2014-2018. AudioLinux image contains proprietary software. It cannot be copied without removing the corresponding software. AudioLinux is not a separate Linux distribution but only a customized Archlinux image for audio. For all legal and copyright issues please refer to www.archlinux.org The payments reported above are for support, customization work, proprietary (non-GPL) software, usb stick, shipping.
Archlinux packages maintained by AudioLinux

--> Support is complete for installation on USB stick or internal HD, but if you need help for a dual boot with Windows, because you are not a linux expert, a further payment of € 30 is necessary. I need a lot of time, a lot of emails to support a customer in this case.

If you are a company that is selling a Streamer/Audio PC and you want a custom version of AudioLinux please contact us at audiolinux@fastmail.fm
AUDIOLINUX HEADLESS/LXQT mini GUIDE

* In the last versions Audiolinux has 7 configuration menus and most of what is reported below can be made directly with menus

--> For general support consult first the wiki at
https://wiki.archlinux.org
--> If you have installed to internal drive, you should have also audiolinux on a USB stick, in case of operations that cannot be made from inside (boot problems, hard disk check, etc.)

PASSWORDS

user, ssh, NoMachine: audiolinux
sudo, root, samba: audiolinux0

hqplayerd web interface:
user: audiolinux
password audiolinux (or audiolinux0)

FILE EDITING

* In audiolinux lxqt you can use pcmanfm-qt file explorer (click on the red icon on the bottom bar for root editing)

An easy method to work with files for edit, copy etc. is to use Midnight Commander. Type
mc
for starting it

otherwise you can use nano
nano full-file-path
Example:
nano /etc/fstab

ROOT USER

How to switch to root user:
Type
su
and give the password audiolinux0
You can return to normal user with
exit

For poweroff and reboot, you can use sudo in a user (not root) terminal:
sudo poweroff
sudo reboot


RAM MODE

Ramroot option is the last that should be enabled once your system is fully configured. It is recommended at least 16GB RAM for lxqt version (8 GB for AudioLinux headless)

Before enabling ramroot you should edit as root the file /etc/ramroot.conf For example, if you have 16000 MB total RAM, you could give 4000 to RAM memory and 12000 to ZRAM

To load the entire system at boot, type (as root)
ramroot -E
To disable ramroot
ramroot -D


--> if you are using Roon, please take into account that Roon database will take some space, please be sure that the drive and ram size are enough

When in ram mode you can use the command ramsave This command will save the system when in ram mode (otherwise all changes will be lost)

For system modification and system update we suggest however to boot in normal mode answering N to ramroot boot prompt. Modifications to the file /etc/fstab will be saved only in normal mode. For kernel update you must disable ramroot, see section
UPGRADING THE SYSTEM

REMOTE CONNECTION

* In audiolinux lxqt you can connect to graphical Desktop with NoMachine, if you install it in Windows, Linux, smartphone. With NoMachine remote Desktop you can start headless without graphical Desktop and access AudioLinux in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one. After your configuration is finished, you can switch back to headless with a simple logout.

* From Audiolinux menu 214 new Web Interface at ipaddress://5001touch screen compatible and with search function.
To install it go to INSTALL menu and select 0 "Install new web interface 2 (beta)"
You can enable/disable it in EXPERT menu selecting 10 "WEB INTERFACE 2 enable/disable"
Search function is very useful: typing main, audio, system, update or expert you can see on the left column the options of classic menu.

You can also connect remotely with a browser at the address http://ipaddress:8500

You can access audiolinux headless from another computer with ssh:
ssh audiolinux@ip-address
If you want to use a file browser from another pc, you can use the protocol sftp
sftp://audiolinux@ip-address
--> you can check the ip address for audiolinux with
ip addr show

--> From Windows you can use Putty
--> From Android JuiceSSH

UNIFIED REMOTE

* In audiolinux lxqt you can control your system from your smartphone or tablet with unified remote. See https://www.unifiedremote.com/

To enable it, start lxqt configuration, go to Session settings/Autostart and enable "Unified Remote"
Unified remote is started with the command:
opt/urserver/urserver --daemon


NETWORK

Audiolinuxm has an automatic configuration that will permit to connect immediately after the first boot
However, for a more stable network configuration, follow the steps reported below.
---> if you have more than one card, add a second configuration file in /etc/systemd/network/

Look for your network name with
networkctl
Example:
[audiolinux@archlinux ~]$ networkctl
 1 lo               loopback           carrier     unmanaged 
 2 enp3s0           ether              routable    configured


If your network is enp3s0 (yours will be most probably different) change as root /etc/systemd/network/auto.network from

[Match]
Name=en*

[Network]
DHCP=yes


to

[Match]
Name=enp3s0

[Network]
DHCP=yes


and reboot

DHCP=yes will allow both ipv4 and ipv6
See wiki at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/systemd-networkd

You can change from DHCP to a static address modifying the file /etc/systemd/network/auto.network from

[Match]
Name=en*

[Network]
DHCP=yes


to

[Match]
Name=en*

[Network]
Address=192.168.1.5/24
Gateway=192.168.1.1
DNS=8.8.8.8

--> change Address, Gateway and DNS to your preferred values.

For WiFi, provided that your adapter is recognized by linux, a simple how-to can be found here
The relevant wiki section is here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd-networkd#Wireless_adapter
For wpa-supplicant:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/WPA_supplicant

AUDIO AND OTHER SERVICES

* In audiolinux lxqt MPD, LMS, squeezelite and Spotify (spotifyd) are already installed.

In audiolinux headless Roon and HQPlayer embedded are already installed.
The new Menu is already prepared for MPD, LMS, Squeezelite and Spotify. For installing these applications, go to the section OTHER AUDIO APPLICATIONS

With systemctl you can stop, start, restart or enable the services at boot. In the commands where there is not "--user" you must switch to root user (see above)

Examples:

Starting and enabling hqplayerd:
systemctl --user start hqplayerd
systemctl --user enable hqplayerd


Starting and enabling Roon:
systemctl start roonserver
systemctl enable roonserver


Starting and enabling naa:
systemctl --user start networkaudio
systemctl --user enable networkaudio


You can stop or disable, changing start to stop and enable to disable.

If you need to enable samba:
systemctl enable smb
systemctl enable nmb

and reboot
Note: the directories /home/audiolinux/Downloads and /home/audiolinux/Music are already set as samba share

--> For showing enabled systemd services:
systemctl list-unit-files | grep enabled
For user services:
systemctl --user list-unit-files | grep enabled

Note 1: You can add some delay in starting hqplayerd or networkaudio. For this, go as root to
/usr/lib/systemd/user/networkaudio.service
or
/usr/lib/systemd/user/hqplayerd.service
and take out the # in front of the line
# ExecStartPre=/bin/sleep 30
Default is 30 seconds, you can change this to a different value.

Note 2: When configuring hqplayerd at http://localhost:8088/auth or http://localhost:8088/config please be sure to select Scope --> user at top left, since audiolinux is using the user directory /home/audiolinux/.hqplayer/ for configuration files and license

Note 3: If you are using Roonbridge in more than one computer take into account that: "RoonBridge generates and writes out a unique id into its data directory on first run and uses that to identify itself to RoonServer. Clear out /var/roon on the second device (or hunt down and delete the RAATServer/Settings/unique_id file) and it will generate itself a new one next time it starts up."

UPGRADING THE SYSTEM

For updating a single application:
pacman -Sy (update the database)
pacman -S name-of-application
if this application is in AUR database (as HQPlayer, Roon, etc.)
yay -S name-of-application
Example for updating hqplayerd and roon:
yay -S hqplayer-embedded roonserver roonbridge

For updating the system (expert users)
yay -Syu

For system modification and system update you must boot in normal mode answering N to ramroot boot prompt.

OTHER AUDIO APPLICATIONS

* In audiolinux lxqt mpd, logitechmediaserver, Squeezelite and Spotify are already installed

In headless last versions you have the option to install these packages from update menu

Squeezelite + LMS installation:
pamac build logitechmediaserver-git squeezelite-git
Configuration file for squeezelite: /etc/squeezelite.conf
For listing available devices:
squeezelite -l

T
he systemd service can be started with
systemctl start squeezelite


MPD and UPnP installation:
pamac build mpd upmpdcli
Configuration file for MPD: /home/audiolinux/.mpdconf
The systemd service can be started with
systemctl start my-mpd


-> Please note that these commands will install the application and many dependencies, so audiolinux size will increase and as a consequence boot time in ram mode.

INSTALLING NEW KERNEL

In the last versions you can update kernel from audiolinux update menu

Installing new audiolinux realtime kernel.
Go to https://www.audio-linux.com/ftp/packages/kernel/last//linux-rt-bfq and download at least linux-rt-bfq-* and linux-rt-bfq-headers-*
After install the new kernel with pacman -U followed by the names of the packages.

*** If you are running in ram mode, reboot answering N at boot prompt to boot in normal mode.
-> If you cannot connect to a monitor/keyboard you must disable ramroot before updating the kernel:
1) DISABLE ramroot with
ramroot -D
2) Reboot
3) Install the new kernel
4) Reboot
5) Eventually re-enable it with
ramroot -E
6) Reboot

REALTIME PRIORITY

For testing:
Type
rttest

For checking realtime status:
rtstatus

Manual realtime priority is controlled by rtirq and rtapp. In standard /etc/rtirq.conf priority is given to usb xhci devices:
RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="xhci"
Change xhci to snd if you are using an internal audio card

Suggested realtime configurations:

1) Standard
/etc/rtirq.conf
RTIRQ_PRIO_HIGH=90
RTIRQ_PRIO_DECR=5
/etc/rtapp/rtapp.conf
MAX_PRIORITY="80"


2) Extreme
/etc/rtirq.conf
RTIRQ_PRIO_HIGH=95
RTIRQ_PRIO_DECR=2
/etc/rtapp/rtapp.conf
MAX_PRIORITY="70"


Max possible priority is set system-wide at 98. Higher priorit will increase the CPU load.

HOW TO INSTALL NVIDIA PROPRIETARY DRIVERS

* In audiolinux lxqt you can install all the nvidia packages with
pacman -S nvidia-dkms nvidia-settings nvidia-utils opencl-nvidia

--> This is necessary for enabling CUDA acceleration in HQPlayer, if you have a nvidia card.

You can install the nvidia proprietary drivers with
pacman -Sy
pacman -S nvidia-dkms nvidia-utils opencl-nvidia
After you should add the section "Device" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
xorg.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
      Option "BlankTime" "0"
      Option "StandbyTime" "0"
      Option "SuspendTime" "0"
      Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Nvidia Card"
        Driver "nvidia"
        VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "Coolbits" "4"
EndSection


Optionally you could blacklist the open source driver "nouveau" creating the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf with the following content:
blacklist nouveau

Understanding audiolinux 1 INSTALLATION

--> For audiolinux lxqt change

audiolinux_mini_310.img.gz to  audiolinux_510.img.gz    --> audiolinux headless (and lxqt from version 2.2.0) will boot only in UEFI mode

--> You cannot install audiolinux on a single partition but only to the full hard disk (audiolinux image has 2 partitions, UEFI fat32 and linux ext4)

To install audiolinux on external USB stick (32 GB) or internal Hard disk, if you already have linux installed in internal drive or  in external media (liveCD or liveUSB, for Ubuntu you can install this way and omit stage 2):
1) Boot from your linux installation and download the image
-> The password for sudo and root in audiolinux is audiolinux0
2) Verify that the image file is not corrupted with
sha256sum
audiolinux_mini_310.img.gz
3) Find the hard disk address by typing
sudo fdisk -l
4) If, for example, the HD is /dev/sda, copy the image with
gunzip -c
audiolinux_mini_310.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sda
(this will delete the hd, it is not necessary to format it previously)
5) Extend the ext4 partition until covering the remaining part of the hard disk (this will fix also GPT size errors. note that you will need more than the default size for Roon database)
--> If you will use ramroot later, leave some unallocated space on the hdd for an extra partition or add another drive, otherwise, if you copy the music files into audiolinux partition, the size will become too big for booting to ram.

6) Power off the PC, unplug previous external linux installation and boot from the new HD/USB stick.

HOW TO RESIZE AUDIOLINUX PARTITION
a) If you have Audiolinux LXQt: make a second installation on a USB stick, boot from the new installation and extend the ext4 partition on the old installation with gparted (easy, because the application has a GUI)
b) If you don't have Audiolinux LXQt: enable ramroot, reboot, select the option resize in system menu.
If you want to switch back to normal mode: reboot answering N to ramroot boot prompt at the beginning of boot, disable ramroot, reboot


--> If you have problems booting, consult our Booting Checklist

If you install from MAC, see the guide here
If you install from Windows, you can use
Rufus version 2.18 with option "dd" or Etcher
--> In this case you will miss step 6) of installation guide above. For a possible solution see
this guide case 1)  but installation with these applications is not recommended.

This is the official how-to, You can use also other methods that allow the cloning of an image with multiple partitions.
Understanding audiolinux 2 HOW TO MOUNT INTERNAL OR REMOTE HARD DISK

THIS CAN BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY WITH THE OPTION IN SYSTEM MENU

*  In lxqt version you can enable auto-mount enabling Mount in pcmanfm-qt file explorer --> Edit --> Preferences --> Volume

To auto-mount the hard disk at boot you need to edit the file /etc/fstab.
You can use a root terminal (type su and after give root password audiolinux0) with
nano /etc/fstab
You can also use pcmanfm-qt file explorer root (red icon on the bottom bar) and edit the file from there.
I suggest to mount in a subfolder of /media where there are some folders with the right permissions already set.
Don't mount outside of /media subfolders if you are using ramroot!
It is better to test the mount line before adding it to /etc/fstab. For example:
mount -t ntfs-3g UUID=
myuuid /media/samba -o uid=1000,gid=100,forceuid,forcegid
etc.
Please be careful. If /etc/fstab has a wrong line, the sytem could not boot.

To find LABEL or uuid type
blkid
in a terminal
Substitute mylabel, myuuid, servername, password etc. with your values.

Example for linux internal hard disk
LABEL=mylabel /media/linux1 ext4 nofail,noatime,rw 0 2
or
UUID=myuuid /media/linux1 ext4 nofail,noatime,rw 0 2

...For the full guide click here
Understanding audiolinux 3 HOW TO CONFIGURE REALTIME PRIORITY

In Audiolinux realtime priority is assigned by 2 services: rtirq for irq priority and rtapp for application priority.

1) RTIRQ configuration

The default configuration file is /etc/rtirq.conf
The important section is this one
RTIRQ_NAME_LIST="xhci"
In the default configuration it will give the defined priority to xhci usb devices.
To check the realtime priorities you can use rtstatus...

...For the full guide click here
Audiolinux for experts 1 NETWORK BRIDGE

THIS CAN BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY WITH THE OPTION IN SYSTEM MENU

If you need a Network Bridge it is advisable to use systemd network instead of NetworkManager, because "NetworkManager can create bridges, but currently will not auto-connect to them or slave/attached interfaces" cfr.: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network_bridge

Now let's go to /etc/systemd/network/
cd /etc/systemd/network/
We remove the previous files, if any
rm /etc/systemd/network/*

You can check the names of network interfaces with:
ip addr show
In the examples that will follow we have 2 network interfaces, enp3s0 and enp4s0. Your names can be different.
--> In my test enp4s0 is connected to the router (and internet) and enp3s0 is connected directly from pc (with a normal ethernet cable) to a BeagleBone Black naa running archlinuxarm

...For the full guide click here 
Audiolinux for experts 2 WHAT TO DO IF YOUR ROON DATABASE SIZE IS TOO BIG FOR RAM MODE OR FOR DRIVE SIZE

THIS CAN BE DONE AUTOMATICALLY WITH THE OPTION IN SYSYEM MENU

Roon Database can be huge.
This how-to can be applied in these cases:
1) Drive space is insufficient because you did not resize the ext4 partition after installation.
2) Ram size is not enough for booting in ram mode

...For the full guide click here
You can use Audiolinux for audio in the following combinations:

1) HQPlayer Desktop (lxqt version)
2) Roon
3) Roon wth HQPlayer Desktop
4) Roon with HQPlayer embedded
5) Jriver with HQPlayer embedded (lxqt version)
6)
HQPlayer embedded controlled by HQPDcontrol or BubbleUPnP or Mconnect on smartphone/tablet
7) M
PD controlled by Cantata  (linux) or many other control points on smartphone/tablet
8) Logitech Media Server (LMS)
and Squeezelite.  PCM and DSD upsampling possible with many different filters (same as in Daphile). Many control points on smartphone/tablet available
9) Jriver Media Center (lxqt version)
10) Spotify with the audio sevice spotifyd, controlled by
official Spotify on smartphone/tablet/PC

Roon with HQPlayer

Tidal music streaming is already integrated in Roon, BubbleUPnP, LMS and Mconnect. Qobuz is available on
BubbleUPnP, LMS and Mconnect. Spotify direct streaming possible if spotifyd service enabled.

In lxqt version, with NoMachine remote Desktop, you can start without graphical Desktop and access AudioLinux from smartphone or PC in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one. After your configuration is finished, you can switch back to command line mode with a simple logout.

AUDIOLINUX IS SUPPORTING ALL USB AUDIO COMPLIANT DAC (PCM AND DSD)

IN SOME SPECIAL CASES KERNEL PATCHES FOR DSD NATIVE ARE ALREADY INCLUDED (OR WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FUTURE*) FOR:

iFi Audio micro/nano iDSD
DIYINHK DSD DXD 384kHz USB to I2S/DSD
MSB Technology
LB Labs VI DAC Inifinity
PS Audio NuWave DAC (experimental)
Unison Research Unico CD Due
W4S DAC-2 (experimental)
Mytek Brooklyn DAC (experimental)
NuPrime DAC-10 (experimental)
Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC
Engineered Electronics Stereo Playback Interface
Geek Pulse X Infinity 2V0
WaveIO USB audio 2.0
Amanero Combo384 (need firmware update)
Aune X1S
Hegel HD12 DSD
Auralic VEGA (experimental)
Gustard DAC-X20U
Geek Out 1V5
Matrix Audio Quattro II
Matrix Audio X-Sabre
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro
MiniMax Tube DAC Supreme
NuPrime DAC-9
NuPrime Audio HD-AVP/AVA
NuPrime IDA-8
Oppo HA-1
Oppo HA-2
Soekris DAC1101
JLsounds I2SoverUSB
Audiolab M-DAC+
Playback Design
Bryston BDA3
Singxer F-1 and SU-1Furutech ADL Stratos
Denon/Marantz
Matrix Audio
Aune X1S 32BIT/384 DSD DAC
Mutec MC3+ USBFurutech ADL Stratos

HDTA Serenade DSD
Denafrips Ares
Oppo UDP-205
W4S DAC-2v2SE
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
Furutech ADL Stratosbr
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
W4S DAC-2v2SE
Oppo UDP-205
Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2
Armature Hectate board
Mytek Manhattan
* if you need a special kernel patch for your DAC, please contact us at audiolinux@fastmail.fm

AudioLinux processor latency test

We have made some tests of the real performance of AudioLinux.
You can make a similar test yourself selecting Realtime test in Audiolinux status menu.

1) Realtime test in AudioLinux with "hackbench -l 10000" and "cyclictest -t1 -n -p99 -i100 -o10 -v | oscilloscope -s1000 >/dev/null" with Intel i7-4770
Results upsampling with HQPlayer at the same time are not different!

Audiolinux latency test

2) A test with the same computer in Windows 10 with DPC Latency Checker

Win10 latency

PinkFaun Streamer 2.16 Is probably the best computer for audio on the market. It can be delivered with a special version of Audiolinux. There is a discussion about it at Computer Audiophile Below some nice images from the same forum. Click for full size.





Audiolinux testing system

Custom Fanless PC in a Streacom case,  PinkFaun Streamer 3.4, custom USB to i2S interface, Holo Audio Spring Dac, SAC Minute transformer preamplifier, Ayon Sunfire SET tube amplifier, modified Audiostatic electrostatic speakers DCI A-sinus. This system, with Focusrite mic preamplifier, is used also for audio recording/monitor.

Roon with HQPlayer

 
Latest news

25/08/2021
Raspberry menu 208
Added the option 15 OVERLAYS edit in EXPERT menu. You can edit directly the file /boot/config.txt or add overlay from a list
25/08/2021
Raspberry Menu 207
Now MPD and Squeezelite configuration scripts will set DAC number. After a reboot the number will not change.
22/08/2021
Menu 303
Now MPD and Squeezelite configuration scripts will set DAC number. After a reboot the number will not change.
09/08/2021
New kernel for Raspberry4 available: linux-raspberrypi4-rt-5.10.52
New kernel BFQ for headless and lxqt available: linux-rt-bfq-dev-5.13.rt1
Note that the recommended kernel is always the LTS kernel installed as default and that the new BFQ one cannot be used if you have installed nvidia proprietary drivers.
09/08/2021 Menu 302 for headless/lxqt and menu 206 for Raspberry with update to script-server for Web Interface 2
08/08/2021 New lxqt version 3.1.0
1) Full system update
2) Kernel RT LTS 5.10.52.47.realtime1-1
3) Fix for pacman unrecognized archive format
4) Menu 301
07/08/2021 New headless Version 3.1.0
1) Full system update
2) Kernel RT LTS 5.10.52.47.realtime1-1
3) Fix for pacman unrecognized archive format
4) Menu 301
Audiolinux Raspberry 4 version 2.1.0 released!
Menu 301
Little fix about AES67 daemon not starting
Audiolinux headless 3.0.0 and lxqt 5.0.0 are out
Menu 300
Removed option for kernel 5.4.x in kernel update
Menu 295 Fix to ramroot configuration script (RAM and ZRAM values not saved)
Menu 294
Added new dependency for CD rip. You can add the package manually with 'yay -Sy python-discid'
Now you can rip also if the CD is not in MusicBrainz database
Menu 293
Spotify configuration file updated to new format
Menu 292 New option in Expert menu 'CPU extra speed (at a cost)'
This script will disable CPU mitigations at the cost of making your system less secure.
The performance boost obtained is small, much less than enabling hyper-threading
Menu 291
Fix to boot mode script not starting
Menu 290
Added folder /opt/configuration/scriptserver where you can add your custom items for Web Interface 2. These files will be copied back to /opt/script-server/conf/runners/ in case of a menu update
Removed arch4edu repository (too slow). Now rocm packages for hqplayer have been uploaded to audiolinux repository
Rewritten script for setting priority to standard or extreme
Raspberry Menu 203
Camilla DSP! New options:
In Expert menu 'CAMILLADSP installation'. This script will install and configure Camilla DSP - a flexible linux IIR and FIR engine for crossovers, room correction etc
In Audio menu added 'CAMILLADSP start and enable' and 'CAMILLADSP GUI start and enable'
You can access Camilla DSP configuration at ipaddress:5002

New Audio conversion script in Expert menu:
1) SET your music directory
2) SET DSD sampling frequency
3) SET PCM sampling frequency
4) CONVERT PCM flac/wav/mp3 to DSD dsf
5) CONVERT DSD dff to DSD dsf
6) CONVERT DSD dff/dsf to PCM flac
7) UPSAMPLE/CONVERT PCM flac/wav/mp3 to PCM flac
8) UPSAMPLE/CONVERT DSD dff/dsf to DSD dsf
9) SET DSD extra conversion parameters (for experts)
10) SET PCM extra conversion parameters (for experts)
11) View, copy, move, delete your music files

AUDIOLINUX ACCURATE CD RIP script with the following options:
1) Find the offset of your CD player
2) Set your music directory
3) RIP to flac
4) Edit configuration (templates etc.)

Improved MUSIC2RAM script: now show available memory and added music folders after adding files to RAM. Fixed bug in reboot restore.
General cleaning of scripts
Improved squeezelite configuration script now using the form hw:x,x for audio card

NEW! UPnP server - configuration at ipaddress:9790
Menu 289
Little fix to CamillaDSP enable script
Menu 288
Fix to DSD/PCM conversion script not installing dff2dsf
Menu 287
Some fixes to AES67 audio over IP script
Menu 286
Rewritten script for AES67 audio over IP. Now you can choose between original Merging ravenna-alsa (Butler) daemon and AES67 daemon
Basic configuration is done by the script
Tested successfully with Merging equipmentMenu 285
New options '7) UPSAMPLE/CONVERT PCM flac/wav/mp3 to PCM flac' and '8) UPSAMPLE/CONVERT DSD dff/dsf to DSD dsf' in '14 CONVERT/UPSAMPLE audio files to DSD or PCM' (Expert menu) The script has been partially rewritten and some bugs fixed
Menu 284
Added some explanation to PCM conversion extra parameters in DSD conversion script
Fixed little bug in Squeezelite configuration (audio card displayed with wrong number)
Menu 283
In the new version of audio conversion script you can convert PCM to DSD and DSD to PCM
Added new options:
6) Convert DSD dff/dsf to PCM flac
8) Set PCM extra conversion parameters (for experts)
30/04/2021 Menu 282
Mew improved CD rip script with the following options:
1) Find the offset of your CD player
2) Set your music directory
3) RIP to flac
4) Edit configuration (templates etc.)
New improved DSD conversion script with these options:
1) Set your music directory
2) Set DSD sampling frequency
3) Convert PCM flac/wav to DSD dsf
4) Convert DSD dff to DSD dsf
5) Set DSD extra conversion parameters (for experts)
6) View, copy, move, delete your music files
DSD conversion and Music to RAM scripts search is now case sensitive
28/04/2021 Menu 281
Added alert in main menu if you are using AMD processor
Rewritten script for modified option 'CPU ucode and scaling driver to AMD/Intel' in Expert menu. This option now change automatically scaling driver to acpi for AMD or intel pstate for Intel CPU
Little fix about permissions to camilladsp enable script
27/04/2021 Menu 280
Fix to AMD/Intel ucode script in Expert menu
27/04/2021 Menu 279
Camilla DSP! New options:
In Expert menu '16 CAMILLADSP installation'. This script will install and configure Camilla DSP - a flexible linux IIR and FIR engine for crossovers, room correction etc
In Audio menu added '19 CAMILLADSP start and enable' and '20 CAMILLADSP GUI start and enable'
You can access Camilla DSP configuration at ipaddress:5002
Added new option 'CONVERT audio files to DSD' in Expert menu. This script will convert flac files to DSD dsf format up to DSD1024 with standard and expert options
Improved squeezelite configuration script now using the form hw:x,x for audio card
Wireless script remove previous stray wpa_supplicant links in /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants
Added '11 NEWS' to main menu
20/04/2021 Updated packages for roonserver, roonbridge, hqplayer-embedded, hqplayer-embedded-rocm,hqplayer-embedded-amd
Now using sysusers.d and tmpfiles.d to add hqplayer or roon user. Roon packages now displaying build version
20/04/2021 Menu 278
Improved MUSIC2RAM script: now show available memory and added music folders after adding files to RAM. Fixed bug in boot restore.
Some cleaning of scripts
16/04/2021 Menu 277 Changed disc-template for CD rip
16/04/2021 Menu 276
Added CD rip option in Audio menu (exact audio copy)
Added Help option to REALTIME MANUAL ASSIGNMENT configuration in Expert menu
14/04/2021 Menu 275
Added UPnP server
13/04/2021 Menu 274
Since now Long Term Support kernel is 5.10.x, added option for LTS 5.4.x in kernel update

Menu 273
Fix to Web Interface 2 not starting
12/04/2021 Audiolinux lxqt version 4.9.5  and Audiolinux headless 2.9.5 (see release notes)
08/04/2021 Audiolinux menu 272 Updated script-server for Web Interface 2
06/04/2021 Audiolinux Menu 271 Fix to pacman parameters in some scripts
06/04/2021 Audiolinux Menu 270 Fix to Roon installation
05/04/2021 Audiolinux Menu 269 Fix to some scripts with wrong pacman parameter
05/04/2021 Audiolinux Menu 268 Added arch4edu repository for rocm packages
05/04/2021 New Audiolinux menu 267 Now available for installation 3 versions of hqplayer-embedded:
1 - hqplayer-embedded standard without rocm and cuda (default)
2 - hqplayer-embedded-rocm with cuda and rocm acceleration
3 - hqplayer-embedded-amd optimized for amd CPU with cuda and rocm
Note that versions 2 and 3 will install more than 2.5 GB of libraries. The script will show your available free space on disk.
02/04/2021 Audiolinux Raspberry menu 202  Added hqplayerd to the list with high priority applications in rtapp
02/04/2021 Audiolinux Raspberry menu 201 Added option for hqplayer start in Web Interface 2
01/04/2021 Audiolinux Raspberry64 version 2.0:
1) Audiolinux OS 64 bit with custom realtime kernel linux-raspberry4-rt version 5.10.25-1-rt35
Now you can use the full memory of 8GB versions with ramroot.
2) Menu 200 with the possibility to install hqplayer-embedded
25/03/2021 New Audiolinux Raspberry32 version 1.5 This will be the last 32 bit version. Next one will be 64 bit with the option to install HQPlayer!
16/03/2021 Raspberry Menu 112 with fix to spotify installation script in Update menu. spotifyd-slim now substituted by spotifyd
11/03/2021 Menu 266 Fix to forced update to ramroot version 2.0.1-2 After updating menu, go to console and type menu to apply changes.
08/03/2021 Menu 265 with check for initramfs compression in kernel update
01/03/2021 Menu 263-264 with forced update to ramroot version 2.0.1-2
22/02/2021 Menu 262 /etc/mkinitcpio.conf changed to default gzip compression for compatibility with older kernels
Resize script should now be compatible with NVMe SSD
spotifyd-slim now substituted by spotifyd in Web Interface 2
IMPORTANT: since the new mkinitcpio package will use a new compression format, installations with linux-rt-lts kernel will not boot  if you make a system update.
If you are using instead the last linux-rt or linux-rt-bfq-dev kernels the system should boot normally.
Menu 262 will fix this problem, setting the default compression to gzip. After updating menu, go to console and type menu to apply changes.
13/02/2021 Menu 261 with fix to spotify installation script in Update menu. spotifyd-slim now substituted by spotifyd
13/02/2021New fully updated Audiolinux versions headless 2.9.0 and lxqt 4.9.0 released (see release notes)
27/01/2021 New menu 260:
Added the option 4 HQPLAYER copy default configuration to AUDIO menu
Archlinux package for HQPlayer embedded is now based on signalyst buster package
If you want a package with rocm libraries for AMD GPU acceleration, please contact support, but be aware that more than 2500MB of libraries must be installed
24/01/2021 Menu 258-259
Fix to HQPlayer installation
Now Main menu and option 17 PLAY FROM RAM load music to RAM in AUDIO menu display the loaded music albums
16/01/2021Menu 257 Fix to Shairport-sync installation
15/01/2021 Menu 256
1) Changed linux realtime kernel repository
2) NEW! Audiolinux repository with applications not available in Archlinux or too difficult or too long to compile
3) Last HQPlayer embedded version needs the installation of AMD rocm libraries and the total size will be more than 2500MB. The menu option will install version 4.20.1. If you want to install 4.20.2 you can do it on console with the command  yay -Sy hqplayer-embedded
This command will use the new Audiolinux repository, otherwise the installation would take many hours!
12/01/2021 Raspberry version 1.4.0 released (see release notes)
12/01/2021New Raspberry menu 111:
Updated list of audio applications with high priority if running (rtapp)
Fix to MPD configuration script. Now you should give the full path of your music directory
Message if the user start menu as root user (You should not do that...)
Improved remote mount script. Now it will display the content of /etc/fstab and you can select the option "Umount it and delete the corresponding line in /etc/fstab" if you have made a mistake. Fix to NTFS mount
Added application install and remove in WEB Interface 2 at ipaddress:5001
01/01/2020 Menu 255 added Install/Update/Remove audio applications to Web Interface 2 at ipaddress:5001
30/12/2020 Menu 254 with little fix for local NTSF drive mount (not saved to /etc/fstab)
28/12/2020 Audiolinux versions 2.8.0 headless and 4.8.0 lxqt: 1) Full system update 2) Now default kernel is linux-rt-lts (Long Term Support). You can always install the last kernel in UPDATE menu. LTS realtime kernel is more stable and realtime patches have been tested a lot more. Recommended for Roon users. 3) Added lzo driver to initramfs image (ramroot needs it) 4) Menu 253
28/12/2020 Menu 253 with update to script-server (used for Web Interface 2) and new improved mount scripts
19/12/2020 Audiolinux Raspberry for Pi3 discontinued. Version for Pi4 is a lot better for at least 3 reasons:
1) Realtime kernel as in the standard Audiolinux and very similar menus
2) Possibility of loading all the system to RAM (ramroot)
3) Very much improved hardware. For example now USB is working correctly
07/12/2020 Fix to WEB Interface 2 (link to boot mode script wrong)
05/12/2020 Menu 250-251 with improved remote mount script. Now it will display the content of /etc/fstab and you can select the option "Umount it and delete the corresponding line in /etc/fstab" if you have made a mistake
03/12/2020 Menu 249 with message if the user start menu as root user (You should not do that...)
02/12/2020 Menu 248 with fix to menu update script. Please update as soon as possible with the old password. After you will update with the new password already sent to subscribers.
02/12/2020 Menu 247 with
1) Kernel update script now show also last LTS kernel version. LTS kernel set as default. Removed fallback option at boot and the corresponding fallback image, since Audiolinux is not using autodetect and the standard and fallback would be exactly the same
2) Added NETWORK enable/disable option in EXPERT menu. !!! Please be aware that if you disable it all Web Interfaces (including NoMachine in lxqt) will be disabled and you will be able to access Audiolinux only from keyboard/monitor. You could disable network if you are playing only local files23/11/2020 Menu 246 with a change in menu update script. Please update as soon as possible, since the new imminent password system will not work with previous one.
15/11/2020 Fix to MPD configuration script. Now you should give the full path of your music directory
13/11/2020 Menu 244 with new kernel update script. Now you can install Linux realtime kernel LTS (long time support). This kernel is recommended for Roon users, since there are some Roon bugs not resolved yet using 5.9.x
11/11/2020 Menu version 243 with improved PLAY from RAM script. With Web Interface 1 now you can load to RAM with file editor
31/10/2020 Audiolinux new versions lxqt 4.7.1 and hedless 2.7.1 with ramroot fix. You can fix this manually on previous version this way:
Edit with root file editor the file /etc/mkinitcpio.conf so that this line
MODULES=()
will be
MODULES=(lzo)
After go to console and type
sudo mkinitcpio -P
and reboot
27/10/2020 Audiolinux lxqt 4.7 is out!
27/10/2020 Audiolinux headless 2.7 is out!