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12/10/2020 New Raspberry Pi4 version 1.3 Most of changes already introduced for Audiolinux now ported to Raspberry. Now menu version is 109

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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Audiolinux lxqt 1 year support with image            $ 59
Audiolinux headless 1 year support with image        $ 59
Audiolinux Raspberry 1 year support with image*      $ 59
Audiolinux lxqt unlimited time support               $ 119
Audiolinux headless unlimited time support $ 119 Audiolinux all versions unlimited time support** $ 219 Audiolinux USB stick/SD card with shipping $ 119 Audiolinux extra year of support $ 30
Audiolinux upgrade to version 2.x/4.x $ 30
Audiolinux additional image*** $ 30 Audiolinux 10 licenses (with discount) -> contact support

* Both images for Pi3 and Pi4
** You can download headless, lxqt, Raspberry Pi3/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
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 4.6.0

Release notes
Audiolinux headless version 2.6.0
Release notes
Audiolinux PinkFaun version 3.4.0 (not for sale, available with PinkFaun Streamers)
Audiolinux Raspberry Pi3 1.0.0
Release notes
Audiolinux Raspberry Pi4 1.3.0
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 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

* 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
--> 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.)


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

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


* 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
for starting it

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


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

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


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


* 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
--> you can check the ip address for audiolinux with
ip addr show

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


* In audiolinux lxqt you can control your system from your smartphone or tablet with unified remote. See

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


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
[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/ from






and reboot

DHCP=yes will allow both ipv4 and ipv6
See wiki at

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






--> 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:
For wpa-supplicant:


* 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)


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
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."


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.


* 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

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.


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

Installing new audiolinux realtime kernel.
Go to 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


For testing:

For checking realtime status:

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

Suggested realtime configurations:

1) Standard

2) Extreme

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


* 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/

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

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

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_261.img.gz to  audiolinux_460.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
2) Open a terminal window and type
and then enter the password (audiolinux0 for audiolinux installation)
3) Verify that the image file is not corrupted with
4) Find the hard disk address by typing
fdisk -l
on Ubuntu: sudo fdisk -l
5) If, for example, the HD is /dev/sda, copy the image with
gunzip -c
audiolinux_mini_261.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sda
on Ubuntu: gunzip -c audiolinux_mini_261.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sda
(this will delete the hd, it is not necessary to format it previously)
6) 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.

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

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.


*  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
Please be careful. If /etc/fstab has a wrong line, the sytem could not boot.

To find LABEL or uuid type
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
UUID=myuuid /media/linux1 ext4 nofail,noatime,rw 0 2

...For the full guide click here

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
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


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.:

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 


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)
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.



iFi Audio micro/nano iDSD
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
Matrix Audio
Aune X1S 32BIT/384 DSD DAC
Mutec MC3+ USBFurutech ADL Stratos

HDTA Serenade DSD
Denafrips Ares
Oppo UDP-205
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
Furutech ADL Stratosbr
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
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 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

12/10/2020 New Raspberry Pi4 version 1.3 Most of changes already introduced for Audiolinux now ported to Raspberry. Now menu version is 109
05/10/2020 Menu 240 with fix to option 14 "BOOT mode to Extreme, Extreme2 or Standard"
17/09/2020 Menu 239  Added network speed to STATUS menu (network status)
17/09/2020 Menu 238 with fix for  1 "REALTIME MANUAL ASSIGNMENT configuration" in EXPERT menu
14/09/2020 A new Audiolinux  vs Roon Rock review here:
09/09/2020 In menu 237 an improved network script with:
1 BRIDGE with DHCP automatic IP Address
2 BRIDGE with static IP Address
3 DHCP automatic IP Address (default)
4 STATIC IP Address
5 RESTORE previous configuration
6 ETHERNET speed limit
7 Exit"
New options 3 4 without bridge. Now you can also set network mask
28/08/2020 Menu 236: second fix to realtime clock script. In the last kernels max value is 4095. Fixed a problem in menu that could delay starting if network is down
27/08/2020 Menu 235: little fix to Realtime clock script in Expert menu
26/08/2020 Uploaded Audiolinux headless image 2.6.1 since previous file was corrupted
25/08/2020 New Audiolinux versions headless 2.6.0 and lxqt 4.60 (see release notes)
24/08/2020 Menu 234: since the package spotifyd-bin is no more available, it has been replaced by spotifyd-slim
Now after installing this package and logitechmediaserver-git all packages needed only for compilation are removed, to save disk space
16/08/2020 Menus 232-233: main menu will try only 2 times to download new version number to avoid too long waiting time if Internet connection is down or slow. Menu update script will download menu file only if necessary.
14/08/2020 Menu 231 with fix to update script. If you cannot update, please edit as root the file /opt/scripts/update/ so that read pass is in a new line and update from Web Interface2 at ipaddress:5001 If you have already tried to update, delete first some files this way: sudo rm -f /tmp/menu_version
sudo rm -f /tmp/almenu.tar.gz
14/08/2020 Menu 230 with simplified Realtime Priority summary on SHOW configuration and some other minor fixes
10/08/2020 Audiolinux menu 229 with

1) BOOT option in system menu 14 "BOOT mode to Extreme, Extreme2 or Standard" completely changed using c-state script. Now CPU "sleep" states can be changed "on the fly". With this and other options Audiolinux will not depend on kernel line (and bootloader) since all configurations are made during boot. It will be also more easily portable to other architectures.
2) ISOLATE CORES option 16 "ISOLATED CPU CORES configuration" completely changed. Now you can isolate and... de-isolate CPU cores without changing kernel line and reboot. The effects are immediate!
3) 10 "ISOLATED CORES Assign core to application" in expert menu also changed with the new isolated cores configuration. Applications can use different cores and configured without restarting. An application is checking the isolation status periodically and will make the necessary changes.
4) Improved 0 "SHOW configuration" in main menu now show also which applications are running in which core.
5) Added buffer option to 9 "SQUEEZELITE select DAC and buffer" in audio menu
6) Now in Web Interface at ipaddres:5001 the various menus are in different folders. A lot more easy to use!
8) Many other little changes and fixes and a general cleaning of scripts removing duplicates.
27/07/2020 Updated hqplayer-embedded and Roonbridge with support to aarch64 architecture. Updated hqplayer-network-audio-daemon (naa) with support to aarch64 and armv7h
24/07/2020 Audiolinux menu 228 with little correction to system status script
23/07/2020 Raspberry menu 107 with the new options as in the last Audiolinux menu 227
23/07/2020 Audiolinux menu 227 Profile scripts updated to the new options introduced with menu 226
23/07/2020 Audiolinux menu 226 with the new option 6 "REALTIME MANUAL ASSIGNMENT configuration" in EXPERT menu. This is a great news, since now you can set priority for IRQ, APPLICATION and NETWORK and see a summary with 6 "Show configuration" in main menu.
Please be sure that you are using one of the latest kernel. This script is available only on Audiolinux and is using proprietary code.
06/07/2020 Audiolinux lxqt 4.5.0 with full system update, last kernel linux-rt- and menu 225
04/07/2020 Raspberry menu 105-106 1) Fix: in some cases audio services not disabled if isolated cores enabled 2) Profile copied to Auto when one of the standard profiles selected 3) CPU load now show instantaneous load not the average from boot 4) Main menu show also last menu available Audiolinux menu (you should install wget with yay -Sy wget)5) Enable/disable Samba server in EXPERT menu now also start/stop samba
04/07/2020 Audiolinux headless 2.5.0 with full system update, last kernel linux-rt-
and menu 223. Soon Audiolinux lxqt version 4.5.0
04/07/2020 Audiolinux menu 224 with updated kernel installation script. Now kernel linux-rt-bfq has been renamed to linux-rt-bfq-dev. Uploaded last BFQ kernel linux-rt-bfq-dev-5.6.17.rt10-1
03/07/2020 Audiolinux menu 223 with: 1) Fix: in some cases audio services not disabled if isolated cores enabled 2) Profile copied to Auto when one of the standard profiles selected 3) CPU load now show instantaneous load not the average from boot 4) Main menu show also last menu available Audiolinux menu 5) Enable/disable Samba server in EXPERT menu now also start/stop samba
30/06/2020 Raspberry menu 104 with:
1) New kernel update script. Now you can install new realtime kernel 5.4.45 or stable kernel 4.19.71
I think we are the first to compile 5.4.45 realtime kernel for Raspberry!
2) New option in EXPERT menu for disabling HDMI
3) Fixes to Web Interface 2 scripts
4) New "IRQ monitor" in status menu
29/06/2020 Raspberry menu version 103 with the new Web Interface at ipaddress:5001 If you have Audiolinux < 1.2, you should reboot and enable the new service with the option 6 "WEB INTERFACE 2 enable/disable" in EXPERT menu
Raspberry28/06/2020 Raspberry version 1.2 with the new Web Interface at ipaddress:5001 and full system update is now available!
6/06/2020 menu 222 with some more fixes to ravenna driver and daemon installation
06/06/2020 Kernel RT BFQ updated to version 5.6.14.rt7 Default RT kernel is now 5.6.14.rt7
06/06/2020 menu 221 with some fixes to ravenna driver and daemon installation
04/06/2020 menu 219-220 with some fixes to ravenna driver and daemon installation
04/06/2020 menu 218 with full support of Merging Ravenna driver also on 5.x kernels with the new aes67-linux-daemon. Web Interface 2 at ipaddress:5001 now improved and fully working
30/04/2020 New Audiolinux LXQT 4.4.0 with kernel 5.6.4-rt3, menu 217 and full system update
29/04/2020 Audiolinux version 2.4.1 with full system update (not complete in 2.4.0 because archlinux server was not in sync)
28/04/2020 New Audiolinux hedless 2.4.0 with kernel 5.6.4-rt3, menu 217 and full system update
28/04/2020 Menu 217 with important fix to local mount and WiFi scripts
20/02/2020 New Audiolinux Raspberry pi4 1.1.0 fully updated and with many fixes to menu
18/02/2020 New Audiolinux headless 2.3.0 and lxqt version 4.3.0 fully updated and with the new alternative menu already installed
17/02/2020 Updated RT BFQ kernel to version 5.4.19.rt11 Also kernel RT 5.4.19-rt11 now available. We have received some reports about Roon not scanning the full library with 5.x kernel. In this case please install 4.19.x from INSTALL menu option, waitng a fix from Roon developers.
17/02/2020 Menu 215 with little fix in the new menu system update script
17/02/2020 With Audiolinux menu 214 new Web Interface at ipaddress://5001 touch 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.
10/01/2020 Audiolinux headless updated to version 2.2.0 with menu 213 and kernel linux-rt 5.4.5-rt3
09/01/2020 Audiolinux lxqt updated to version 4.2.0  with almost 400 packages updated, menu 213 and kernel linux-rt
28/12/2019 Menu 213 added the variable RTCLOCK to profiles
7/12/2019 Menu 212 with the new option REALTIME clock in EXPERT menu
07/12/2019 Menu 211 with 1) Fix to MPD configuration for buffer and play from memory 2) Fix to COPY/BACKUP installation: /etc/hosts was not updated to new hostname 3)  Fix to system status error when acpi enabled 4) Clean option will clean now also the temporary yay files 5) Various little fixes
29/11/2019 If you have problems in saving your hqplayer-embedded configuration, please delete as root the file /etc/hqplayer/hqplayerd.xml
/26/11/2019 New Audiolinux Raspberry Pi 4 is out. With realtime kernel and ramroot and all the options of standard Audiolinux 2.x!
26/11/2019 Menu Raspberry pi3 110 improved. Now similar to menu of the upcoming pi4 version. Password not set yet, press OK with empty password box
ù25/11/2019 Menu 210 with 1) RAMROOT disable now possible when in ram mode even if not recommended 2) Fix to option "SAMBA SERVER add share" that was always adding the share to /home/audiolinux
21/11/2019 Audiolinux menu 209 bug fix (audio applications not always disabled enabling/disabling isolated cores)
21/11/2019 New Audiolinux Raspberry 1.0 with the new options already introduced in Audiolinux 2.x and many updates. See release notes
16/11/2109 Audiolinux versions 2.1.1 and 4.1.1 with hotfix. If you have previous versions, you can update to menu 208
15/11/2019 Menu 208 hotfix to manual realtime assignment in profile script that was causing a system hang
12/11/2019 Menu 207 with a little fix to clone script.
12/11/2019 Version lxqt 4.1.0 is out! 1) Full system update
2) New AUR package manager yay
3) Menu updated to version 206 with option to set MPD music directory, "RAMROOT configuration" in System menu, UPDATE menu completely re-designed. Now you can install/reinstall/remove all audio applications.
12/11/2019 Version 2.1.0 is out!
1) Full system update
2) New AUR package manager yay
3) Removed all audio applications installed. Now you can install only what you need, reducing the size of the image
4) Menu updated to version 206 with option to set MPD music directory, "RAMROOT configuration" in System menu, UPDATE menu completely re-designed. Now you can install/reinstall/remove all audio applications.
12/11/2019 Menu 206 with UPDATE section completely re-designed. Now you can install/reinstall/remove all audio applications. AUR helper changed from pamac to yay. Audiolinux headless version 2.1 will not have any audio application installed. Now you can install only what you need, reducing the size of the image. Audiolinux LXQt instead will have all the audio applications installed. Eventually you can remove what you don't need in the Update menu.
06/11/2019 Menu 205 with the new option "RAMROOT configuration" in System menu. Fixed the option RAMROOT status
03/11/2019 Menu 204 Added option to set MPD music directory
03/11/2019 Menu 203 fix for MPD configuration file in headless
01/11/2019 Menu 202 with little fix to clone script (necessary only if you have enabled ramroot 2 at least one time before cloning)
01/11/2019 Audiolinux 2.0.0 hot fix. If you have already installed it, please update to menu 201 or download another time the image
01/11/2019 Audiolinux headless 2.0.0 and lxqt 4.0.0 are out! You can read the release notes on the first column where you can find some more information about the new PROFILES MENU
14/10/2019 IMPORTANT notice about update:
The updating in Audiolinux is done with
1) Audiolinux menu
2) Kernel. This is compiled by audiolinux with some changes if necessary (Note: A full system update could be necessary)
3) System update, not controlled by Audiolinux. This is normal Archlinux update.
A normal user does not need to make a system update. Audiolinux menu update is enough
Audiolinux will release a new version every 2 months with full package update, if the user want to reinstall an updated OS.

Taking into consideration what is reported above, the last system update from version 1.5.0 is problematic for normal users. ...And also kernel update will not work correctly without a system update.

This is a normal occurrence in linux "rolling release" like Audionlinux/Archlinux, it is not relative to a bug in Audiolinux scripts.

Linux expert users could fix this, other should wait Audiolinux version 2.0 coming the 1st November

11/10/2019 New menu 126 needs a manual intervention, see
03/10/2019 New kernel RT BFQ 5.2.17 with rt9 realtime patch is out now
02/10/2019 Audiolinux 2.0 is coming 1st November with an increased price (not too much...) Until 30 October there is a SPECIAL OFFER: 1) You will have the possibility of buying at the old price of 49 $ for the first subscription 2) All users with a subscription will have to pay 25 $ for downloading Audiolinux 2.0, but before 30 October this payment will add a year to the subscription. For example if you have already bought it (or added extra year) in March your new subscription will stop in March 2021! 3) It is also possible to change from yearly to unlimited time support paying the difference of only 50 $ -> Note that all passwords will be reset from 1st November to a different system and next menu updates will be also password protected. If in doubt contact support!
02/10/2019 New menu version 125 with 1) Switch from yaourt to a special version of pamac for install/update, since yaourt is not developed any more 2) Some fixes to kernel installation script 3) From next big menu update (see news about Audiolinux 2.0) the menu update will be password-protected
14/09/2019 New update version 0.7 for Audiolinux Raspberry Pi3
04/09/2019 To avoid problems upgrading from kernel 4.19.x to 5.2.x, I suggest, when updating the kernel, to go to Audiolinux update menu and 1) System update (before was update all other packages) 2) Roon update (this is because roon is distributing the linux package without build number) 3) Update kernel 4) Select Clean on the main menu 5) Reboot
27/08/2019 New default realtime kernel 5.2.9.rt3 BFQ is out
14/08/2019 New Audiolinux headless 1.5.0 and lxqt 3.6.0 with new kernel realtime 5.2 menu 124 and more than 130 packages updated
13/08/2019 Menu update 124 with new options in expert menu: 9 "ENABLE/DISABLE realtime manual assignment" 10 "Change ucode to AMD/Intel".  WiFi script hotfix now will remove previous attempts configuration (wpa_supplicant). Roon database transfer script will move the full directory /var/roon not only the database
29/07/2019 New kernel versions 5.2 rt1 for both BFQ (default) and standard real-time kernels
07/07/2019 Audiolinux 3.5.0 is out!
13/06/2019 New menu 123 with: 1) Option 2 "ENABLE/DISABLE Hyper-Threading" ​​​​​​​ in Expert menu 2) Improved status in main and status menu 3) Completely rewritten option  21 "SET CPU governor to max, performance or custom (turbo on/off)" Now you can select intel_psate or acpi as scaling governor. AMD Ryzen users should use acpi
10/06/2019 Menu 122 with some fixes on C-state script
10/06/2019 Menu 121 with fix for kernel update and some status reports
08/06/2019 Menu 120 with fix for minimize script. Please change /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
05/06/201905/06/2019 Audiolinux headless version 1.4.0 with menu 119 and full system update. See release notes on the first column.
05/06/2019 Menu 119 is out! Some more system configuration status in the first screen. Now user files are stored in the folder /opt/configuration This way your expert menu configuration will not be lost after a menu update. Added the option to enable/disable web interface
15//05/2019 Menu 118: 1) Default  boot mode will disable Hyper-Threading 2) New option "SET CPU C-states" in expert menu. The script will set CPU sleep states with a systemd service instead of kernel line option. This is an alternative method to the option "SET boot to Extreme, Extreme2 or Standard" in configuration menu which eventually allows to set different sleep states for isolated cores. This way you can set to Extreme only selected cores and leave the other in standard mode. This method will disable the other one.
09/05/2019 In Menu 117, as suggested by... Linus Torvalds, the extreme2 option will disable Hyper-Threading
04/05/2019 Menu 116: added status (kernel, Boot mode, Isolated cores, Priority) to the main menu
03/05/2019 Menu 115 with WiFi script fix
02/05/2019 Audiolinux headless 1.3.0 and LXQt 3.4.0 with full system update and menu updated to version 114
01/05/2019 New menu version 114 *** Version 114 update warning: Please go to Configuration Menu --> 20 SET boot to Extreme, Extreme2 or Standard and set your boot option, since this action will reconfigure some default settings. From now on if you select standard, extreme boot or isolated cores you must always boot with the option audiolinux (the other will not work). The scripts will change the parameters of this boot option accordingly. Now the system is compatible with both kernels RT 5.x and RT-BFQ 4.19.x