I receive the following system notification whenever I launch the DAW ‘Reaper’ and insert a VST in a track:
- Low memory locking limit detected: The current memlock limit is set to 1048576 bytes. This means that you have not yet set up realtime privileges for your user (which I have), and some plugins may cause your DAW to crash until you fix this. Check the readme for instructions on how to do that.
These are my /etc/security/limits.conf contents:
#* soft core 0
#* hard rss 10000
#@student hard nproc 20
#@faculty soft nproc 20
#@faculty hard nproc 50
#ftp hard nproc 0
#@student - maxlogins 4
@audio - rtprio 95
@audio - memlock unlimited
@audio - nice -10
@realtime hard rtprio 20
@realtime soft rtprio 10
End of file
I know it’s kind of a mess, but this is due to the confusion reading on several forums and websites has brought me. I have tried many things, amongst which, there have been several memory limits changes.
I have also read that my user must belong to the audio group. And it does:
[alberto@alberto-macpro51 security]$ groups
network power users storage lp input audio wheel alberto
There is one more thing that comes into my mind: If I’m not mistaken, there is a ‘realtime’ group as well. May the problem be that I do not belong to that group?
By the way: I’m running Manjaro Gnome=(41.3) (64 bit) on a Intel Xeon CPU with 8 cores at 2.80Ghz, 32GB of RAM. I’m using a M-Audio Fast Track MKII audio interface.
Thank you very much in advance.