[PD-dev] Linux distribution.

Miller Puckette mpuckett at man104-1.ucsd.edu
Wed Aug 27 05:15:37 CEST 2003

I've got a VIA C3 board (not sure about the model number) which was my
main machine for a while.  They're wonderful, not too fast, but very low power
and reliable.  Main thing I advise is to stay away from Gnome and KDE which
are real CPU soakers.  I use Fvwm which is wonderful, and twm is also great
but takes a bit more work to learn to use.  As long as your window manager
and related garbage isn't eating 90% of your CPU you can rock and roll all
day on a VIA CPU, and be a low polluter as well.


On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 07:56:27PM -0700, kevin ernste wrote:
> --- Julien Jassaud <sojastar at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > Hi to all,
> > 
> > I've been using pd on OS X but I now need to use it with Linux on a
> > Via 
> > Epia 5000 board. So I have two questions:
> > - has anyone ever used pd with such a motherboard?
> > - what is the best Linux distribution to use pd with?
> I can't help you on the motherboard, but I would highly recommend
> Redhat Linux with PlanetCCRMA packages (low-latency/preemptive kernel,
> etc), including PD and libs:
> http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/planetccrma.html
> A close second, IMHO, would be Mandrake, and I'm sure others would
> mention Debian, esecially Agnula (http://www.agnula.org/).
> Kevin
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