more reports from eastend

Guenter Geiger geiger at
Tue Jun 8 16:15:04 CEST 1999

17.hzV.tRL.478 writes:
 > hu.
 > just installed pd-0.25TEST7 (which in fact shows TEST8 when started
 > verbose .. ;) right now, on a redhaat 5.2, it refused to come up with
 > audio, because there was no /dev/dsp0, which it was looking for. a link
 > did it. and on all three machines i hab the same problem with the ggext
 > pkg. so, before any of the objects in ggext work, i have to call an object
 > 'ggext' itself, then it displays some init info 
 > pd: **
 > pd: loaded ggext version 0.5 (C) 1999 Guenter Geiger
 > pd: **
 > , then i all the other objects work.

 my externals are packed into a library now (just like GEM).
 You have to load them with the -lib switch, or do the thing with the
 ggext object. Actually, using the ggext object makes sense, because
 you have the dependency on the library directly written into the

 > -------------
 > another thing:
 > my laptop seems to have serious trouble with both receiving or
 > transmitting audio via streamin/out. sounds like everything's coming in
 > bursts or pulses , then there'S loads of collissions on the ethernet and 
 > it also disturbs the other streams.. maybe this is some sideeffect of
 > ((too) old) pcmcia drivers? i tried it with 2 different cards, both with
 > the same result.
 > so its fine from pc to pc, but with either from or to laptop it sounds the
 > same, .. anybody experienced this?

 :( hmm , don't know why .. sorry. Is this on a "real" ethernet or
 direct (no other hosts on the ethernet) ?

 > -------------
 > yet another thing:
 > did i already ask about pd outputting pcm data to standard out by
 > flipping a switch?

 Best thing would be a sfwrite. Then use it on a named pipe and read
 the pipe from any program you like.
 --> I put it on a TODO list for my xternals.

 > -------------
 > and a sub problem:
 > i wanted to test 'stream' from yet another pc now (old SuSe lnx) , but pd
 > didnt compile on it with:

 old libc5 problem. 
 remove the 
 "#ifdef" NT and it's corresponding "#endif" from the top of the file.


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