using gem+linux for gigs (was Re: Gem segfault)

Miller Puckette mpuckett at
Sun Apr 1 23:13:44 CEST 2001

Hmm, I think this might actually be a lot better than my suggestion.

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 12:41:35PM +0200, Timmy B wrote:
> HI Pix, Miller and others
> the way I have this running is to seperate the
> control to a laptop and the rendering to a linux box with a
> good graphics card. i use netsend/netreceive to send info from the
> laptop to
> a patch i have written on the box which opens the gem window
> at maximum size. i use pd -nogui on the box to get rid of the gui. i use
> twm as the window manager as it should be the simplest and fastest. i
> have
> added my own .twmrc to remove title bars and boundaries from
> the window, but i cannot get the positioning requests to be
> honoured, so i have to drag the top left corner of the gem window
> to the top left corner of the screen manually. suggestions
> welcome
> i chose netsend as the control mech because i believe it would
> be the simplest and fastest rather than using some remote
> control / X-window confusion.
> this is planned also to be very portable - for a workshop
> i need only take the video card and linux install CDs, all
> the extra code is on the laptop, so i can de-Bill a PC
> at the venue and make it do clever (well, half-clever)
> things [hopefully] quite quickly....
> haha
> tm

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