[PD] starting under linux

Kjetil S. Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Sun Sep 15 10:21:17 CEST 2002

On Sun, 15 Sep 2002, marius schebella wrote:

> hi everybody,
> sorry for such a newbie question, but large parts of linux are still a mystery
> to me me...

Linux is a different way to think than windows and mac. You should really
do everything in the console. It is faster and more powerfull.

> i'd like to start pd either with one single mouse-klick or just with a
> keyboard-shortcut. i find it annoying to open the konsole-window and then
> type some stuff...

The "trick" is to allways have a console-window open.

> i know i can adjust the .pdrc - file but i like to have
> different setups for different patches and therefore wrote different
> shell-scripts. but with clicking on the scripts, i cannot manage to see the
> konsole-window (only pd).
> is there a command to get this done? or - getting personally - how do you
> start pd?

You can use "xterm" with the "-e" option. Like this:
"xterm -e pd -alsa", which first starts an xterm console which again
runs pd with alsa.


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