[PD] PD + Gentoo

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Sun Nov 30 21:04:04 CET 2003

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, august wrote:
> > 2) Has anybody else compiled PD manually on Gentoo, only to find that it
> > doesn't start up with ALSA [although it runs with Jack fine?]. With the
> > HDSP, PD will open the GUI, but will not connect to the sound card.
> > Also, no files can be opened or started in this state. Something to do
> > with non-interleaved mode.

I have rewritten the alsa part in the CVS version once. I think thats the
version we used at the workshop in April. These changes didn't make it
into the newer pd versions.

In the current version the only possibility is using JACK.


> i have the same problem.  haven't look into it further just yet.
> > 3) [As a sidenote:] does anybody else find Gentoo's ALSA packages
> > incomplete? Mine are missing Alsaconf, hdspconf, hdsploader and probably
> > some other odds and ends.
> you have to do 'emerge alsa-tools' or 'emerge alsa-utils' to get the
> hdsploader and (new to me)  hdspmixer.  i forget which one.
> best -august.
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