derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Sat Mar 12 20:22:41 CET 2005

Hi Beau,

I think that Frank's point was that you would be running PD without the 
graphical environment anyway, so problems configuring the display would 
be pretty irrelevant. You'd probably want to program your patches on a 
machine where you could see what you are doing, however ;-)

I've run Planet CCRMA on older computers like the one you have, and I 
would say that the default graphical environments (either KDE or Gnome) 
are both way too heavy to get anything done in terms of audio on 120mhz. 
I would install something bare-bones like Debian or Gentoo, skip the 
window manager or run something very light like blackbox, fluxbox or 
xfe and/or run your patches in a non-graphical environment (which is 
what you'd be doing if you ran PD in DOS, if that were possible).


beau25 at access4less.net wrote:
> Hi Frank,
>>I've never heard of a Pd for DOS, but why not install
>>Linux on that machine and run Pd in the terminal without
> I have tryed to install mandrake (I think 9, about a year
> ago) on it, but could not figure out how to get the laptop
> screen driver installed, so I went back to windows.
>>X. This should work just fine, so to say. For Linux you
>>normally need at least a 386 CPU.
> I could try again with planet ccrma, which version should I
> use 8 or 9? It is only a 120mhz pentium1, do you think that
> would meet the minimum system requirements?
> -thanks 
> Beau
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