[PD] Re: PD-list digest, Vol 1 #1813 - 7 msgs

Chris McCormick chris at mccormick.cx
Sun Mar 13 13:11:51 CET 2005

> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 20:47:04 +0100
> From: Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Subject: Re: [PD] PD 4  DOS
> Hallo,
> beau25 at access4less.net hat gesagt: // beau25 at access4less.net wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> problem is fixable and I guess you will have much more fun with old
> hardware by using Linux on it than by using DOS or Windows. 

This is somewhat anecdotal and I have no numbers to back it up, but way
back when my live rig used to consist of a pentium running home brew
looping software (before i found out about pd) I found that under linux
I could only get it to perform as well as the same software on the dos
box if i switched off every uneccesary process and ran in single user
mode. I guess this is self evident, but something that might be useful for
those wanting to run pd on old hardware. Running as root with the then
'low latency' patches was a help too. Not sure what the kernel scene is
like now though.

Best regards,


chris at mccormick.cx

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