[PD] best linux system for using Pd just now

Pall Thayer palli at pallit.lhi.is
Tue Mar 22 21:26:57 CET 2005

On Ubuntu, run synaptic, open the repository settings and enable the 
"Universe" repositories and it'll offer you PD, low-latency kernel and a 
mess of other cool stuff.


julien.breval at tremplin-utc.net wrote:
> Hello
> I have been using Pd on Red Hat 9 / Planet CCRMA for over one year with great
> satisfaction. Some info, kernel = 2.4.11 low latency, sound card = hdsp
> multiface, pd version = 0.37.
> Recently, for some crash reason I had to make a complete new installation of
> linux. As I didn't have much time, I used a ubuntu-linux installation cd that
> someone gave me (hopefully) some days before.
> Now I have to use Pd again but I can't get it work on this new system.
> The first thing I need is to have the (hdsp) sound. I tried to install the
> latest stable alsa driver but the ./configure script says "unsupported soundcard
> hdsp", which of course doesn't look normal.
> Maybe the best solution for me is to install a low latency kernel that includes
> a correct alsa driver. Will the planet CCRMA kernel work with ubuntu-linux ? or
> should I install RH9 again instead ? Are there other kernels for this ? The
> thing is that I don't have a lot of time to spend on this. I can install another
>  kernel, possibly another linux distribution, like RH9 (I have the CDs) -- but
> definitely not build an audio-specific gentoo linux, for example.
> After I have a low latency alsa kernel, I can install the hdsploader program and
> everything should work.
> Last thing : I currently have pd-0.38 (original version) installed on this
> machine. When I type "pd -jack", I get a message telling me that this flag
> doesn't exist.
> So I tried to install pd-devel_0_38, but ./configures says that there is no Tcl
> header on my machine, though tcl/tk is clearly installed ...
> So if anyone has a quick solution for running Pd as soon as possible, it will be
> truly appreciated
> best regards,
> -j
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Pall Thayer


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