[PD] PD network problem - pdextended

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Fri Dec 14 18:12:37 CET 2007

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

>On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Martin Peach wrote:
>>bigswift wrote:
>>>When using pd onsite without a network connection i cannot edit files 
>>>pd-extened RC5 on Ubuntu Gutsy. If a ethernet cable is connected i can 
>>>files, but if i am not wired in i cannot make new connections or edit a
>>>file. Is there a way to workaround this?
>>Put the files on the same machine your keyboard is connected to?
>I suggest that you disconnect your keyboard while you make suggestions like 
>this one ;)

Just eliminating the obvious, like "My computer doesn't work" "Did you plug 
it in?" "Er, never mind" ;)

>Seriously, isn't that a problem with the routing on network interface lo? I 
>had problems like that because a certain version of a DHCP program would 
>take the default as being "DHCP on all connections", but no-one runs a DHCP 
>server on lo, and everybody has lo, so it would erase the lo settings every 
>damn time, if you forget to specify a network interface as an argument.

I think pd wouldn't even start up if lo wasn't enabled (because there would 
be no route to the gui). Why would the presence of a connection to some 
other machine affect anything if no necessary resources are on that machine?


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