[PD] R: Searching for a new OS
noise.now at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 15:46:53 CEST 2009
On Jul 18, 2009, at 5:47 PM, Jaime Oliver wrote:
I use pd/gem in fedora without any problems whatsoever. Right now I
just installed fedora 11 and it works perfect.
no problems in fedora? - you are lucky. Of course it would require
more details as to how you achieved the 'no problem' state. From what
I find on the various newsgroups that only those guys who have a
serious proficiency in Linux reach that state. By proficiency I mean
the capability to make oneself installers form source files, know 'by
heart' all the different abbreviations used in terminal mode...
The problems that made me put down Fedora was
- no sound except PA playing back various types of system audio in
mono through the inbuilt hardware (vlc, mp3 and all that stuff)
- qcackctl crashes always
- installing pd doesn't create an executable file that I would find
- F10 recognizes my interface and thanks to the tremendous help of
the driver maintainer (Florian Faber) I am sure that it works however
there is no way that I found to use it under any application.
In sum, I still look at my F10 partition at times but I'm waiting for
the upgrades of other Linux installations which focus on sound /
media that I just became aware of :
- 64studio : jack works out of the box, but other stuff is bad
(monitor for example) - from a live CD boot
- AVLinux which is also about to upgrade - from the live CD at least
Jack and other audio stuff was working out of the box.
Fedora? I'm not so sure anymore but these 2 distros look promising.
There is a good list here:
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