[PD] Pd-list Digest, Vol 67, Issue 116

david medine dmedine at ucsd.edu
Sun Oct 31 18:43:43 CET 2010

I think you have hit the nail on the head. It is likely that I was 
missing the 'alsa-oss' package. Pd seems to need that one. However, I 
can't really be sure because I have since scrapped Fedora altogether and 
installed Xubuntu (the super-stripped-down addition). Initially I got 
the same problem with my Pd install. I went back and and got all the 
alsa and now it works great.

All in all, I find Fedora a little bit too obscure (I am ashamed to 
admit)  for my level of expertise/patience. I went through hell getting 
my network settings configured correctly, which is a breeze in Ubuntu. 
However, Fedora is significantly faster on my machine, which is a 
serious incentive to learn how to deal with its many caveats. Also, 
Fedora is very strict about refusing to deal with proprietary software, 
which is definitely something to get behind.

Anyway, thank you very much, IOhannes. Perhaps when Fedora 14 comes out 
(very soon, I believe), and I have a little more free time I will try 
again. At that point I will probably post more about errors that I 
encounter when installing Pd.

> On 10/29/2010 01:33 AM, david medine wrote:
>> IOhannes,
>> Thanks for the input. What is strange is that the 'Media' tab in the
>> Menu doesn't list any soundcard atall (not like it did on my former
>> Ubuntu system). Also, I tried invoking Pd with the -alsa tag, but Pd
>> told me that there is no such tag :(
> this basically means, that you compiled pd without alsa support.
> now this is somewhat contradictory to:
>>>> checking for main in -ltk8.5... yes
>>>> .................... alsa= yes
> btw, here it goes on a little bit:
> <snip>
> checking for main in -ltk85... no
> checking for main in -ltk8.5... yes
> .................... alsa= yes
> checking for snd_pcm_info in -lasound... yes
> checking for shm_open in -lrt... yes
> </snip>
> it is of course crucial, that snd_pcm_info can be found in libasound.
> what does your configure tell you?
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> IOhannes
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