[PD] another day's raspberry pi experiences

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sun Sep 16 01:46:59 CEST 2012

Sorry all.. the README is out of date - from git, it's necessary to
make a "configure" file by typing "autoconf".  Then "./configure" and


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 01:38:23AM +0200, geoffroy wrote:
> HI there,
> I am trying to follow how to compile pd on the raspberry pi and I am
> stuck at the ./configure in the src folder.
> The git downloaded all the files and everything seems fine up to
> that point but there is no configure file in the src folder, so I
> get a no such file or folder when I do the ./configure.
> I try the ./autogen.sh but that also failed.
> Any pointers would be appreciated!!
> thanks
> On 09/09/2012 06:45 AM, pd-list-request at iem.at wrote:
> >Message: 5
> >Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 20:13:41 -0700
> >From: Miller Puckette<msp at ucsd.edu>
> >Subject: [PD] another day's raspberry pi experiences
> >To:pd-list at iem.at
> >Message-ID:<20120909031341.GJ1555 at stripe.ucsd.edu>
> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> >
> >Hi again-
> >
> >Having fooled with the Pi a few more hours I think I now have a better idea
> >how the thing behaves.
> >
> >The main difficulty I've had is that having a USB keyboard and/or mouse
> >connected to the Pi seems to conflict with USB audio devices.  The main
> >symptom is that Pd's GUI freezes.  This seems to happen whether the GUI is
> >running on the Pi's own X server or over an ssh connection.
> >
> >The best mileage I can get is to ssh over from another machine, so that the
> >only USB devices on the pi itself are the audio device and the network adapter
> >(which is implemented as a USB 2.0 device.)  I'm suspicious that the addition
> >of a keyboard forces USB down to 1.1, but things break even if I plug in a
> >keyboard via a USB 2.0 hub.  (It's an old hub though, maybe a newer one
> >would work better?)
> >
> >I was then able to get audio output going with only occasional glitches (3
> >or 4 per minute I think.)  I was never able to get input and output both
> >working at once without manifold glitches.
> >
> >I'm using Pd 0.44 (test version) for this, which I've just fixed up to not
> >require the tcl and tk h files to compile Pd (why I didn't clean that out
> >earlier I have no idea:)   It's still necessary to run:
> >
> >apt-get install libasound2-dev
> >
> >before Pd wil be able to use the ALSA audio.  Then grab Pd from git:
> >
> >git clone git://pure-data.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/pure-data/pure-data
> >
> >(Maybe you'll have to apt-get install git first), then cd to pd/src,
> >./configure and make.  Takes about 17 minutes to compile.
> >
> >And by the way, don't use OSS audio - it's not running by default but if
> >youturn it on and try it out; it instantly crashes the Pi.
> >
> >WHAT I DON"T KNOW YET: I don't have an HDMI monitor and so can't test the
> >"HDMI audio".  I imagine it might be more robust than using  USB audio device
> >(and, by the way, in 0.44 you can sort of get away with using separaate devices
> >for input and output, although there's no correction for clock drift).
> >
> >cheers
> >Miller
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