[PD] another day's raspberry pi experiences

Miller Puckette msp at ucsd.edu
Sun Sep 16 04:30:00 CEST 2012

Hmm... I don't believe I have jack anywhere on my Pi and Pd's running
fine.  Not sure what happened to make you need jack.  My guess is that it
would be better to run without it unless you need something special (like
inter-machine audio transfer)


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 03:11:34AM +0200, geoffroy wrote:
> Thanks,
> It's working great now - but now I seems to have problem with Jack,
> seems like I need to compile it to run it headless - anyone else ran
> into that problem ?
> I hope the raspberry pi can run jack and pd!!
> On 09/16/2012 01:46 AM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> >Sorry all.. the README is out of date - from git, it's necessary to
> >make a "configure" file by typing "autoconf".  Then "./configure" and
> >"make".
> >
> >Miller
> >
> >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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