[PD] OT: raspberry pi

Julian Brooks jbeezez at gmail.com
Fri May 17 17:08:24 CEST 2013

Hey Patrick,

I guess the standard most up to date raspbian wheezy is the best place to

For me what's worked best is to find a super-minimal install and then build
requirements on top of that.

With the project I'm working on atm I couldn't get my pmpd patch to even
run with the standard install (there is quite a lot going on though).  Now
the patch runs fine with a whole heap of other stuff on top of that (2
sensors, 6 channel soundcard etc).  My htop reading fills me with joy-I
think there's about a dozen processes including 3 shells.

As it's a rev1 board I built a system on top of the hexxeh image (same guy
who's done the 'rpi-update' program for updating the firmware.  My
understanding though is that with rev2 boards don't do it.

The one that I've been keeping my eye on, and they've just released a brand
new version is Mobius
This is what I'll be testing out for my rev2 boards.

There's a whole host of conflicting info re RPi's out there, particularly
overclocking to squeeze every last morsel of goodness out of them.  Us
audio bods have specific needs -  like I want mine running flat out all the
time without blowing up and there's a big difference with that to someone
who very occasionally pushes their RPi and wants to tell everyone that
there way is the best.

My own take has been to only use smaller cards (4gb) from reputable sources
- very hit and miss though, very definitely YMMV

This has been useful for tweaks:

Indispensable resources for audio:

Don't do video so can't help on that front but my friend was just showing
me his rpi xbmc setup which was really good so must be well-doable.

And of course there's a ton of stuff on our lovely list.

Best of luck,


On 17 May 2013 09:04, Simon Wise <simonzwise at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 16/05/13 23:39, Max wrote:
>> hi patrick
>> Why don't you just use millers images with vanilla or the satellite-ccrma
>> with pd-ext, both linked here:
>> https://puredata.info/docs/**raspberry-pi<https://puredata.info/docs/raspberry-pi>
> Both images are very close to 8GB (though much of that is empty space) ...
> the CCRMA one did fit my SD cards but the pd-la one was slightly too big.
> The raspbian wheezy image will fit on a much smaller card, and will expand
> its partition to fill what you have, and is working nicely here. Clearly
> not all 8GB cards are quite the full 8GB.
> http://downloads.raspberrypi.**org/images/<http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/images/>
> If you try the standard debian armel it will probably work, but is
> compiled for a simpler CPU without hardware float (ARMv4 rather than v6),
> and will be slower.
>  m.
>> Am 16.05.2013 um 15:39 schrieb Patrick Pagano<bigswift at ufl.edu>:
>>  Hello
>>> i just received my first raspberry doo-hickey and i am wondering what
>>> distro people are using.
>>> I tried the wheezy last night and it seems okay, i installed pd-extended
>>> after a few tries
>>> I was unsuccessful with getting the CCRMA distro to load onto an 8GB chip
>>> i basically would like to have pd with pdp working, supercollider and i
>>> assume omxplayer
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