[PD] Computing advice for Pd outreach project
Ivica Ico Bukvic
ico at vt.edu
Thu Jul 16 15:55:24 CEST 2015
Hope all is well. FWIW, in L2Ork we use HP dm1z 4xxx series. I would
advise using a version with integrated Intel HD graphics card, as fglrx
driver is not as stable as I would like it to be (it's ok but not
perfect). Main concerns are:
1) sometimes wireless fails to connect (if you are looking to use
lowlatency kernel, I would recommend using open source driver to avoid
xruns caused by the proprietary one but that also means it can be
sometimes finicky), and
2) *if* you opt for cheaper AMD APU, suspend sometimes does not resume
with the proprietary flgrx driver (this is why I don't recommend Intel
version over AMD).
These run typically around $3-400 per laptop.
On 7/16/2015 2:42 AM, Kerry Hagan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I run Pd Vanilla on a MacBook Pro, so I am at a loss here...
> I'm looking for the lowest-range laptop running a flavour of Linux to
> install Pd Vanilla needed for a specific use described below. As I've
> never purchased this, I'm looking for hive-mind experience.
> I don't need heavy hitting power, because it will be for outreach
> groups (kids from disadvantaged areas). We won't get into extremely
> intensive patching. I'm happy with built-in stereo out. The more
> laptops I can afford on a €12,000 grant (minus speakers, projectors
> and screens for the actual art installation) the better. At this
> stage, I just need to get quotes for the Irish Arts Council funding
> What laptop? What Linux distribution? Any gotchas I need to worry
> about (sound card issues, etc.)?
> Enquiring minds want to know...
> www.kerrylhagan.net <http://www.kerrylhagan.net>
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Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
ICAT Senior Fellow
Director -- DISIS, L2Ork
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ico at vt.edu
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