[PD] Computing advice for Pd outreach project

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Thu Jul 16 15:55:24 CEST 2015

Hi Kerry,

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 
> application.
> What laptop? What Linux distribution? Any gotchas I need to worry 
> about (sound card issues, etc.)?
> Enquiring minds want to know...
> Cheers,
> Kerry
> www.kerrylhagan.net <http://www.kerrylhagan.net>
> www.spade.ul.ie
> www.dmarc.ie
> www.issta.ie
> _______________________________________________
> Pd-list at lists.iem.at mailing list
> UNSUBSCRIBE and account-management -> http://lists.puredata.info/listinfo/pd-list

Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Computer Music
ICAT Senior Fellow
Director -- DISIS, L2Ork
Virginia Tech
School of Performing Arts – 0141
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6139
ico at vt.edu

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/attachments/20150716/454b8008/attachment.html>

More information about the Pd-list mailing list