[linux-audio-user] Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?

Joseph Dell'Orfano fullgo at dellorfano.net
Mon Jul 5 13:17:11 EDT 2004

Let me put in a vote for fedora core 1 and CCRMA. The planet gives you a
step-by-step installation guide that worked for me on the first try, no
hassles, no problems. It shows you how to set up ALSA and low latency.
All in all, the entire installation (once fedora was up and running)
took 30 - 45 minutes. It is a really nice setup for linux audio (and
video) work. 

Please note that this is a completely biased recommendation as I have
only ever used the Planet. :-)

-Joe Dell'Orfano

On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 12:49, Them wrote:
> Jan Depner wrote:
> > When you use the planet all of these things are included.  The kernel is
> > patched, ALSA is there, all of the apps just download and work.  You
> > *do* need to make sure you get the kernel source but it's there as
> > well.  As I said before, the only apps that I build from scratch are
> > JACK, Ardour, and JAMin.  The only reason I build JAMin from scratch is
> > because I work on the code.  Otherwise, I'd just download it from the
> > planet as well.  Having built everything from scratch before I can tell
> > you that the planet not only is easier but that it does things the right
> > way.
> I'm using the stock unstable version of Debian.  It also have everything 
> you need (I don't think it has the patched kernel, but it does have the 
> source and the low-latency patches as separate packages).  I typically 
> build most things from CVS also, just to stay on the bleeding edge of 
> things -- JACK, Ardour, JAMin and Rosegarden, primarily.

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