[linux-audio-user] Ardour and Linux

Florence Berbain fberbain at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 14 10:07:11 EST 2005

Hi all,

Many thanks to everybody for the useful thoughts and suggestions.

For hardware I've got a 1-year-old IBM laptop, nothing exotic, at least
everything I need works in Ubuntu. The video card is ATI, it needs
proprietary drivers for 3D acceleration, but I don't think I'll miss 3D
much for recording, so it's not really a problem.

I think I will set up a dual-boot system: I'll keep the Ubuntu system I
now have for work, and add a DeMuDi or Fedora system for recording
purposes. Does anybody have enough experience with the DeMuDi and Fedora
installers to know if this goes seamlessly, or should I expect some grub
fiddling/trips to recovery mode ? Well, never mind, I'll just have to try,
and I'll post if/when I'm stuck :-).

The Live CD is a good idea, I'll start by that. I stumbled on Agnula last
week, when the web site was awfully slow, which was quite frustrating, but
things seem to be better now.

Thanks again for the advice,

> On Friday 11 November 2005 12:54, Sampo Savolainen was like:
>> If you are a linux newbie and your primary goal is to get Linux audio
>> working smoothly, you should go for Fedore Core 3 + Planet CCRMA
>> (http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/)
> A/DeMuDi installs from a single CD in about an hour.
> http://demudi.agnula.org/wiki/InstallCdRom
> It's equally good for newbies, so long as your hardware is supported. It
> is
> known to be fiddly if your hardware requires closed-source drivers, so
> check,
> and downright ugly on older laptops. Best test is to download
> http://demudi.agnula.org/images/1.2.1/demudi-live_1.2.1_i386.iso
> and see if it works. If not Planet CCRMA is a good choice.
> I would also not recommend starting with Ubuntu.
> --
> cheers,
> tim hall
> http://glastonburymusic.org.uk/tim

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