[LAU] Rosegarden which Distro?

John Whitmore arigead at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 18:00:57 CET 2019

Hello all,

First post so obviously a newbie question. And this, I know, is a question
without answer, as it's a bit subjective. So what is the most convinient
distro to get started on.

I've previosuly been using an Ubuntu distro which worked up to a point, that
point being 'rosegarden'. I really wanted to play with rosegarden so I could
enter musical notation and list to the results. That was a step too far for
me. I could get qsynth installed and get it making a noise by connecting the
qjack keyboard to it in qjackctl, but rosegarden would never play a note. Just
could not get it connected up and happy. QJackCtl is fairly straight forward
if you have things to interconnect. If there's nothing to connect to when you
start up rosegarden you're kinda not going anywhere.

So that was Ubuntu, but this laptop, which I've just returned to is running
OpenSUSE Leap 15.1, which don't have, or doesn't appear to have, a low latency
kernel option. That might mean a return to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, or other. In
most cases Ubuntu would be the easy way to start but I've already been down
that road and rosegarden just never showed up in QJackCtl.

I should say that the specific multi media distros seem to have fallen a bit
behind so they don't look like an option. So perhaps later in the week
Tumbleweed with GNOME and try to get a note, just a single note.

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