[linux-audio-user] Newbie questions for live gigging

LinuxMedia linuxmedia4 at netscape.net
Sat Apr 24 15:42:45 EDT 2004


> I think a list of distros that aim for multimedia would looks something like 
> this:
> - Mandrake (especially with Thac's rpms, rpm.nyvalls.se, very fresh)
> - Suse (a lot of stuff is included in the main distro, including lowlatency 
> patched kernels)

I probly sound like some kind of "spokesman" for Suse, but I'm just a 
user. I just wanted to say that Suse also allows for easy installing and 
setting up of audio *and* non-audio stuff so you can get up and running 
fairly quickly and painlessly. In other words, you don't have to be a 
linux guru to install and use a suse distrob. Although, somewere along 
the line, one needs to know a fair amount about linux and linux/audio to 
really be affective.

BTW... Suse is the only distrob I've used. So the above statement is not 
  a comparison to other distrobs.

Also, be aware that even though Suse comes with a lot of audio software, 
they are usually outdated. But Suse also has most of what you need to be 
able to download newer versions of (most) software and build/install 
them sucessfully.

> - Redhat/Fedora + CCRMA (Looks good and diverse, CCRMA is where all the good 
> stuff is)
> - Agnula (should be a big name, multimedia is what confirms their existence, I 
> know too little though)
> - Dynebolic ( live-cd based, don't know much about it)
> 
> /Robert




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