[linux-audio-user] Setting up linux computer

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Sun Aug 22 14:42:43 EDT 2004


On Sunday 22 August 2004 01:42 pm, Thomas Pickett wrote:
> Hello,
>          I'm setting a computer up for music and have a couple questions.
>
> I am currently installing gentoo onto my computer and I am having
> difficulty because I don't have much time to install.  Should I just stick
> with gentoo and get the install done eventually or can you suggest a better
> linux dist. that is better?
>

IF you have limited time Gentoo isn't the best idea. You don't have to babysit 
it while it's building, but it's still not time efficient.

I switched from Gentoo to Debian unstable a while back. It's probably the
most cutting edge option. If you want to get up to speed really fast, install 
DeMuDi. It's debian based. Somewhat behind the curve... probably about where 
most commercial distros current release is, and it's a snap to go full on 
Debian if you choose to later.

> I am looking at buying a firewire device instead of a pci card for my
> soundcard.  How well does linux support firewire devices?  I'm looking at
> buying the MOTU 828mkII if that helps at all.
>
> Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated. Thanks,
>
> Thomas
>
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