Re: Linux box for music teaching?


Subject: Re: Linux box for music teaching?
From: Matthew Shanley (mshanley@alum.rpi.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 15 2004 - 16:15:56 EDT


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The Linux Audio Users mailing list is a must, and the closely related
Linux Audio Devolpers list is also good if you want to get that side of
things. Both can be found at:

http://www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/index.php3

J. Simon van der Walt wrote:
| We've got a kind of 'spare' computer at the college where I teach, and
we're
| quite interested in the idea of turning it into a Linux box running
various
| bits of open-source 'ware. It's a brand-new IMB pizza-box style
ThinkCentre
| S Series, not sure of the spec, but I think it's a P4, 512Mb, 40Gb. I've
| ordered a M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 card for it. Couple of questions;
|
| * Can I run that card under Linux or did I oops?
| * What is a good distro to go for? The Linux guy at our college seems to
| favour SUSE - ok for music? Off the top of my head, main stuff we
might try
| running would be blue, pd, Audacity, Cecilia, Rosegarden, and whatever
that
| scoring package is, can't remember the name... open to other
suggestions...
| * What about Agnula?
| * How big a disk to we need to install Linux? And dual boot XP? We
won't be
| recording to the internal disk, but across the network to a server...
| * ... and will that work under Linux? Win server, so do we talk to it via
| smb? In which case I guess that won't work, because smb from my mac to the
| same server is dead slow
| * I know this isn't really a LInux list; any lists or newsgroups I should
| also try?
|
| Thanks,
|
|

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Matthew Shanley
E-mail: mshanley@alum.rpi.edu

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