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Intro.. [Feb. 9th, 2004|01:04 am]
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linux_audio

[ward_54]
I'm really glad that this community was created, I learned of it from a post the knob geeks community.

I'm very new to linux personally.. so bear with me if I have dumb questions from time to time. I still haven't completely switched yet, but the more I learn the better for that. My question today is what flavor of Linux do you guys use? What audio distros do you play with? What would you recommend. I was using Redhat for a time and I switched to Mandrake for a few days and liked it as well. Now I've finished my new music box and want to know which one to go back too, or a new flavor to try. Your suggestions are appreciated.

For more about me, and to hear examples of my music head over to http://www.failedutopia.com and check out my journal.
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[User Picture]From: i_robot
2004-02-08 10:33 pm (UTC)
I'm a Slackware fan.
It's a bitch.

I'm thinking of switching distro on my main box to an easier one audio wise...
I've used most of them, I always go back to slack.
Use what you like. Give Fedora a try.

btw - your site is awesome...
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[User Picture]From: ward_54
2004-02-08 11:33 pm (UTC)

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glad you like the site... I enjoyed Mandrake quite a bit and got the Alsa Patches and everything going really easily...

here's some info on all of that..
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/sound9.2.html

the REHMUDI package that your fav Slackware thing is built on is also pretty nice, it just didn't like my old mobo and I doubt it'll like my new one :( Dehmudi is nice too.. I played with all of these, albeit however short of a time.. I liked Mandrake the most, except for the fact that the onboard ethernet didn't work at all, but I figured out how to fix that and when I get time I'll reinstall it and play some more (I had to reformat everything to reconfigure winbloze for my new machine)...... anyways.. I may play with zipslack to get a better understanding of it, from what I've heard you learn alot through the process of f'n with it.
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[User Picture]From: theswede
2004-02-09 07:34 am (UTC)
There are some audio specialized distros out there. I haven't tried them out myself, but there are some articles by long time sound gurus on Linux out there.

AGNULA, Planet CCRMA etc. are some to check out. Go to linux-sound.org and look in the Linux Distro tab, and you'll find a chunk of information. They're all based on different distros. Personally I'm a Slackhead with a "build myself" mentality, but that's certainly not for everyone.
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[User Picture]From: nukage
2004-04-08 07:20 am (UTC)
when I use linux I use gentoo. the only gentoo I have right now is GentooX on my xbox though.
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