[PlanetCCRMA] PlanetCCRMA on the cheap: red hat 8 questions (long post)

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jul 9 09:01:02 2003

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 04:25:05 -0700, I. Read wrote:
> I'm wondering what people's experiences with ardour
> have been like on more capable machines. I can get it
> to work and I love it, but I have been having frequent
> unexpected crashes of various degrees. I really want
> to believe this is something I can fix by patching and
> upgrading the kernel and libraries/software on my
> system and not something with ardour itself. I'm
> really taken with this program! 

Ardour is still in beta, so there are bugs in it, I found some crash bugs
just the other day. I suggest you join the ardour-users list and report
anything repeatable there. The main author is on holiday for a bit, but
there are plenty of other people who can help.
> the main problem that I'm having right now, I that I
> would really like to use the non-CCRMA application
> Jacynth (
> HTTP://www.reduz.com.ar/cheesetronic/index.php?section=4
> ). I have been able to compile an application by the
> same author called Cheestracker after installed the
> gtkmm toolkit. After two days of trying everything I
> think of, Legasynth will not compile. I get the same
> error as this guy -
> http://www.music.columbia.edu/pipermail/linux-audio-user/2003-June/005032.html

Thats a bug, I suggest you contact the author directly, via email, or he's
often on irc at irc.freenode.net #lad. He doesn't read the mailing lists.

> another question: since I've installed the apt-enabled
> cds from the CCRMA website, can I use synaptic to
> apt-get .debs as well as rpms or will the differences
> between rh and debian be problematic? I guess that's
> what alien is for.

I dont recommend it. Stick with RPMs.
> more questions: I really killed my gnome desktop
> pretty bad. the taskbar kept on crashing when it
> started so I deleted all the .gnome* files in my home
> directory. kde works fine, but now the graphical login
> doesn't come up anymore which is also how I'd been
> shutting down. the command line shutdown doesn't seem
> installed, how do I do this? similarly unmount doesn't
> seem to be installed, how do I unmount from the
> terminal? 

Its umount :) Try /sbin/shutdown, it might not be in your path. As a last
ditch you can switch to a text terminal (ctrl+alt+f1) and use
ctrl+alt+del to reboot.

- Steve