[PlanetCCRMA] Newbie question re: ALSA

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Jul 23 15:29:01 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-23 at 05:41, Joe Hartley wrote:
> > Bill Bain wrote:
> > > Thanks for the reply.  Moving to Linux from WIndows
> > > hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be.
> > > 
> > > Well, I Googled "Centos and Alsa" and found a site
> > > that listed RPMs for Centos.
> Does the Planet even support a Centos distribution?

No, not yet. The "supported distros" are listed at the beginning of the
main page. It is a close relative of Fedora Core 3 but I think not all
packages will install or work. 

Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale (from IRCAM) started rebuilding some of the
packages for Centos 4 but I don't know where that subproject is right
now. I should integrate his changes and try rebuilding but this will
have to wait. 

-- Fernando

> I found the easiest way to get into audio on Linux is not to try to
> shoehorn the audio stuff into an existing setup, but to go with a
> distribution that's built for audio from the ground up, like, oh, say,
> Planet CCRMA.
> It's based on Fedora rather than Centos, but is already tweaked for
> your enjoyment.  It also has extensive docs on how to get it all
> going.
> Otherwise you spend all your time rebuilding kernels, hunting down
> dependencies, and basically struggling to fit a Ferrari engine in
> a BMW.