[PlanetCCRMA] fc5 or fc6, i386 or x86_64

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jan 4 09:50:01 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 00:15 +0000, Jeff Sandys wrote:
> Thanks everyone for the advise, I'll start with fc6_i386 because 
> it has Pure Data and CMUCL.  Just a few more novice questions,
> Should I disable SELinux security?  This is a single user laptop.

I don't think it is necessary to do that (AFAIK).

> Low latency kernel can be installed later without wrecking everything?

Yes, it can be installed when I make it available. It should not wreck
anything... it may not boot, but hopefully it will not do anything
bad :-)

> Does the NVidia kmod get in the way of CCRMA or low latency?  

I have not tried to build the kernel module on top of the low latency
kernel so I can't comment on that...

-- Fernando

> I had to use it on the Ubuntu computer I built for the in-laws to 
> get S-Video and FlightGear to work.  I won't be using FG on this 
> music laptop, it has a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 with 128meg shared.
> I hope to give a presentation of Planet-CCRMA at the NorthWest 
> LinuxFest, http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/
> -- Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-27 at 22:55 +0000, Jeff Sandys wrote:
> > I got a laptop to setup as a Linux Music computer.  It has a AMD
> > Turion64x2 processor.
> > 
> > Which Fedora Core should I install, fc5 or fc6, i386 or x86_64?  I
> > would like to install most of the PlanetCCRMA music applications with
> > the least problems.
> I'd dare say fc6 :-)
> But... not all apps are there yet (rebuilt, I mean). And no low latency
> kernel has been released in Planet CCRMA. The latest patches from Ingo
> are looking very very good so I'm getting closer to releasing one, but
> it is hard to say when. 
> As to i386 vs. x86_64 I'd go with i386 (BTW it is the only version
> available on fc5 and earlier releases of Planet CCRMA). I started
> building x86_64 packages for fc6 but not all apps work (depends on what
> you need, things like pd / supercollider don't yet work on x86_64).