[PlanetCCRMA] GUI Issues with Dell Vostro

Peter Adamson pga at rochma.com
Fri Mar 30 09:25:15 PDT 2012

Thanks to all for the advice. I was under the impression that there was 
just Gnome and KDE. I have now installed XFCE and although there are 
some quirks, I would still give it a decent ranking compared to what's 
out there on Linux, Windows and Mac. I am using F16 so I'll just wait 
for the next RT kernel be it F16 or a later version. I have so much to 
learn about this thing it will keep me busy without needing the RT 
kernel. I now understand when it is important to have low latency and 
when it does not matter much. As I am recording alone one track at a 
time, I should be ok.

When I get back to the RT kernel, if it freezes, I may be asking for 
advice again! ;o)

> I just moved to Windows 7 from XP at work, give me Gnome 3 any day.
> Fedora offers KDE, XFCE, LXDE and Sugar spins, prepackaged with
> the desktop of your choice.  I use XFCE for music work.  PlanetCCRMA
> is designed to work with Fedora.
> OpenSUSE is the other rpm based distro but it also uses Gnome 3, and
> it's JackLab project is dead.  UbuntuStudio and Pure:Dyne (no Qsynth)
> come close to PlanetCCRMA, Pure:Dyne uses XFCE and Ubuntu has
> their Unity desktop.
> -- Jeff
>     From: Peter Adamson
>     I have tried both Fedora 15 and 16 and discovered Gnome 3. Very
>     sad for
>     Linux. After 12 years as a user and staunch supporter of Red
>     Hat/Fedora
>     I have no choice but to move on. I find Gnome 3 simply unusable.
>     What would be the best alternative Linux distro to use with the Planet
>     CCRMA suite of applications (principally Jack, Ardour, Rosegarden,
>     QSynth and Hydrogen)?
>     Cheers,
>     Peter
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