hello + a couple of questions

  • lofty00
Posted: Thu, 08/14/2008 - 05:52
Hello, Firstly I would like to say thanks for putting all this together. I was having trouble getting my new sound card (an m-audio firewire solo) to work properly using ubuntu. Somebody recommended that I try 64studio, and so far I'm really impressed with the speed and stability of this distro. I had jackd running solidly most of yesterday without a single xrun, and all the audio apps seem pretty well set up. Also the whole thing just seems a fair bit faster than ubuntu - applications start faster and the CPU seems to be loaded less overall. I would be interested to know what you've done to get it running this quick? My question is that in ubuntu, a few kde panel applets were installed by default - the ones I'm actually missing are: - the battery monitor (mainly) - the update manager, which reminds you when the system needs updating. - the network manager (not so important) I've tried installing kdeaddons, but this doesn't seem to include the applets I'm missing. How do I install these applets so I can add them to the panel. Another question is about how 64studio works together with the main debian repositories. I had a quick look at /etc/apt/... and it looks from that as if you can have the 64studio repositories and the debian ones enabled at the same time. Is this right? The reason I ask is that the other thing I do is a bit of programming, so I need access to the whole range of libraries and other programs in the main debian repositories.

gnome desktop

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 08/14/2008 - 18:49
Hi! 64Studio uses the GNOME desktop, which has a somewhat different approach to the whole desktop environment - aka. much simpler. But you can get the same goodies as in KDE in GNOME. Right-click on the panel and choose: "Add to panel.." This opens up a menu, that lists all possible applets you can have in your desktop. Choose and apply. About 64Studio speed: 64Studio doesn't load that many daemons in the system by default. This together with a realtime kernel makes for a (more) responsive system. My old Duron 1.2 GHz system gets up and running from cold boot in 20-25 seconds, desktop is fluxbox which loads a lot quicker than GNOME - although GNOME in 64Studio is no slouch either.. If you are familiar with command line, this will update your system in one sweep: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade I personally do not see a reason for an update reminder in my desktop. Being based on Debian makes 64Studio have a slower cycle of updates when compared to Ubuntu - Debian derivative with a twist.. Cheers!

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  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/14/2008 - 06:13
64 Studio is Debian, remixed. Safe to have Debian Etch repositories enabled (and also debian's security updates) Check debian for the missing packages... Just remember that some apps take up unnecessary resources, so don't install monitors just for the sake of having them. Welcome to the 64 Studio world!