Quick Questions.

  • klup
Posted: Sat, 12/13/2008 - 06:21
Hey, I'm new to Linux, only used it once back a couple 3 months ago, and I kinda liked it, but had a crappy computer, so I got rid of it.. I'm posting to ask about the whole, "what-the-hell-do-I-do" stuff.. I know HOW to install it all, but after I do so, how do I go about installing things, like, the part I don't get is the terminal.. Also, which is better, this or Ubuntu Studio? I know you'll all say this, but can you compare the two? I have 1 gig memory, I'd probably duel-boot, and I have 250gig hard drive.. I have an AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Processor, 2.40GHz, nVidia GeForce 6100GPU. What programs does this have, and how do they compare to Ubuntu Studio? Also, I don't have any DVD-RW available, so.. How do I go about that? Just another question, does wireless work with 64 Studio? I might have this computer in a shed, (really a band recording studio (o.<) ) but it'd have to be wireless, unless, do they sell cords that go +100 feet? And how expensive? Thanks for your time, probably will have more questions to come. Thanks again, bye.

Debian etch

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 12/15/2008 - 22:57
"Also, I don't have any DVD-RW available, so.. How do I go about that?" You can install a plain Debian etch (first CD) and then update-upgrade against the 64studio repositories as explained in the FAQ. As mrufino, my choice is to have a dual boot with generic ubuntu and 64studio. I've tried the meta-package ubuntustudio-audio which installs a rt kernel and some audio apps, but for audio work I prefer to stick to 64studio, where I have a better tweaked system for audio work by default. Pablo

I have yet to try

  • mrufino1
  • 12/08/08
  • Mon, 12/15/2008 - 15:40
I have yet to try ubuntustudio, but I use the regular ubuntu every day. I have to say I like 64studio a lot. As far as programs, all of the music distros have the same basic programs and as far as I know, you can install any program you need anyway. Your computer should be more than enough to run either ubuntu or 54studio. As far as wireless, it should work- ubuntu detects my intel wireless with no problem, some other chips may be more of a struggle but they will work. Are you on a laptop or a desktop? intel wireless generally is detected without issue because they open their source code, atheros makes a linux driver called madwifi, although in the new ubuntu you must disable the atheros driver then do a simple install of an old driver to get it to work, but once you do that it is easy. Broadcom is harder to get to work, though not impossible. You need with the ndis wrapper or the fwcutter, unless things have changed in a year, maybe they have. ubuntu set up the broadcom wireless on my work laptop with no issues, using the fwcutter, but on older versions i had to learn how to do it with many searches of the net and many questions asked. Linux is a bit of a learning curve (mine curves more every day!) but with very very few exceptions, you'll find very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable help everywhere. As far as installing, you can use the synaptic package manager, which is great unless you need something newer than what is considered "stable." Then you get adventurours, but like I said, tons of help here and other places. Learn how to use IRC in pidgin or GAIM and start asking questions on the different channels (#ardour, and #ffado have been quite helpful to me so far). And finally, when you solve an issue, make sure it is posted somewhere so others can learn from it. Hope that helps... www.totalsoul.com www.bigjeffmusic.com