64 Studio 3.0 alpha ISO (and from clean 64 Studio 2.1 install)
Free has given the users of the free 64 Studio distro a wonderful X-mas present...
64 Studio 3.0 Alpha !
Please Note : This is an Alpha release and is not tested extensively. We need testers!
Edit: There is now an Alpha release ISO set out! Download here:
Please remember to report any and all issues with this early alpha release!
Without further ado, here is a combination of the info that was circulated on the mailing list.
Letter from Free
Hi, here's a small Christmas gift for the 64 Studio community :) As you all probably know Debian/lenny has been delayed and it is not yet clear when it will be released (it was initially scheduled for September 2008). Practically this means that we can't set any schedule for a lenny-based 64 Studio 3.0. So we decided to change a bit the plan and start working on an Ubuntu/hardy-based 64 Studio 3.0, which is a platform we already deploy for several projects and known to be stable. For the braves of you here follows some instructions about how to upgrade from 64 Studio 2.1 to the developing branch of 64 Studio 3.0. Please keep in mind that all this is still in alpha stage, but should be already pretty usable.
============= 2.1 -> 3.0alpha upgrade instructions =====================
0) You should have two APT sources files on your 2.1 install:
comment *ALL* entries you have in these two files, and in
the following steps use only the file:
to your /etc/apt/sources.list and run:
apt-get update apt-get install dpkg apt-get remove firefox meterbridge
2) Remove the APT entries of step 1) from your /etc/apt/sources.list
and add these new repositories:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports hardy-backports main
apt-get update apt-get install ubuntu-keyring apt-get install sysv-rc=2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.64studio1~hardy1
3) Now run:
apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade
and choose the default answer to all questions, except if it asks you if it should install unverified packages - Choose Yes there...
4) Finally issue a:
from the terminal.
5) open a gnome-terminal & run
sudo mkdir /usr/share/backgrounds sudo cp (your wallpaper) /usr/share/backgrounds
Your screensaver preferences menu will look for this backgrounds folder,
if it can't find it, the screensaver menu will play up.
6) limits.conf for jackd to use realtime settings.
sudo gedit /etc/security/limits.conf
Open limits.conf.dpkg-old from inside gedit and copy the 3 @audio settings into the new limits.conf
@audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock unlimited @audio - nice -10
You might have to reset your qjackctl settings for Realtime & your card.
This has been tested on i386 and AMD64 versions.