[ardour-users] Ardour New-user and Linux new as well :D

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Mon Nov 14 06:43:12 PST 2005

Favio at gmx.net wrote:
> after a long weekend I've got a version of linux up and running on my little
> laptop :)

Hi, Fabio, welcome to the world of Linux!

> I am very happy with it, but as a complete Windows victim, I am conditioned
> to use it not right, I don't understand it quite right yet I think.
> Well, here is my question(S):
> I have dynebolics GNU/Linux installed, but I can't, by all means figure out
> how to raise the simple screen resolution to 1024/etc... 16bit. Because, you
> can't really do audio below that.

I recommend you check out Planet CCRMA -- it's a Linux distribution 
designed for audio production.


> Then, Why is it, that I have to press play on JACK, before loading ARDOUR?
> How does this work, I can't understand that connection jet.

I recommend you visit http://jackit.sourceforge.net for information on 
what Jack is. Once you use it, you'll wonder how you got along without 
it (I know I do).

> And maybe, someone could give me a short 'introduction' to linux. I knwo
> that its open source, etc. But, in its core, or basic structure, what's the
> difference to, say XP? Is it, like in electronics, maybe a more modular
> system? What do i need to know, to get an idea of how linux "thinks"?

Yeah, this is way off topic for this list. I recommend checking out some 
good Linux documentation before proceeding.  Here are some sites to get 
you started:

Documentaion Project --> http://www.tldp.org/
General Info on Linux --> http://www.linux.org/
The Linux Kernel --> http://kernel.org/ (this is good to become familiar 
with because Linux audio has some dependencies on the Linux kernel that 
can help for optimal performance)

-- Brett

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