Re: [linuxham] error on fldigi
- On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 10:47:12 -0700 (PDT)
Richard Dowty <w7eet@...> wrote:
> I am really green about linux in what to do... I have no idea what orMy first suggestion is to buy a book on Linux. Probably a Linux bible.
> how to do with what instructions you have applied. Rich/W7EET
> --- On Sat, 4/2/11, w1hkj <w1hkj@...> wrote:
I'm not sure what made you decide on Fedora, but as a Linux newbie it
would be at the bottom of the list.
I would suggest installing Ubuntu 10.04 which is more user friendly and
a lot easier to get around in for a newbie.
I sent the original how-to on sound to Dave. He added some
refinements, but I have to credit Hamish Moffatt, VK3SB for the
original help with this.
- Though not on topic for the Fldigi list but Fedora is a fine HAM shack
Linux and there is no reason to abandon it and start all over. I would
argue that Fedora is not any more difficult to use or learn than
Ubuntu. It comes down to personal preference and I encourage you to
try different distributions and come to your own conclusions. They all
have their unique strengths. With that said, for HAM specific uses,
you'll probably be best off with non-cutting edge versions of either
Ubuntu (only run the x.04 releases such as 9.04 or 10.04) , Fedora, or
say Puppy Linux.
Me? I run Centos (distantly related to Fedora) but I'm a masochist.
Nothing is easy HA M wise with this distribution other than I get
security updates for five yrs.
> I'm not sure what made you decide on Fedora, but as a Linux newbie it
> would be at the bottom of the list.
- My personal recommendation is Puppy Linux.
The Puppy Forum includes developers and users, most of
whom are very helpful, and the archives are loaded with
Also, there are lots of different sub-versions of Puppy,
each optimized for various purposes - but loosely based
on the same core.
The heart of Puppy is small, fast, efficient, and flexible.
I use "Fluppy" Linux. It is based on Puppy and flows from
the "Puppeee" project - an early effort to optimize Linux
for the eee-series of Netbooks.
Fluppy is more generic then "Puppeee" - we have it on four
notebook and two netbook PCs.
Here's the Pupeee homepage:
Here are various popular apps that have been compiled to
run well under Puppeee and Fluppy:
Here is the generic Puppy Linux homepage:
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview and Getting Started.htm
Thanks! & 73, KD4E
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- On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:13:14 -0700
"David A. Ranch" <linuxham-fld@...> wrote:
>I see the last release of Centos was May of 2010. To each his own.
> Me? I run Centos (distantly related to Fedora) but I'm a masochist.
> Nothing is easy HA M wise with this distribution other than I get
> security updates for five yrs.
- On Saturday, April 02, 2011 03:00:19 pm you wrote:
> Though Fedora is a different distribution than Ubuntu, most LinuxPulseAudio os designed to manage the audio devices for you, just as you
> distributions share 90%+ of the same Linux and other free software
> (licensed as GNU, GPL, LGPL, Apache, BSD, etc.). Anyway, Fedora 14 uses
> PulseAudio just like Ubuntu 9.10+:
expect. If you use the ALSA or ALSA/OSS (does Fedora 14 even have OSS
emulation in the kernel any more?) or the PortAudio APIs then you bypass
PulseAudio's already built-in way of handling this.
Select Pulse from Fldigi, then start the PulseAudio Volume Control. Install it
if it isn't there, but it should be, and find in the playback and recording
tabs, the entry for Fldigi there. Select the sound device and input or output
that you want Fldigi to use, and Pulse will remember it from then on. Pulse
will handle any sample rate conversions for you.
A typical sound card has *many* inputs and outputs and many modes of operation
from stereo to surround sound to mono to various sample rates. There is no
*one* entry that will work for a manually entered card setup using ALSA or
ALSA/OSS or PortAudio. You need to know what to select. The changing numbering
isn't just limited to Linux, Windows will sometimes do this too. It's one of
the disadvantages to using USB for sound. Pulse helps a lot with this.
Any modern distro should have a fully working PulseAudio system. Use it.
That's why it is there, to handle the management of the sound devices and the
inputs and outputs to and from applications for you. This is possible using
Pulse on a single machine or across a network to another machine. Pulse has
many features, such as stream redirection, i.e. sent the output to another
machine across the room or around the world, or just to making the remembering
of the preferred device for an application permanent.
Pulse had a few rough edges when the change to it was first underway, but those
days are long past.
Rick Kunath, k9ao