Configuring MintPPC installation

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mechanic
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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That is a good suggestion. Before doing that I would need to refine the process and do
a fresh install to get it right, and as simple as possible. Maybe soon.

I am glad it's working for you. :D
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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tommysammy wrote: That problem with the mouse is here too. I don^t know it why it happen. I am no Linux expert
Hello
I do not know if you have solved the problem with the mouse but with me I solved it by changing the screen Resulation. I had
mouse error at 1440x900 (16:10) and changed to 1280x1024 (5:4). Restarted blender and then it fit to the screen and mouse.
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Re: Configuring MintPPC installation

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mechanic wrote:Whew! :-)

Pulse audio sucks. Before the 3+ kernels I used to delete it from
the systems, including x86, to get well supported sound cards
working. Now it's so ingrained into the OS hoops must be jumped
through to make any older card work. To bad most of the onboard
stuff sounds 'digital'. Progress........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
That was from April 23, of this year. Pulse still sucks, but........

Adventures in Linux land.

Attempting to get MIDI working in Linux using the 3.5.7 kernel has been pretty
much a nightmare when using the onboard ATI SB600 HD audio. So last week I
decided to look more closely as to why.

The first step taken was to do a clean install of Mint and Debian Jessie using
the 357 kernel. Mint was installed starting with Deb 6.0.7 CD.

For both distros, Timidity and other MIDI capable software complained about
not finding /dev/seq, the sequencer extension to the ALSA sound system.
I rebuilt the kernel and modules with the snd_seq checked, and a few other
items. /dev/seq was now in the system.

After adding myself to the audio group I was still unable to use /dev/seq.
I suspected, other than adding /dev/seq, the problem was elsewhere and
proceeded to completly remove PulseAudio. As usual in Linux files are scattered
all over the place and simply using a package manager to remove pulseaudio is
not enough. Turns out there is a hidden .pulse folder in the user directory
that did not get removed, riiiiiiP! Gone. No pulse. No sound either. :(
A complete power off shutdown/reboot and I finally had a working Timidity
aftersetting up Alsamixer.

I installed some additional ALSA packages and again rebooted with smiles.

At this point I re-installed Pulseaudio and to my surprize it integrated
right into all that I added to ALSA. Which makes sense really because this
is all kernel level stuff.

Just be sure to power off between steps.

Kill and completly remove pulseaudio.
Do/add ALSA stuff.
Re-install pulse.

PITA

Have fun!
Len
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