Monday, July 21, 2008

Fedora Multimedia Workstation

My default Fedora 10 install packages plus ccrma repos and meta package/kernel for low latency audio workstation with windows vsti's. With this setup I can run an alesis trigger io and trigger samples in XLN Audio Addictive Drums without having to run windows, plus I get SUPER low latency with low cost sound cards (even onboard is below 3ms), currently running a turtle beach riviera on an old Pentium 4 and getting 1.6ms

# setup yum repos
sudo rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm \
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm \
http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm \
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

# install apps
sudo yum -y install bash-completion nautilus-open-terminal gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg k3b-extras-freeworld lame easytag mplayer gnome-mplayer gecko-mediaplayer mencoder libdvdcss flash-plugin AdobeReader_enu clusterssh compat-libstdc++-33 gcc wine wine-devel grip unrar vnc

# 64-bit flash support
yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64 nspluginwrapper.i386 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 libcurl.i386

# nvidia driver
sudo yum -y install akmod-nvidia

# ati driver
sudo yum -y install akmod-fglrx

# ccrma repos add extra audio workstation tools and includes the low latency kernel
sudo rpm -Uvh http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/mirror/fedora/linux/planetccrma/10/i386/planetccrma-repo-1.1-2.fc10.ccrma.noarch.rpm

# meta package for all major ccrma apps, this is a LARGE compilation and will take a while to download on a slow connection! (in my case 259mb with dependencies)
sudo yum -y install planetccrma-apps

# low latency kernel, first step is to allow Fedora to keep more kernels which can be done by changing the 'installonly_limit=3' line to 'installonly_limit=0', then running the following command
sudo yum -y install planetccrma-core

# get rid of "Could not load Mozilla. HTML rendering will be disabled." when running wine
wine iexplore http://www.winehq.com

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