KX mini manual

Official support for the KXStudio Linux distribution and applications.
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Re: KX mini manual

Postby falkTX » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:25 pm

danboid wrote:So shall we just tell Nvidia and ATI users to avoid installing 3.11? Installing the binary drivers can be a bit tricky if not using a PPA or the official repos.

They should just wait until Ubuntu updates the repos.
Enabling -proposed might be an option, but afaik the new drivers are not there yet.

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby danboid » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:38 pm

OK F!

I updated it again to suit your preference. How does this sound to you?

"Intel graphics users need not worry about installing the 3.11 kernel but at the time of writing the Nvidia drivers available in the Ubuntu Precise repos do not support kernel 3.11. This may also be the case for some ATi/AMD Catalyst users. Nvidia 3.11 users must use at least driver version 331.20+ so it is recommended that Nvidia and ATi users who want to fully utilise their hardware wait for newer, 3.11 compatible graphics drivers to make it into the Ubuntu repositories before upgrading."

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Are you new to Linux Audio? This manual explains how to install KXStudio, set up and use JACK, mimimize latency, lists the best Linux AV apps and much more all in a concise and easy to understand format.

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby falkTX » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:05 pm

Sounds good. it also might be good to add dates - by March 2014 there is 100% chance of those drivers working.

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby danboid » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:44 pm

Done!
Are you new to Linux Audio? This manual explains how to install KXStudio, set up and use JACK, mimimize latency, lists the best Linux AV apps and much more all in a concise and easy to understand format.

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby falkTX » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:48 pm

I think I need to look at the manual in detail and do some minor corrections.

for example, the max brightness value is 10, not 7.
and the file that controls the brightness is 'actual_brightness', not 'max_brightness'.

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby danboid » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Both those vary depending on your laptop make and model. This is why I said within 'Configure default laptop screen brightness' of http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/video_drivers

It's important to note that the path to the brightness setting as well as the values used may differ depending on your video hardware. laptop model and display config so you will have to check for the presence of these files and discover their correct locations before modifying rc.local.


Those example values given are correct for my Samsung laptop.
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http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby danboid » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:59 am

I've updated the SSD section of

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/installing_kxstudio

To include a fix for those like me with SATA3 SSDs who experience stalls during boot caused by the GRUB KXStudio splash screen.
Are you new to Linux Audio? This manual explains how to install KXStudio, set up and use JACK, mimimize latency, lists the best Linux AV apps and much more all in a concise and easy to understand format.

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby touchstyle » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:16 pm

As told with falkTX and danboid via e-mail, I just started a translation of KXStudio manual in italian.
I am using the wikispaces services, with this address:

http://kxstudio-ita.wikispaces.com/

If any italian guy are iterested about this opration, please do not esitate to contact me!

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby touchstyle » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:06 pm

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby wolftune » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:54 pm

I just made some minor edits to the intro and the Free Software sections regarding the fact that KXStudio is now Debian-focused
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Re: KX mini manual

Postby falkTX » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:11 am

wolftune wrote:I just made some minor edits to the intro and the Free Software sections regarding the fact that KXStudio is now Debian-focused

correct, but remember that it's a work in progress. the current ISO release is still based on Ubuntu
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Re: KX mini manual

Postby wolftune » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:35 am

falkTX wrote:
wolftune wrote:I just made some minor edits to the intro and the Free Software sections regarding the fact that KXStudio is now Debian-focused

correct, but remember that it's a work in progress. the current ISO release is still based on Ubuntu
(thanks)

Indeed the edits reflected that. 8)
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Re: KX mini manual

Postby danboid » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:56 pm

touchstyle:

Great work on the translation! I hope its a good one! :D

wolftune:

I'm sorry but I really didn't like your changes to the intro so I've reverted it. Remember, this manual is for the KX ISO - not the repos. The ISO is Ubuntu based, like it or not, and introducing a load of convoluted ramblings on distros being based upon Ubuntu which is based upon Debian (not strictly true anyway) is no help whatsoever and too much detail for what is just an introduction to a short manual for Linux noobs. I have added a short note to the intro to state 'The KXStudio software repositories, however, can be used with both Ubuntu and Debian Linux.' That is as much as I can stomach adding re Debian to the intro. The Free Software page looks fine.
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http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/kxstudio_manual

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby wolftune » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:38 pm

danboid wrote:introducing a load of convoluted ramblings on distros being based upon Ubuntu which is based upon Debian (not strictly true anyway) is no help whatsoever


Dan, I would appreciate if you just take a pause for a moment when you post things like this. I am sure you are well-meaning but the only thing counterproductive here is calling reasonable edits "convoluted ramblings". It doesn't help anyone to exaggerate and to post unconstructive criticism. That part of your message could simply have been left out. Tell me where you disagree technically, or tell me specifically if you think something is wordy, that's constructive. There's a risk that calling someone's work a "load of convoluted ramblings" is going to be interpreted by some people as "your input here is not welcome, go away." I do not interpret it that way, but I'm concerned about maintaining a friendly atmosphere and community here. So while I'm not personally offended, I can say with certainty that anyone can look at the edit history and see that your characterization is baseless. You don't have to agree with my edit, but it wasn't ramblings, period. It was just a mention of something you didn't want included.

On a productive note, I made a new edit, consolidated some of the things, and removed some actual rambling (but it was rambling that was there from before, not from me). I think you'll be pleased with the current update.

Regarding the focus of the manual, I'm fine with it being on KXStudio the distro, but I do suggest we give deference to falkTX on that somewhat. He has generally expressed interest in emphasizing the repositories and de-emphasizing the distro.

So just again to clarify: no offense taken, and I intend no offense either, but please try to stick to constructive criticism. It's perfectly fine to disagree about things and express your disagreement.

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Re: KX mini manual

Postby zth » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:27 pm

In the spirit of constructive criticism...

wolftune, it baffles me that you can write an entire paragraph about constuctive criticism, and about writing where you disagree technically instead of calling things "ramblings", only to in the next paragraph state that you edited out ramblings (that you make very clear wasn't written by you, but someone else) without even mentioning what that was, how you disagreed, or how you edited it. I'm sure that's available in some wiki-logs, but for the people just reading this thread (like me) this can indeed seem counterproductive (editing without discussion and calling it ramblings), and quite frankly, rude.

As you say yourself, keeping a friendly atmosphere is vital. I'm sure you mean no offence, but danboid's maybe not the only one who needs to pause for a moment before posting things :)


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