Building a drum trigger pad to input into ubuntu and play samples.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 10, 2008
I don't even really know if this is possible, but if it is it would save me a lot of money (which of course i am short of) and make my music making far better.
I would like to build a drum trigger pad and use it to play samples on my computer.
Building a trigger pad to set off a simple DC signal seems simple some pieces of rubber held apart with bare wires inside would work. Or i may be able to go advanced and do something like this.
The part i don't know how to do is use this signal to set off a sample in my computer. I don't have a drum controller or MIDI interface atm.
Is it possible to do this? I'm guessing if i can get the input into the computer some coding can be done to set off the samples. (I have a limited knowledge of coding, a way off doing this though).
I realise this may be impossible but.. if any help is forthcoming THANK YOU!!!
Unity Video tutorial and Back to Classic Gnome in 11.10. For 12.04 (see post 4)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 14, 2011
Unity Video Tutorial
Or if needed it is fairly easy to get back to the 'classic' gnome desktop as opposed to Unity.
You can just run this in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Reboot and then select "Gnome Classic" on the login screen.
For a detailed walkthrough, check the page here.
Also note: In order to make changes to the panel settings, you have to use alt+right click, instead of just a regular right click.
multiple Xservers, multiple graphics adapters, singleseat (kind of tutorial)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 23, 2011
well ... uhm ... the question I wanted to ask here developed to a kind of tutorial, as I was able to find solutions to most of my problems myself, step for step.
First, my setup: running Debian Squeeze on a machine with two Nvidia-brand graphics adapters, one "big" PCI-E card, and one "small" onboard graphics, both are dual-head-capable.
I have two displays connected to the "big" card, running like a charm with "nvidia" proprietary driver, using nvidia twinview, including 3D acceleration and composite effects. This is my main setup for work, so I will call it "main" from now on.
I got my hands on an old low-res display, so I decided to plug it into the "small" onboard graphics. This gave my quite a lot of headache, so I will call it "child" from now on.
Using "nvidia-settings", I learned that I have three possibilities:
1) enable "xinerama" and have one large desktop spread over all t
[SOLVED] GUI for Linux UBUNTU Server 10.10 step by step tutorial
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 14, 2011
Yet ANOTHER NUBE - I would like to find out what the step by step process is to install a GUI for UBUNTU Server 10.10 (Meerkat). Any help will be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Remember,we all had to start from somewhere!!
Gaming Mouse or Pad Compatible
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 14, 2012
I need a gaming mouse (with multiple programmable buttons) or a gamepad that will be configurable in Ubuntu 12.0.4.
I need it for playing Minecraft. I have only one active hand. So on my Windows system, I use the mouse and a Logitech F310 gamepad. I keep the gamepad on the ground, using my big toe. Only currently using 3 buttons now, for "w", "s", and "space". I make due.
I read everywhere, some people had success with this, that, this software, that software. I don't know where to put my finger down. I heard that Roccat mice are Linux friendly. Yet, I can't seem to find any information on their Linux configuration software.
So either a game pad or gaming mouse, that will work without a headache, do you guys know any?
Tutorial: Skulltag (Doom/Heretic/Hexen) on Ubuntu
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 19, 2010
I just wrote this for the Skulltag forums. If you don't know what Skulltag is, it's Doom, enhanced, online. It's quite amazing.
Check it out here.
Here's the tutorial:
A quick author's note:
There was originally a large note here. I removed it as it is no longer necessary.
I would, however, appreciate constructive criticism as this is my first real contribution to the Skulltag community, and I'd like to be a good one.
Thanks, from frenc.
In this tutorial we'll cover how to install the latest versions of Skulltag and Doomseeker on to your Ubuntu computer, where to place your IWADs (if you don't know what an IWAD is, don't panic just yet) and how to configure Doomseeker's directories, meaning you start playing straight away. This tutorial was created using and was designed for Ubuntu 9.10. If you're using an older version, menus may appear different (or programs that are shown throughout the tutorial may not even exist) and I recommend you upg
Tutorial: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory with PulseAudio
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 13, 2008
To get ET to work with PulseAudio, First install it off Playdeb.net.
Then follow the guide located http://nullkey.ath.cx/~stuff/et-sdl-sound/ to set it up for sdl sound. But edit the et-sdl-sound.so File.
# SDL audio driver
# SDL audio driver
And your set!
[SOLVED] Game pad axis does not work in wine
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 24, 2011
I have cheap Defender game pad, but it works nicely in every native linux application I have tried.
Problems starts when I try to use it with wine, if I do that, every button except up, down and right directions work even left direction works!
Please, share some of your knowledge.
Best python tutorial for programming games.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 14, 2004
I have learned the basics of C++, but that language is taking up too much time that I do not have to put into learning all of it yet. So, I figured I will just learn python and pygame to make games.
I have no expierence with python and very very little with C++ (only learned basics like variables, if statements, operators, cout, for, etc...just the small stuff)
I looked for tutorials on python, but I have not found too many good ones yet. Anyone have a recommended tutorial for python and pygame for programming games? Preferably printable.
I really want to start making simple games soon, so the plan is to learn python, then pygame, and start making games.
Electricity cost per month to run Ubuntu ws/server 24/7?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2009
My electric bill shows a cost of 7.8 cents per kwhr. How much does it cost me to run my Ubuntu workstation/server all day every day for a month?
Asus P5Q3 mobo
8, 7200 RPM, 1 10,000 RPM hard drives totaling ~7 TB
4 GB ddr3, 1.7V, Patriot
Q9550, 2.83 GHz, quad core cpu
ATI (MSI) 4850/512 MB video card
30 inch, 4 MPix Samsung 305T monitor
80% power supply efficiency
How much does it cost me to run this beast 24/7 (or at least while I am awake)?
The Antec power supply calculator at http://www.antec.outervision.com/PSUEngine gives me almost 600 Watts as as minimum for my system. I selected a 750W PSU (and the system is very stable [while running Ubuntu ]).
600W * 24 hr/day * 30 day * .078 $ / kw.hr 1kW/1000w / .8 = $42.12
This is without the monitor which draws roughly 130W. Guesstimate $50/month for the system.
At 10% interest (0.833%/month) with 12, $50 payments per year, this amounts to $628 in electricity costs per year.
How much more will
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