Recommended Linux Distros for DSD

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clemfm

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OSS native support was removed from Ubuntu in release 10.10, when Ubuntu removed modules CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS, CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS and CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS from their kernel builds.

Since then, Ubuntu has suggested the use an ALSA wrapper, in order to run OSS based apps.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/alsa-oss/ A solution that has not worked very well for various OSS based apps, such as DSD.

However, other distros have not removed OSS, which distros/versions have people enjoyed success with?
 

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Hello,

I used Kubuntu 14.04 and made sure dsd was compiled to use the portaudio library. You can use dsd -a to list the portaudio devices and use the pa: prefix to specify the portaudio device.
dsd -i pa:1 -o pa:0

I had to play around to find the right input and output device numbers that did not error. The same device is likely to show up under several device numbers and pulseaudio seems to have different capabilities for the different numbers.

73 Eric
 

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OSS native support was removed from Ubuntu in release 10.10, when Ubuntu removed modules CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS, CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS and CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS from their kernel builds.

Since then, Ubuntu has suggested the use an ALSA wrapper, in order to run OSS based apps.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/alsa-oss/ A solution that has not worked very well for various OSS based apps, such as DSD.

However, other distros have not removed OSS, which distros/versions have people enjoyed success with?
Install Gentoo
 

clemfm

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Hello,

I used Kubuntu 14.04 and made sure dsd was compiled to use the portaudio library....

73 Eric
How did you do this? Having compiled on FreeBSD, DSD is now telling me it does not support portaudio.

EDIT:

This appears to be the answer:
"Just download portaudio:http://www.portaudio.com/download.html and then follow the directions for compiling it. Then take portaudio.h and add it to the dsd folder and follow the directions in the dsd wiki for compiling on mac."
https://www.reddit.com/r/RTLSDR/comments/2idt6l/finally_got_dsd_and_gqrx_working_together_on_osx/
 
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