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robertc65

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Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« on: December 04, 2013, 11:40:20 am »

I'm an experienced Windows administrator, but my Linux skills are limited.
Is there a step by step guide to help me get up and running?
I see posts on installing on other Distros, but nothing for Debian. Since this is being developed for Debian, I figured it would be the path of least resistance.
I understand that the install process would be similar, but I really don't want to spend the time reading posts sorting out all of the contradictions corrections and differences between the Distros in an effort to get MC working.
I am familiar with the basic Linux file structure, where the important config files are located and how to update them using VI or some other editor. I'm also familiar with how to perform basic command line tasks such as file copies, renaming files, moving files and changing file and folder permissions so I'm not a total Linux neophite. I looked the the linux requirements thread and it mentions a bunch of files that need to be installed. This part I did not understand.
So is there some sort of guide or not?
One other question. Do you plan to eventually create a build with MC already installed similar to what ap-linux has.
Thanks

Rob





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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 11:52:31 am »

Are you on 64-bit Debian?

These should get you going:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=84688.0
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 12:53:53 pm »

Thank you for the response.

I'm not using any distribution right now. My plan was to use the Distribution that MC is being developed on to limit the variables.

I checked the link you sent and it is titled "Getting MC to run on Ubuntu 13.10. 64bit" Not Debian so are you saying that install will be the same for both Ubuntu and Debian?

Also you it states that the instructions are for Ubuntu 13.10 so does that mean if I had a different Ubuntu version the instruction will be different?


The followup post contains this text below refering to Debian again. This is just to confusing at this point, I'll just wait and see if when it's done there is a simple install process or maybe just a complete build already configured with the basics.


In general on 64 bit platforms with multiarch support you need:
The base 32 bit libraries (on debian libc6:i386).
C++ libraries (on debian libstdc++6:i386)
The base X11 libraries (on debian libx11-6:i386)
and a 32 bit libcurl with SSL support (on debian libcurl3:i386)

As always, the two fixed xfonts should be installed.
xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi

As well as lame. 64 bit may work for lame.


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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 01:03:09 pm »

Well Ubuntu is based on Debian, as are some other major distributions.

These instructions typically work on Debian or Ubuntu as they are very similar. The package manager will tell you which dependencies are missing and you can fix most of them with a '-f install'.

I think its being developed on Debian 7.
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 01:26:00 pm »

Debian Wheezy (7) 32 bit.
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 03:35:09 pm »

FWIW, it's a piece of cake to get going on openSUse if you don't follow my instructions, but instead follow the instructions using alien in the openSuse+ install thread.  You even get an icon, I think.  Easy enough to make one though.

I haven't had any stability issues like mentioned in other threads and I'm bouncing amongst kernels and what not.  I, however, run MC in server mode only and have another app to "drive" it with MCWS... 

I haven't had a chance to finish my testing on MCWS commands yet, hopefully will get to finish that up soon.
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 02:01:13 pm »

Apparently there are no step by step install instructions for Debian.   :-\
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 02:06:39 pm »

I linked a topic earlier and said the instructions for ubuntu are the same for Debian. What exactly isn't clear in that topic? If you follow that in the first and second post you can install MediaCenter. If anything is missing, Aptitude will tell you which packages it is missing. Often these can simply be resolved by using '-f install'.

Try it out there really isn't much to it and if you're unable to resolve any issues, you can post the details.
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 03:54:15 pm »

Is there any preference for  installing normal desktop version or the server version (of Ubuntu for example) for JRiver linux .deb package ?

There are so called low latency optimized versions of linux available. Are  low latency optimized versions  better for JRiver linux package  ?
- example AV-Linux or Audiophile linux ?

http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html   
http://www.ap-linux.com/     
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 04:27:08 pm »

Well, with Ubuntu you don't have to do all the steps like adding yourself to the sudo group. But it's probably a good idea instead to add yourself to the audio group, just in case.

Maybe I should create and maintain a topic dedicated to Ubuntu? I could also show users how to setup Pulseaudio output! Think I should?
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 08:19:14 pm »

Maybe I should create and maintain a topic dedicated to Ubuntu? I could also show users how to setup Pulseaudio output! Think I should?
Yes, please.
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 11:48:49 am »

Alright, I'll start on it as soon as I can later today. Some of the topics I want to cover include installing the requirements, getting Pulseaudio output working, getting copy and paste working and getting AMD HDMI audio working. At first the tutorial will cover Ubuntu 64-bit, however I want to expand that (I'll have to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine) to 32-bit as well! :)
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Re: Is there a Quick Start Guide to get me going?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 11:52:40 am »

Alright, I'll start on it as soon as I can later today. Some of the topics I want to cover include installing the requirements, getting Pulseaudio output working, getting copy and paste working and getting AMD HDMI audio working. At first the tutorial will cover Ubuntu 64-bit, however I want to expand that (I'll have to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine) to 32-bit as well! :)
Thanks!
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