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  8. <div class="level1">
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  10. <h2><span name="useful_links" id="useful_links">Useful Links</span></h2>
  11. <div class="level2">
  12. </div>
  13. <h3><span name="kxstudio" id="kxstudio">KXStudio</span></h3>
  14. <div class="level3">
  15. <p>
  16. For more info on the KXStudio applications such as Cadence, Claudia and Catia
  17. </p>
  18. <p>
  19. <a href="<?php echo $ROOT; ?>/KXStudio:Applications" class="urlextern" title="KXStudio:Applications" rel="nofollow">http://kxstudio.linuxaudio.org/KXStudio:Applications</a>
  20. </p>
  21. </div>
  22. <h3><span name="hardware_compatibility" id="hardware_compatibility">Hardware Compatibility</span></h3>
  23. <div class="level3">
  24. <p>
  25. To check to see if your sound device is supported by GNU/Linux, check the <acronym title="Advanced Linux Sound Architecture">ALSA</acronym> SoundCard Matrix
  26. </p>
  27. <p>
  28. <a href="http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main" class="urlextern" title="http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main" rel="nofollow">http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Main</a>
  29. </p>
  30. <p>
  31. If you have a FireWire audio device you will want to check the status of your device in the FFADO Device support database
  32. </p>
  33. <p>
  34. <a href="http://www.ffado.org/?q=devicesupport/list" class="urlextern" title="http://www.ffado.org/?q=devicesupport/list" rel="nofollow">http://www.ffado.org/?q=devicesupport/list</a>
  35. </p>
  36. <p>
  37. Another good resource for GNU/Linux audio hardware compatibility is the linuxaudio.org Current Audio Gear page
  38. </p>
  39. <p>
  40. <a href="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/current_audio_gear" class="urlextern" title="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/current_audio_gear" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/current_audio_gear</a>
  41. </p>
  42. <p>
  43. To check for the compatibility of your printer with the GNU/Linux printing system, CUPS, check the OpenPrinting database
  44. </p>
  45. <p>
  46. <a href="http://www.openprinting.org/printers" class="urlextern" title="http://www.openprinting.org/printers" rel="nofollow">http://www.openprinting.org/printers</a>
  47. </p>
  48. </div>
  49. <h3><span name="gnulinux_software_resources" id="gnulinux_software_resources">GNU/Linux software resources</span></h3>
  50. <div class="level3">
  51. <p>
  52. The Ubuntu package archive search
  53. </p>
  54. <p>
  55. <a href="http://packages.ubuntu.com/" class="urlextern" title="http://packages.ubuntu.com/" rel="nofollow">http://packages.ubuntu.com/</a>
  56. </p>
  57. <p>
  58. The linuxaudio.org wiki has a comprehensive list of all GNU/Linux audio and sound software
  59. </p>
  60. <p>
  61. <a href="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start" class="urlextern" title="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start</a>
  62. </p>
  63. <p>
  64. Libre Graphics World provides news and other resources relating to free graphics software
  65. </p>
  66. <p>
  67. <a href="http://libregraphicsworld.org/" class="urlextern" title="http://libregraphicsworld.org/" rel="nofollow">http://libregraphicsworld.org/</a>
  68. </p>
  69. <p>
  70. Freecode maintains the Web&#039;s largest index of GNU/Linux software
  71. </p>
  72. <p>
  73. <a href="http://freecode.com/" class="urlextern" title="http://freecode.com/" rel="nofollow">http://freecode.com/</a>
  74. </p>
  75. <p>
  76. The Wine Application Database (AppDB) details the compatibility of Windows programs with Wine
  77. </p>
  78. <p>
  79. <a href="http://appdb.winehq.org/" class="urlextern" title="http://appdb.winehq.org/" rel="nofollow">http://appdb.winehq.org/</a>
  80. </p>
  81. </div>
  82. <h3><span name="recommended_tutorials_and_guides" id="recommended_tutorials_and_guides">Recommended tutorials and guides</span></h3>
  83. <div class="level3">
  84. <p>
  85. To get the most out of Linux, you need to understand how to use the terminal (aka console). Here&#039;s the Ubuntu beginners guide to using the terminal
  86. </p>
  87. <p>
  88. <a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal" class="urlextern" title="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal" rel="nofollow">https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal</a>
  89. </p>
  90. <p>
  91. KXStudio uses the KDE Desktop Environment by default. Here is an introduction to the KDE 4 Plasma desktop
  92. </p>
  93. <p>
  94. <a href="http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma" class="urlextern" title="http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma" rel="nofollow">http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma</a>
  95. </p>
  96. <p>
  97. JACK was created mainly for Ardour which remains the most popular open source DAW. Sadly its not the most intuitive app ever so you may want to read its manual
  98. </p>
  99. <p>
  100. <a href="http://manual.ardour.org/" class="urlextern" title="http://manual.ardour.org/" rel="nofollow">http://manual.ardour.org/</a>
  101. </p>
  102. <p>
  103. Those who prefer the more lightweight DAW qtractor will be happy to hear it has one of the best free manuals available for a free and open GNU/Linux app
  104. </p>
  105. <p>
  106. <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/qtractor/qtractor-0.5.x-user-manual.pdf" class="urlextern" title="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/qtractor/qtractor-0.5.x-user-manual.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://downloads.sourceforge.net/qtractor/qtractor-0.5.x-user-manual.pdf</a>
  107. </p>
  108. </div>
  109. <h2><span name="getting_help" id="getting_help">Getting Help</span></h2>
  110. <div class="level2">
  111. <p>
  112. Remember that KXStudio the distribution is based upon Ubuntu 12.04 aka Precise so any instructions or software you find for Ubuntu (precise) will be compatible with KXStudio.
  113. </p>
  114. </div>
  115. <h3><span name="fora_and_wikis" id="fora_and_wikis">Fora and wikis</span></h3>
  116. <div class="level3">
  117. <p>
  118. If you get stuck, the first place to search for a solution is on the KXStudio forum
  119. </p>
  120. <p>
  121. <a href="http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=47" class="urlextern" title="http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=47" rel="nofollow">http://linuxmusicians.com/viewforum.php?f=47</a>
  122. </p>
  123. <p>
  124. If you suspect its more of a general Ubuntu issue it would be a good idea to search for help on the Ubuntu fora too
  125. </p>
  126. <p>
  127. <a href="http://ubuntuforums.org" class="urlextern" title="http://ubuntuforums.org" rel="nofollow">http://ubuntuforums.org</a>
  128. </p>
  129. <p>
  130. The LinuxAudio wiki contains all sorts of useful info for Linux audio users, including this manual
  131. </p>
  132. <p>
  133. <a href="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org" class="urlextern" title="http://wiki.linuxaudio.org" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.linuxaudio.org</a>
  134. </p>
  135. </div>
  136. <h3><span name="irc" id="irc">IRC</span></h3>
  137. <div class="level3">
  138. <p>
  139. If you can&#039;t find an answer to your question on the fora or with your favourite search engine, <acronym title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</acronym> is going to be your best hope of getting help quickly.
  140. </p>
  141. <p>
  142. KXStudio includes the <strong>Konversation</strong> KDE <acronym title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</acronym> client which you can use to connect to the following channels on irc.libera.chat
  143. </p>
  144. <p>
  145. <strong>#kxstudio</strong> is the official <acronym title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</acronym> support channel for KXStudio
  146. </p>
  147. <p>
  148. <strong>#opensourcemusicians</strong> is the <acronym title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</acronym> channel of the open source musicians podcast
  149. </p>
  150. <p>
  151. <strong>#ardour</strong> has its own official <acronym title="Internet Relay Chat">IRC</acronym> support channel on libera.chat as do many other popular open source projects
  152. </p>
  153. <p>
  154. <strong>#kde</strong> is good for general issues with using the K Desktop
  155. </p>
  156. <p>
  157. <strong>#ubuntu</strong> is the support channel for general Ubuntu system issues
  158. </p>
  159. </div>
  160. <p><br/></p>
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