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Old 10th October 2012, 01:38 AM   #61
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Hi Jean
I will try the slacko puppy linux again when i go home tonight .
I am using Salix OS these days and have installed into the hard disk !
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Old 10th October 2012, 11:10 PM   #62
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JLOP,

2 things to check initially:

1. Check 'alsa-mixer' and observe if soundcard has MM set for its output. If so press M and enjoy.

2. If no positive outcome from above or alsa-mixer returns and error, then try running 'alsa-info' and it will produce a text file and upload it for you, post a link or a copy of that text file here.


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Old 11th October 2012, 11:39 AM   #63
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I've got Slacko running OK, and playing music. I'm simply double-clicking on a file name to play each track but is there a way to play a whole album without having to select each track individually?
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Old 11th October 2012, 11:58 AM   #64
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Hi nuuk,
click the + button and select folder rather than files.
This also depend on the programme used .
Jean, sorry i have no idea why your slacko puppy did not work. I tried it again last night and works well as stated in the first post.
You should follow what Chris suggest.
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Old 11th October 2012, 01:15 PM   #65
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Thanks kp. I have also just found that while a track is playing, I can queue other tracks by double clicking them.
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Old 11th October 2012, 04:11 PM   #66
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I've been listening via Slacko most of the afternoon and am quite impressed.

I don't think that it digs out quite as much information, ie macro detail, as JPlay, but it comes a very close second. Given that it is free, and quite easy to use, and doesn't require major computer resources, I'd definitely recommend it.

Look out for somebody getting rid of an older computer, add Slacko and a HiFace Two with a good DAC, and you have a budget hi-end source for no more than a mid-range CDP would have cost a few years back, but sounding oh so much better.

Thanks again to everybody again for your help in getting Slacko running here.

One more question. Would Slacko run on a Raspberry Pi?
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Old 11th October 2012, 04:26 PM   #67
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One more question. Would Slacko run on a Raspberry Pi?
Had the same question Nuuk, but I read somewhere they have had problems with the USB port. Don't know if it was solved.

Did you make any tuning on Slacko, maybe someone could wrap up if there are, I would not understand that it does not run as well as Win/Jplay. Did you use same HW, PSU,... ?

I have myself to come back to my tests hopefully tonight when I have a moment, Thanks KP and Chris for your suggestions

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Old 11th October 2012, 06:06 PM   #68
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Did you make any tuning on Slacko, maybe someone could wrap up if there are, I would not understand that it does not run as well as Win/Jplay. Did you use same HW, PSU,... ?


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No tuning of Slacko. Same laptop, PSU etc. Same USB lead etc.

I'm going to go back to JPlay again and have a listen. But even that sounds different in it's various modes, ie River, Beach and Xtreme.
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Old 11th October 2012, 06:40 PM   #69
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One more question. Would Slacko run on a Raspberry Pi?
Unless there is an ARM version (which is what the Pi uses) then No..

I suspect it's X86 only at the moment, since there only seems to be one version to download.
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No tuning of Slacko. Same laptop, PSU etc. Same USB lead etc.

I'm going to go back to JPlay again and have a listen. But even that sounds different in it's various modes, ie River, Beach and Xtreme.
Nuuk,
You might be interested in another puppy distro mpdpup. specifically configured for music using mpd, it has a low latency core that contains just the basics. You might see some of the detail missing in Slacko. I have not tried Slacko, so can't provide personal experience other than mpdpup very good relative to windows and slightly better than VoyageMPD IMO. Very quick to set up on a usb stick.
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