Does anyone here use the grid + arc on vanilla Ubuntu? Could anyone help me with some explicit directions on getting things up and running? I tried following the Linux setup doc and downloaded the listed precompiled using the terminal commands listed…but unfortunately I can’t get any further than that. I’m trying to simply use the grid + arc with Processing. Based on what I’m reading in the Linux setup, I guess I am stuck on getting serialosc running and making any necessary communications with the server to establish connections. Thanks to anyone who can help!
Also if anyone has any thoughts/insights/comments on using the grid + arc with Supercollider on Ubuntu I’m interested to hear about that as well!
I’ve been trying to work through the detailed steps instead of simply installing the prebuilt package. I guess this is pretty basic but…I am getting stuck (in the linux setup guide http://monome.org/docs/linux/) on “Next, plug in your monome and run serialosc from a terminal. You should see something like this:”. When I type ‘serialosc’ I get ‘serialosc: command not found’. Does this indicate something went wrong when I was building serialosc? I tried typing that command in the libmonome directory and the serialosc directory as well as in the first directory (when you initially open the terminal). I’m still new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I know there is usually some kind of prefix command…I’m having trouble figuring out what that may be.
Fantastic! Using the combination of ‘serialoscd’ and the dialout add group, I was able to get the grid and arc recognized in Processing and the grid in Supercollider.
Overall as a new Linux user I am both pleased and frustrated (with Linux). I love all the flexibility and the different open-source options available, but these nitty gritty things can be difficult to sort out sometimes, and I just don’t have enough of a background to know things to try (bluntly, if I don’t know the commands exactly I am basically out of luck ha ha)