a *very* odd question especially for me.

Karen Lewellen klewellen at shellworld.net
Sat Jul 25 01:17:07 UTC 2015

I prefer keeping this on its on Linux machine.  granted i have had a 
dedicated  though useless Linux box here for   over three years now, when a 
member installed Linux on a drive for me, leaving out totally the server, 
and lord knows what else. 
I want to have the ability to learn Linux at some point if something ever 
exists as a better screen reader  than speekup.
Plus as peter illustrates, this is more than just for lillypond.  I want 
to run some of the several packages suggested.
If need be I want to connect the piano keyboard  to the machine as well, 
which cannot be done with my main machine.  I want the playback solely on 
that machine too, its speakers, its quality sound card.
Basically setting up a Linux machine only for music work but the ability 
to Handel  the speech interaction via ssh TELNET from my dos machine with what I know is quality speech.
At its best, as you hinted the scripting might not require much user 
interaction at all.  So I can just write  arrange listen and print .
Is that more clear?

On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Unless I'm mistaken, the distro for music is more for interactive music 
> production.  I think maybe the poster meant Ubuntu Studio.  In that case, 
> it's a graphical environment designed for audio production as I mentioned. 
> That is overkill for what you need.  Debian, Slackware, RHEL, etc most likely 
> have the packages you need for Lillypond.  You obviously don't need or want a 
> graphical environment.  Regarding sound, that's a totally separate 
> discussion.  I guess what I'm wondering is why you need a dedicated Linux box 
> at all when almost any decent shell account should be able to do the same 
> thing if it has Lillypond installed.  You could maybe even generate audio 
> files from the music without a sound card, but I am not that familiar with 
> Lillypond.  I know you can generate MIDI files this way.
> On 7/23/2015 6:25 AM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>  thanks for the detailed answer.
>>  A Linux distribution just for music would be terrific.
>>  I have no interest in using speakup,  and since ssh telnet is more secure,
>>  plus effortless in dos, that will be fine .
>>  Yes about Lillypond, abc notation as well.
>>  I will ask on the Linux audio list about the music distribution, unless
>>  someone  else knows.  the sound cards as well.
>>  thanks again,
>>  Kare
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