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FAVTR (Free Audio Visual Tools Research) is a project looking into the possibilities of using Free and Open Source software for creative audiovisual activities on no-cost and very low cost computer hardware and aims to be a community resource
FAVTR is funded by the Arts Council of England, Yorkshire.
FAVTR asks the question whether emerging artists, arts organisations and other individuals and groups need to own or buy top-end computers and expensive software licenses to produce creative work.
FAVTR aims to discover user-friendly solutions within the world of Free and Open Source software running on recycled or low cost computers, and uses ACCESS SPACE, Sheffield, UK as an environment to discover whether this is possible.
Access Space is the UK’s first and longest running open access media lab an uses only Free and Open Source software.
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Here’s sources.list for ===UbuntuStudio (Ubuntu Hardy)===. Using this one will to be able to apt-get a/v software not included on the ISO image.
As sudo root open the sources.list with gedit
root@ubuntustudio: gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Take a good look and cut and paste into it anything from below which isn’t included.

#
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Studio 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423.1)]/ hardy main multiverse restricted universe

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Studio 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423.1)]/ hardy main multiverse restricted universe
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the ‘backports’
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical’s
## ‘partner’ repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

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PUREDYNE MISO
We are looking at pure:dyne miso, the current version of the multimedia distro developed by GOTO10
http://code.goto10.org/projects/puredyne

Some initial notes for Access Space users which others may find useful:
As far as we can tell booting from a puredyne miso Live CD or DVD works fine on all the computers at Access Space
(as long as the BIOS is edited to boot from CDROM first).

liveUSB installation and liveHD installation problems:

A successful liveUSB installation won’t boot if the Flash pen is in the new USB port
installed in the old floppy drives on the front of the computers.
Also some of the older desktop pcs do not have an option in the BIOS for usbHD as first boot device.

When making a liveUSB installation (instructions at http://code.goto10.org/projects/puredyne/wiki/liveUSBInstall)
you need to remember that you have to unmount the pen drive once you have partitioned it (see below).


cd ~
## Now you need to do a umount for the pen drive. Note that is probably mounted in /media

cp -r /home/username/Desktop/puredyne-miso.iso /root ## Note to change for the relevant username
sudo /sbin/lilo -M /dev/sdb

mkdir iso usb
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 usb

sudo mount -o loop puredyne-*.iso iso
cp -rv iso/* usb

cd usb
mv isolinux/* .

rm -rf isolinux/
sed -i ‘s/\/isolinuxg’ *.cfg
sed -i ‘s/\/isolinuxg’ *.txt
mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg

mv isolinux.bin syslinux.bin
cd ..

sudo umount usb
sudo umount iso

syslinux /dev/sdb1


If you have created a liveHD installation (http://code.goto10.org/projects/puredyne/wiki/liveHDInstall-pd-lin)
unfortunately the new USB ports for Flash sticks and Flash camera memory which have been installed
in the old floppy drives on the front of the computers cause a boot problem here. To get around this
//the new USB ports have to have their power disconnected before pure:dyne will boot.

 
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