Setting up the Acer E14 laptops for Laptop Orchestra

DCA has 4 Acer E14s for the DLOrk. Here are notes on setting them up:

Install Ubuntustudio 16.04

Install Broadcomm wifi driver

Install Chuck and miniAudicle

Download ChucK source:
Download miniAudicle source:

sudo apt-get install bison flex libasound2-dev libsndfile1-dev qt4-default libqscintilla2-dev

cd into src of ChucK source files (src)
make linux-alsa or make linux-jack
sudo make install

cd into src of miniAudicle source files (src)
make linux-alsa or make linux-jack
sudo make install

Include miniAudicle in Main Menu

Install PureData

pd-extended now not supported. use PureData vanilla, install externals with deken

or Install pd-extended (older version)


sudo add-apt-repository "deb `lsb_release -c | awk '{print $2}'` main"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key 9f0fe587374bbe81
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key D63D3D09C39F5EEB

then change the "vivid" in the source.list to "trusty"

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pd-extended

Also, this version works with Jack. Doesn't seem to work without Jack.

** Install Processing

Install Processing 3.2.1

Install Wekinator

Install VLC

Install LibreOffice

Install Axoloti

install also:

OpenJDK Java 1.7
gcc-arm-none-eabi (> 4.9-2015q2), this needs 32bit libc



sudo cp /etc/ssl/certs/java/cacerts /opt/Axoloti/runtime/lib/security/cacerts

Install Sonic Pi

ALSO: Set permissions for HID devices (

Insert this line in /etc/udev/rules.d/hid.rules:

SUBSYSTEM=="input", MODE="666"