Monday, February 25, 2013

DidJiX 1.1 is ready

The new release of DidJiX is up!

You can follow all the changes from the DidJiX repository but, to summarize, the main change is the usage of the kernel mode setting.

Always about the kernel which is now in 3.7.9, the kernel module for the Hercules DJ Console Mk2 is included in this release of DidJiX. You may have to manually load it if udev don't do it automatically.

If you experience problems with this new video mode, you can always start DidJiX in vesa mode at boot prompt. I would appreciate your feedback on this topic.

Download it, try it and mix...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hercules DJ Console Mk2 with DidJiX 1.0

The use of this console requires the presence of specific kernel module that is not included in DidJix... This module is now available here.
Size: 49Ko - Sha1: fc47258b30e0ddcabf107eb7ff9a259213f6a0ab

  • Download and save the DidJiX.1.0.hdjmod.pkg.tar.xz package on the second partition of your DidJiX removable media, where there's all your musics.

  • Start DidJiX, open a terminal over Mixxx with Win t keys, install the downloaded package with pacman, load the specific kernel module,

      cd /mnt/Mixxx/Musics/
      pacman -U DidJiX.1.0.hdjmod.pkg.tar.xz
      modprobe hdj-mod

  • Close the terminal with Ctrl d keys and try your Hercules DJ console...

  • If all is good, change the DidJix behavior to automate all. Open a terminal over Mixxx and run these commands to change your .xinitrc script,

      echo pacman -U /mnt/Mixxx/Musics/DidJiX.1.0.hdjmod.pkg.tar.xz \
      >> /mnt/Mixxx/Musics/.xinitrc
      echo modprobe hdj-mod >> /mnt/Mixxx/Musics/.xinitrc

Next release of DidJix will try to include this module... Thanks to Gimmeapill for his work on hdjmod.

Note that the package can be downloaded directly from DidJiX...

  cd /mnt/Mixxx/Musics/