Zynthian on x86_64 "Intel" architecture?

Has anyone got Zynthian running on x86 / x86_64 based hardware ?
I love Zynthian - specially the touchscreen interface and the fairly easy way to configure it and would love it on an “ordinary” laptop with an external touchscreen connected. The main reason for this is that this would allow me to load Windows VSTs via Carla or another host and some great pieces of Linux synth software are not available as ARM builds (yet).

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Simply install the needed software on your laptop. I recommend to start with a fresh Debian and adapt the rbpi “setup” script.

Good Luck!!

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I had it running on a netbook with Fedora before I dove in with the v2 kit. The biggest issue I had with it was I wanted things to run as a normal user, not as root, and also from inside a user dir, not /zynthian That required some jigging about.

Where do I start ? Do I have to clone all the github repos and install them one by one ? Or is there (and where) a generic script that automatically pulls and installs everything ? All installers I can find are for the creation of SD-card images.
Thanks for any help in advance.

You should take a look to the setup script, on the zynthian-sys repository:




Thanks for this info. The script gives a good insight about how Zynthian is setup. I always wanted to ask about integrating KXStudio but now I can see that it’s already there.

That would be actually interesting.
What is “(https://github.com/zynthian/zynthian-sys/tree/master/scripts/setup_system_desktop_jessie.sh” doing differently from “https://github.com/zynthian/zynthian-sys/tree/master/scripts/setup_system_rbpi_raspbian_lite_buster.sh”?

The jessie script is very outdated, you should use the buster script as reference …