I am a volunteer supporting a public middle school in San Francisco, California. We have a music teacher who will be using GNU Denemo over an LDAP'd network of machines that are all basically 512 MB of RAM and running Hardy Xubuntu on P4s ranging from 1.2 ghz chips up to 3 ghz chips. So first let me start by thanking you for GNU Denemo! It is a remarkable program that allows kids to compose their own music, and 85% of the kids who attend school here are so poor that they qualify for free lunches, which in the United States is really saying something. You really have to be poor to qualify for free lunches in the US!
Now to my question: I am wondering if there is a manual other than this manual:http://www.denemo.org/doc/denemo-manual.html
and the manual that comes with Denemo:
Specifically, I am having trouble using the a through g keys plus the y u i o p keys to make whole, half [etc] notes. Pressing a space bar does produce a quarter note, and typing a through g does take the cursor to the nearest appropriate place on the scale.
I have also notice that a red exclaimation mark appears near the front of the score without apparent reason or pattern that I can discern. I am sure that these problems are due to the fact that I am only a level one sys admin (actually a lawyer by trade and training) who is volunteering his time to help build this lab. Our project is described a bit in the September 2008 edition of the Linux Journal, if you have access to that. So the point is that I am sure that much of my problem stems from operator error. Which is why I am asking if there are any manuals that I have not found in googling.
Thanks again for GNU Denemo! It is a key and important program that will help us move this school away from Microsoft products. But for Denemo, the music teacher would have been making more noise to get us on to Microsoft products, thereby potentially diminishing support for a GNU-Linux lab. Thanks again for your help!
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