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No sound in Oracle virtualbox

Posted 11-23-2015 at 07:24 PM by WestCoastSunset

I run oracle virtualbox to run XP for one program for which there is no comparable Linux equivalent. I use to have sound working when I had debian 7 installed. But with debian 8 sound on a prexisting image does not work the virtual device is only recognized as a pci device which means XP's plug and play feature will not work.

The problem? I was using the K desktop and just about everything I have ever seen in linux is usually developed with Gnome in mind. The solution? Install Gnome...
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Killed my xserver - here is a quick fix

Posted 09-21-2015 at 09:23 AM by WestCoastSunset

Delete your xorg.conf and reboot.

Actually, I just logged in as root and moved it to my home folder. I wanted to compare the new configuration file, which gets autogenerated, to the mangled config, which got that way when I tried to get Jedi Outcast running.

I did have to reset the resolution as it was on 640 x 480 (This is the default resolution for Jedi I think)

This is something in which there is no windows equivalent. Which for some nerdy...
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Debian Jessie - 3 weeks in

Posted 09-07-2015 at 01:33 PM by WestCoastSunset
Tags 8.1, jessie

Well, I've been using Jessie for about 3 weeks now and after a rocky start, everything is going smoother. Samba was not a big all night process this time since I backed up my /etc folder before doing a fresh install (along with my home folder of course).

Cinlerra & Firefox installed without a hitch since as of right now they are just downloadable binaries. Audacity, and Avidemux would not install without first upgrading some libraries. I believe this might have been due to an...
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a quick review of my debian 8.1 install - fail

Posted 08-18-2015 at 02:20 AM by WestCoastSunset
Updated 08-18-2015 at 03:44 PM by WestCoastSunset

Basically the debian install partition manager doesn't work. How in the world can you release an install image when the partition manager refuses to format the partitions you create?! I had to create the partitions, reboot into a gparted live bootable usb, format them, reboot into debian 8.1 to specify how to mount the damn partitions!

The other annoying thing, but this one is miniscule. Even though I downloaded a non free firmware iso, I still had to download the correct...
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Windows 10 upgrade for all you dual booters

Posted 08-16-2015 at 02:44 AM by WestCoastSunset

Avoid windows 10 like the plague. I did an upgrade instead of a clean install. Jedi knight doesn't work at all (I really like DF2), Oblivion IV is actually slower, and my sound doesn't work.

i5 2.53 ghz
8 gigs ram
nvs 3100m

These are actually pretty decent specs. I could see Oblivion not working, but Jedi?

Fortunately I have a disk image. It will be restored tonight.

windows 10: avoid avoid avoid
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