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Skype problem

Posted 04-20-2011 at 02:07 PM by myklmar (Linux Gimux)

It happened again!
Updated Skype, video wouldn't work and it made my voice sound like donald duck!

Have discovered that with some installations Skype video won't work.
So....Try adding this as the properties of a shortcut:

(System >Preferences >Keyboard Shortcuts)

env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype

I've saved mine as Ctrl + Alt + S

No more problems..
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my gratitiude for this community today

Posted 04-20-2011 at 01:06 PM by tbc
Updated 04-20-2011 at 01:10 PM by tbc

Just dropping a short blog post on this site to express my gratitude. I have been a lurker for years. I read Jeremy's announcements when they land in my inbox, but I never seem to have time to engage. I'm frustrated by fragmentation among this site, linux.com, opensource.com, and more. (I have an idea about what I want to do about that, but I have nothing to show yet. Code name: tbc0.) Anyway, today I googled for an answer to a little annoyance and was pleasantly surprised to find the answer at...
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Saving money the "techie" way

Posted 04-20-2011 at 12:42 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 04-20-2011 at 12:54 PM by rocket357

The economy has been screwy for some time now, and even at work we're starting to see the effects of economic downturn. Granted, I'm not trying to purchase a $42,000 server with my *own* finances, but even so I've felt the effects of the struggle both at home and work. So my wife and I discussed some ways to save money, and we realized that our entertainment budget had quite a bit of fat.

Time for an entertainment budget diet.

First off, our ISP is comcast cable (sucks,...
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My first (real) experimentation with SDL

Posted 04-20-2011 at 10:55 AM by MrCode
Updated 04-20-2011 at 02:00 PM by MrCode (stdlib.h include was unnecessary)

It's been a while since I've done any serious programming (if little demo/learning programs can be considered serious ), but I finally got around to doing some little SDL apps.

The code here is basically for learning purposes; it's not like I'm keeping hold of it with an iron grip…IOW, go ahead and use parts of it (or the whole of it) to learn from/use in your own programs/whatever. It's not like there's much here anyway.

The one whose source I'll...
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This surprised even me

Posted 04-20-2011 at 06:03 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

What are the best open source apps? If you agree, that the list should start with Firefox, Thunderbird, and Open Office, read on. Are they good enough to convince everybody that FOSS is the way to go?

NO.

Firefox - it FREEZES. It seldom freezes to a process rill, but tabs stop to respond, URL and Search boxes refuse to receive a cursor, things like that. This freezes more often when I go to and from full screen video.

Thunderbird - it has filters OK,...
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