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A little ALSA magic

Posted 03-11-2011 at 07:27 PM by serafean

Wanted configuration :
  • user kde can play sound using the Optical output
  • user enna can play via analog and optical simultaneously (optionaly HDMI)
  • Both users can play via Optical at the same time
  • Both have access to an upmixing device that encodes the stream into A52 and sends via the Optical output

first we name the outputs (link numbers to names, this will be different on your hardware) and add a dmix device for the digital output to the global asoundrc:
Code:
pcm.analog{
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deleting file on ntfs partition

Posted 03-11-2011 at 12:33 AM by sumeet inani
Updated 03-11-2011 at 12:36 AM by sumeet inani (clarification)

I have portable USB hard disk with NTFS filesystem . I copied a file emding with space (eg 'a.avi ') on it in ubuntu.
At home when I plugged hard disk in XP then the file won't be deleted,renamed,edited etc. Could not change permission .
I got message
Code:
Cannot read from source file or disk
Then I ran in windows command prompt
Code:
erase "\\?\j:\a.avi "
So the moral is-
Quote:
Filename was invalid for windows OS
...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Slackpkg

Posted 03-11-2011 at 12:17 AM by arniekat

Slackpkg Tutorial for Security Updates

Slackpkg 2.81.1 is included in the Full Installation of Slackware-13.1. One of its functions is to keep your system up-to-date with regard to security updates from the network/Internet. It does not replace pkgtool, but uses pkgtool to install/upgrade packages.

You need to uncomment one mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file

# vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

You can include new mirrors in this file, including...
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Size of swap for Linux machine with 49,133,092 KB RAM.

Posted 03-10-2011 at 05:03 AM by pushpa_dwivedi

Hi,

I have to install RHEL 5.4 version on a machine with 49,133,092 KB RAM. Please let me know what should be the size of swap area ?
Also please tell me how to reduce the size of swap if I have given more swap size than its RAM ?

Thanks & Regards,

Pushpa
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Offense or Defense?

Posted 03-09-2011 at 01:27 PM by tuxandpucks

My brain tends to generate a lot of questions all day long. This latest one has me thinking. Should Open-Source software go more on the offensive and point out any of the faults of proprietary software? Should a website be generated that continuously runs ads pointing out that proprietary software is less-customizable, less secure from virus threats, and doesn't want to be shared? Another part of an ad compaign that would be essential is the fact that very little proprietary software programmers...
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