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How I got my microphone to work in Arch Linux and How you can save time and frustration

Posted 10-15-2015 at 06:40 PM by donatom
Updated 10-15-2015 at 07:45 PM by donatom

I am writing this to help any poor soul who like me has spent hours trying to get his microphone to work. I am an Arch Linux user and Arch has excellent support. For instance the following website offers all kinds of help to get sound and recording to work:

Another website that I found quite helpful is:

And of course there are many other sites that offer...
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Hp x2 11

Posted 10-15-2015 at 04:44 AM by markyd
Updated 10-15-2015 at 05:18 AM by markyd

September 2015

Wow has it been that long since I posted here? OK, my trusty Asus X101CH (see other blog post) has been a bit of a dog, granted a hard working loyal and faithful one but still a dog and after putting in a dismal performance when trying to play Minecraft the hunt was on for a replacement. Now I am a sucker for the "transformer" format but I am sticking 2 fingers up at Asus for making the X101 so rubish for Linux! So what next?

I have taken a...
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What to do when one of your installations goes missing on a multi-boot BIOS system

Posted 10-14-2015 at 02:06 PM by donatom
Updated 10-14-2015 at 02:26 PM by donatom

I have several multiboot systems (Arch, Fedora, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.). On each I have chosen to make Fedora the "master" distro; that is the distro that controls grub. On occasion, after a system upgrade when Fedora updates the kernel, I "lose" one of my installations -- usually Arch Linux. What I mean by "lose" is that the distro is still on the grub menu but when chosen, booting fails.

Why does this happen? Well, when Fedora updates the grub configuration...
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My Unity Desktop

Posted 10-14-2015 at 01:54 PM by reykev

I think I like my Unity desktop environment the best, of what I have tried so far.

I have various version of the GNOME desktop and like them.
I have KDE Plasma and like it.
I have XFCE and like it too.

But I find I have the most control in Unity. For instance, I use this thing called 'System Load Indicator' that I got from the software center. It sits in my top bar and is very informative. I like having that there. In Plasma, I can't do that. They...
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No Avitar?

Posted 10-14-2015 at 01:48 PM by reykev

I don't see a place to put my image on my profile. Am I missing something?
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