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A little ALSA magic

Posted 03-11-2011 at 06:27 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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My fight against ads.

Posted 12-13-2010 at 10:22 AM by serafean
Updated 12-13-2010 at 03:57 PM by serafean

Running openwrt on my router and hating advertisements, I decided to look into dnsmasq's possibilities. And indeed it supports hard binding of addresses to Domain names.

adding
Code:
conf-dir=/etc/dnsmasq.d/
to dnsmasq.conf, and putting a file generated by http://pgl.yoyo.org/as/ in there (as ablock.conf) quite securely blocks all ads on my network (and from basic testing, it seems that even ads at the beginning of flash videos are filtered out. YAY!).

I know using /etc/hosts...
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X dual head, one graphic card

Posted 10-25-2010 at 10:48 AM by serafean
Updated 11-04-2010 at 04:20 PM by serafean

X configuration

Goal : 2 separate X screens working as dual-head(like 2 mice, 2 keyboards), powered by one graphic card(nvidia ion, 1st gen).

features used :
  • X multiple screens (Zaphod mode?)
  • MPX (multiple input X)

First configure the X server through xorg.conf :
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Monitor"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 1500 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0  #LeftOf "Screen0"
...
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File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (2.9 KB, 8 views)
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HTPC configuration series

Posted 10-08-2010 at 04:09 PM by serafean
Tags htpc, imon, zotac

In this little blog series I'll describe my process of configuring my new HTPC.

hardware :Goals :
  • HDMI connected TV, running a media center
  • DVI/D-Sub connected LCD screen on which a full fledged KDE desktop always ready for quick internet acces (and to serve a connected scanner)
  • Sound output simultaneously to an
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Windows has everything...

Posted 03-04-2009 at 04:16 PM by serafean

That was the argument used by my grandfather when I told him to reboot...into Archlinux if he wanted to work efficiently. "What doesn't Linux have?" was my natural response. "Linux doesn't have my documents, Linux doesn't have the software for my Kodak digital camera, and for my pulse monitoring device" I admit I had to concede the last point. Try explaining the difference between storing/accessing data and running a program : in both cases its just a click on an icon. So Linux...
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