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Old 09-27-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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Linux Wins Again!


Recently I copied pictures to my computer from a CD. However, what I forgot to do was compare the memory my computer had with the size of the pictures. It turned out I was locked out of all accounts because my disk was full. Windows would have screwed me! However, I switched to the command line and deleted all the pictures, and then I was able to log in.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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You could have also booted into "safe mode" and deleted the photos but either way - you're using Linux and that means you're cooler! Now go buy some more RAM.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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[Tux-O-Matic blushes]I'm a newbie. Is that a good excuse?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #4
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Uh, I don't get how memory is related to hard drive here...
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:14 PM   #5
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Recently I copied pictures to my computer from a CD. However, what I forgot to do was compare the memory my computer had with the size of the pictures. It turned out I was locked out of all accounts because my disk was full. Windows would have screwed me! However, I switched to the command line and deleted all the pictures, and then I was able to log in.
Get two applications which play sound using the OSS API. Now, try to get them to make sound at the same time.

Does linux win this time?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:16 PM   #6
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No, because Linux doesn't have my soundcard driver...
Hm...is Linux really best? Should I go back to Microsoft?
 
Old 09-28-2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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How would windows have "Screwed" you? Whenever I have copied files to a windows partition that didn't have sufficient disk space the copy failed. I then freed up some space on the hard disk and tried again.

Fairly painless.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 06:38 PM   #8
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No, because Linux doesn't have my soundcard driver...
Hm...is Linux really best? Should I go back to Microsoft?
Linux is an Opertaing System, a system that lets you best manage your PC. You must ask yourself do you feel more operable with Windows or Linux? They both have the same goal so use which ever helps you use your PC with less frustration. For me Linux is an obssesion. I have over 1200 post here adn still need help changing a file permission so I am no inux guru but I love it to death and will never use anything else but Linux.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 01:39 PM   #9
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How would windows have "Screwed" you? Whenever I have copied files to a windows partition that didn't have sufficient disk space the copy failed. I then freed up some space on the hard disk and tried again.
More than once I've come up against a situation where filling up a disc under DOS or Windows corrupted the filesystem.

I haven't come across it recently but don't know if this is due to hard discs being larger or NTFS not having this problem.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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Get two applications which play sound using the OSS API. Now, try to get them to make sound at the same time.

Does linux win this time?
Heck yeah! Easy as pi ! Just alias them to do aoss progname and I'm all set.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 03:52 AM   #11
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Get two applications which play sound using the OSS API. Now, try to get them to make sound at the same time.

Does linux win this time?
No it doesn't, i recently posted my thought on this matter. It doesn't win at all. I want to get this sorted out ASAP.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 02:02 PM   #12
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trebek, I would appreciate it if you wouldn't use that kind of language on the Internet (See your signature). Thank you.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 04:29 PM   #13
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trebek, I would appreciate it if you wouldn't use that kind of language on the Internet (See your signature).....
I think that there is nothing wrong with his signature. Any windoze-loving geek could find your signature as offensive as his's
 
Old 10-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #14
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Heck yeah! Easy as pi ! Just alias them to do aoss progname and I'm all set.
One thing, though. aoss doesn't work for all programs. Here's a couple of things which I tried, and aoss didn't work with:

Audacity (doesn't work)
Richard Bannister's Audio Overload (video game music file format player) (doesn't work)
Zsnes (works but causes sound to run out of sync)

Unless you know of fixes for these problems. Do you?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #15
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I used it with audacity. Guess we're kinda hijacking the thread, but post your .asoundrc. Mine looks like this:
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pcm.ossmix {
type dmix
ipc_key 1024 # must be unique!
# ipc_key_add_uid false # let multiple users share
# ipc_perm 0666 # IPC permissions for multi-user sharing (octal, default 0600)
slave {
pcm "hw:0,0" # you cannot use a "plug" device here, darn.
period_time 0
period_size 1024 # must be power of 2
buffer_size 8192 # dito. It
#format "S32_LE"
#periods 128 # dito.
#rate 8000 # with rate 8000 you *will* hear,
# if ossmix is used
}
# bindings are cool. This says, that only the first
# two channels are to be used by dmix, which is
# enough for (most) oss apps and also lets
# multichannel chios work much faster:
bindings {
0 0 # from 0 => to 0
1 1 # from 1 => to 1
}
}
pcm.dsp0 {
type plug
slave.pcm "ossmix" # use our new PCM here
}
# mixer0 like above
ctl.mixer0 {
type hw
card 0
}

# You may want to make your new ossmix the default for alsa.
# If your alsa programs are complaining that they can't open
# your sound devices, try uncommenting this next line
#pcm.default pcm.dsp0

 
  


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