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The Linux Crusade

Posted 10-15-2015 at 10:00 PM by Randicus Draco Albus

It is encouraging that the Linux religion is thriving. The contingent of missionaries embarking on the crusade to convert the computer heathens to the one true operating system continues to grow at a healthy rate.
(In case there is any doubt, yes, that is sarcasm.)

From what I see on various fora, it seems that the mentality of the Cult of Ubuntu is spreading vigorously throughout the rest of Linuxdom. Missionary zeal used to be restricted to the fantasy of a world dominated by...
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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 05:40 PM by donatom
Updated 10-15-2015 at 06:45 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 03:44 AM by markyd
Updated 10-15-2015 at 04:18 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 01:06 PM by donatom
Updated 10-14-2015 at 01:26 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 12:54 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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