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External microphone: very low volume

Posted 02-03-2009 at 12:45 AM by xri

At some point, while using my softphone, my voice was hardly perceptible on the other side. People would hang on me because they could hear only whispers. I could not leave messages because the answering service could not record anything. Very frustrating considering that it was working great before.
Maybe I messed with some configs as I usually do.
I tested the input through my microphone with KRec; it was all as if I my microphone was dying.
I played with the settings on Kmix...
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Thoughts on problem solving for new Linux users

Posted 02-02-2009 at 01:40 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-03-2009 at 10:05 PM by rocket357

One of the hardest issues to grasp for many Linux newbies is not a Linux issue, rather it's their problem-solving approach. With the closed-source Windows business model, you really only have one problem-solving option available: tech support. While members at sites such as LQ do their very best to provide something like tech support, there really is a lot more that newbies can do to speed up both their understanding of Linux and finding a solution to whatever problem they're looking at right...
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Penguin on notebook

Posted 02-01-2009 at 06:09 AM by vinayanlinux

Please be frank enough to expose me on the best notebook linux for a newbee...........
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KDE 4.2 is still below beta quality

Posted 01-31-2009 at 05:51 PM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

KDE 4.2 is still an alpha quality code. Code reaches beta quality when testers are required to find bugs. Anything with evident bugs is an alpha regardless of what it can do.

Since Slackware current testing readme tells us that KDE 4 will be probably merged into the main tree soon, I decided that it is time to check it out. In less than an hour I experienced the following immediately evident bugs:

Analog clock in the auto-hiding task bar managed to show up as a narrow...
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Finally gave in and asked the hardware forum.

Posted 01-31-2009 at 12:18 AM by ctroyer

I was hoping to avoid posting in the hardware forum, but as I haven't been making any headway by searching elsewhere, I posted there. From the research I've done, it looks as if the development of the madwifi modules stopped before my kernel came out ( and there is some detail that prevents it from compiling properly. I've read lots of threads, here and elsewhere, in which people were trying to compile on newer kernels, and still seeing the ath_pci failing to load. Too many of the threads...
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