Reading Time: 3 minutes Introduction: mind farts leading up to this So over the past 48 hours of fiddling around with Linux on my Acer C720P ChromeBook, having tried all the several distro’s from the Ubuntu stables, I find myself in favor of Ubuntu flavor Unity. Linux Alternative to Windows Apps Mind you, I didn’t really plan to run […]
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Reading Time: 4 minutes While I was enjoying the ‘good life’, Operating System wise speaking, by running CrunchBang. I had a few things to do in Windows. By investing in a SSD a month ago I can switch OSs within the hour(!). But why? have a few of my Dutch clients complaining the html forms at both OnsPlanB.NL and […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve had this problem a few times now. For a very odd reason, my sounds stops working. Restarting ‘alsa-utils’ won’t help. The only thing that did seem to help is rebooting. But hello … that’s such a ‘windows solution’! The proper way to go about it is: Open a terminal. Type: “sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils stop” and press […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Once upon a time … I used to be fanatic on creating digital music. Although that’s all in the past, technology wise I’m still interested what’s available. to be continued … (when I have more time … not now) Resources used to compile the list: arstechnica.com/open-source/guides/2011/01/making-music-in-linux-and-beyond.ars/2 blog.audiojungle.net/resources/29-music-making-apps-for-linux/ audio.tutsplus.com/articles/general/29-music-making-apps-for-linux/ http://ubuntustudio.org/
Reading Time: 2 minutes TiMidity++, originally and still frequently informally called TiMidity, is a software synthesizer that can play MIDI files without a hardware synthesizer. It can either render to the sound card in real time, or it can save the result to a file, such as a PCM .wav file. TiMidity++ primarily runs under Linux and Unix-like operating systems. Feature […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes My Logitech C200 (el cheapo) webcam is detected in Linux, but it doesn’t seem to work. So let’s dig a little deeper. The built-in Mic works in the Skype test calls, but I don’t get a visual, neither do I see anything — except a white page — in Flash. Yet it seems properly detected […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Does your sound playback works, but can’t get your mic to work in Skype for Linux? The solution is rather straight forward. For some reason the capture devices in the ALSA sound mixer are muted by default. Easy to fix (if you know how): Open Mixer Press button “Select Controls” Check “Capture 1” and “Capture […]