Today I finally managed to get lossless HD audio working from my Linux media PC over HDMI! I’ll probably update this post as time goes, but for now it’s a quick recipe of what I did: Configure a PulseAudio ALSA sink to use the HDMI output Video cards present HDMI audio interfaces in an interesting […]
Mostly as a reminder to myself… it’s important to have a cron job that verifies your RAID array integrity on a regular basis. (Once a week is what most hardware RAID controllers seem to use.) This is accomplished with a command such as: echo check > /sys/block/md0/md/sync_action Replace md0 with the device name of your […]
Another useful link I think is worth sharing. If you feel like contributing to Open Source but aren’t sure how, this is a great article for getting started: 14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star.
I was made aware of this article by Chris Haverkate, and I think it deems sharing: Cool Open Source Games You Should Contribute To
Yesterday, Mark pointed me at the following article, which I feel is quite relevant to most Linux versus Windows debates that go on these days. In particular, the analogies of cars versus motorbikes, and paid support (no community) versus free support (community), seem to do a fantastic job of explaining why it’s so hard for […]
Today I wanted to try a masked version of KDE on my laptop. As KDE is a very large set of packages, I was not looking forward to manually keywording every required package. Luckily, someone else has solved this problem. A quick Google search led me to autounmask which didn’t exist the last time I […]
Interesting commentary on recent criticism that Ubuntu has received for not contributing to the Linux kernel: Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Reflections on Ubuntu, Canonical and the march to free software adoption.
The scenario is this: I have a system with several external USB hard drives that are part of a RAID5 array. (It’s a work in progress, I’m simply out of SATA controllers right now.) The problem is that sometimes (about once per month) two or more of the drives will have USB bus errors simultaneously […]