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AC97 sound fix

I am running Kubuntu Dapper on AMD_64. I just upgraded from breezy, where my sound worked fine. After upgrading to dapper, my sound went really low and static-y. I had sound, but it was really really bad sound. I tinkered with alsa and artsd, I checked all my connections, googled, tinkered more and finally I opened up kmix and noticed 4 sliders labeled VIA DXS.
Sliding the first one up fixed my sound issues instantly. The other three did nothing.
So, if you have a low static sound from your speakers, try the first slider in kmix called VIA DXS. I found nothing about this on google, so if nothing else works it may be your problem.

I hope this helps.

Backing Up and Restoring Using the cpio Command in Linux and Unix

The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. The cpio command has two unusual featuresUnlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen). This feature means that cpio must be used as part of a multiple command or with a redirection pipe. cpio must always be used with one of three flags. Flags are options that set the mode in which the command runs. Only one flag can be used at a time, and it must come before any other options. In addition, the choice of flags limits the options that can be used. Each flag also has a gnu option that can used in its place. The gnu option gives a convenient name for each flag: extract, create, and pass- through. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/cpiocommand.htm

I really need to install ssh on ubuntu

Hello ! One more thing: How can I install this ssh source ? I have done a back up by a ssh in my older Mandrake 10.1, althought it was not me that have installed. I am trying to access this Ubuntu machine from a Windows XP ssh and it is not working. What do I have to do ? Thank you everyone. Cristiano.biologiaunb.

I can not install amsn on ubuntu

Hi there everybody. I am very noob on Ubuntu (and Linux at all) and I can not install amsn. I have downloaded this version: amsn_0.95-2_i386.deb. I have written: sudo dpkg -i amsn_0.95-2_i386.deb, but every time I do this, an error msg says: "imlibll is not installed, sox is not installed, docker is not installed" What the heck is this ? And where or how can I install this ? I used to work on Mandrake 10.1 and this .deb thing seems very odd to me. Is there anyone that can help me ? Thanks a lot. Cristiano.biologiaunb

HELP!!! Ubuntu 6 graphical login not working!!!

I just installed the latest beta of Drapper Drake on my PowerBook and when I go to log in the login defaults to the console login and I don't know how to get it to go back to the graphical login or to get any graphical interface.  I'm a newbie, please help!I tried "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" but I get "command not found"  ctrl + alt + F7 doesn't do anything either (but F1-F6 get me the other consoles)


i had install real player on my system.. but y there are no sound even tough i played the music ?/i am currently using Sound Blaster Live! 24Bit ..i am confused.. my ubuntu ony "produces" sound for system sound only..10q

Configuring WINS & Proxy Server...

i am a newbie to linux n ubuntu. i had install breezy badger on my system. i am currently studying. the problem is that my network in my uni need WINS & Proxy to be configured 1st be4 entering the net.. so, i need help somehow to enter d net...

Article about FreeNX

This article from Linux.com talks about the improved performance that FreeNX offers over VNC and gives info on how to install it on Ubuntu:


Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/burningdvd.htm

Day two with Dapper Drake

Currently, I'm compiling Gaim 2.0.0-beta 3, going to test it out, the beta2 were great, but still, gaim lacks some msn messenger -only features, like custom smileys, I use those, that is why it is hard to start using gaim, now I've used amsn (cause it supports Webcam and custom smilies).

Dapper Drake will be awsome, when it is released, I hope that all the bugs are fixed for the final version, Open-Office has some nasty bugs, like now I'm using gnome 2.14.1 with default settings, and Open-Office has bug: I can't view the menu's nor icons. Screenshot here

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This is my first blog entry, It's almost time for a summer vacation from the college, So I could format my computer happily from all the windows trash etc. (I have to use windows, cause the homework which require programs like Visual Basic 6/.NET, Photoshop CS2). But now I don't need those anymore, so I saw this as a change, to test the Dapper Drake.

Yesterday I installed the Dapper Drake flight 7, and I'm really happy about all this, XGL is working perfectly with Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT, I didn't even have to mess with the xorg.conf (much), but one thing I noticed, the DRI module is broken? or so I heard

mod@kaizoku:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No

I tried everything to enable it, but no luck, I had some other problems too, like pressing shift & backspace, that zap's the X, like pressing ctrl+alt+backspace. I noticed some bugs in Konqueror 3.5 too, like the OS selection dropdown box at http://www.opera.com/ doesn't work, didn't really have time to check the sourcecode.

Installing and Configuring Oracle Database XE

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database forDevelopers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applicationsDBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deploymentIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of chargeEducational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculumhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oracle.htm

XWindows on IBM T43 Thinkpad.

I have a really strange problem which I am hoping that someone here can fix. I have a T43 IBM thinkpad that I just loaded Breezy Badger on. The install went fine, and the startup splash screen come up just fine, but when it comes time for the login screen to come up the external monitor goes blank and says it has lost it's connection.The strange part is that when I remove the laptop from the docking station it comes up perfectly. I can login and use Gnome just fine.Is there some setting I need to change so that I can use Ubuntu on my external monitor?Thanks!Jason

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslog-ng.htmOne more thing is most of the users look for web interface for syslog-NG for this http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslogngweb.htm