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    [SOLVED] Re: Vlc - settings not staying 'set'

    Dumb question...have you saved the settings after tweaks via the preferences GUI? And then restarted VLC? It took me awhile to figure that out...
  2. Re: How capture TRICKY streaming videos from the internet

    Have you tried copying the file directly out of /tmp?
  3. Thread: sound help

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    [SOLVED] Re: sound help

    Are you running pulseaudio?
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    [ubuntu] Re: VLC video playback issues white screen

    What are VLC's messages telling you? It's usually pretty explicit. Try:

    cvlc -vvv /path_to_file/filethatwon'tplay.avi

    ...at the command line.

    .wmv files generally suck. Try converting it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Graphics cards and xrandr

    Just looking at xrandr commands, I see that according to the man info the option -x is for versions 1.0/1.1. I'm running 1.3 on mine, which is a recently updated 10.04 Ubuntu Studio, x64. Might want...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Which free video editing software is good (and doesn't take ages to render)?

    Cinelerra can be used to edit a lower-definition 'working' video file as a placeholder...then you can use the excellent batch processing feature to point it at the real file and render it headlessly....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help understanding alsamixer

    Got a similar setup (4.0 surround configuration, quad receiver/amp). My motherboard supports discrete outputs, and the rear speakers seem bundled to the 'surround' virtual fader. The motherboard...
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    [ubuntu] Re: TV Tuner Card not showing in MythTV

    Same issue here. I got more stats from lsusb with sudo, but don't know how to use the information. Don't know very much about v4l2/etc., though.

    All I want to use it for is capture...installed...
  9. Thread: cctv

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    [ubuntu] Re: cctv

    Just set up a Zoneminder system myself. I'm definitely not a unixwizard. All I did was go to the Zoneminder site and follow the listed procedure explicitly. Nearly all the command line business is...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Angel usb tv tuner as capture?

    Hello, everyone!

    I found a few threads concerning the Dell Angel USB TV tuner, but no responses. Truth is, I'm not sure where to start, and would appreciate any newbie suggestions. All I want to...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    Yeah, I should obviously read up more on grub2 anyway...thanks for your time!
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    Already did that, too. It doesn't return any results whatsoever...no text file, anywhere. I've run it as user and under sudo. Hmm. This is a fresh install, with only some minor GUI tweaking...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    That's the thing...there is no longer a menu.1st in my original main OS - 9.10, on sda1 - and the menu.1st file on this new 10.04 install - 10.04, on sdb5 and sdb6. Hmm.

    And it looks like I...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    I tried using this file for menu.1st:



    ...and it failed. No difference in grub's boot.

    Here's my fdisk listing:
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    What is the proper way to list the OS title? Do I use the exact same text apt-get calls the kernel by? Is there an easy way to get a list on the first hard drive? Grep (I don't have a lot of...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: 10.04 grub install mistake

    Already did that, after modifying the grub2 configuration to display boot options. The 10.04 kernel is the only one listed...just did it again, and it couldn't find the existing kernels...

    Thanks...
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    [ubuntu_studio] 10.04 grub install mistake

    Hello, everyone!

    I just installed 10.04 to the second hard drive on my system, and stupidly installed the new grub to the first drive, which has my standard 9.10 OS on it. Now I cannot boot into...
  18. Thread: EDID issues

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    [all variants] Re: EDID issues

    I'm wrestling with this as well. It doesn't help that I'm basically a linux newbie...

    Upon a fresh install, I tried to install the latest stable drivers. Nvidia-xconfig doesn't seem to be able to...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Well, that worked...except that it somehow only allowed 60hz refresh rates on both monitors. I ran nvidia-xconfig again, and that seemed to work. Until I decide to poke around in there again.
    ...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Well, to be more specific: the final product was off just a bit. My 'main' monitor (the Viewsonic) usually runs a roster of typical refresh rates (65, 70, 75, 85) just fine. My reference above to the...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Ahh, almost. I've got 65hz XGA just fine...the Viewsonic can run at 87.5i, but it drops a scan...and it just flat-out won't do 76hz. Which seems like it might be a weird frequency regardless (I don't...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    DVI0 is connected to an old Viewsonic PF790, with some pretty crappy color guns. I only really want 1024x768/70hz, but being able to step it up a little from time to time would be cool:

    Dot Pitch...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Here's the verbose logfile thing...had to tar it.


    Question:

    Your procedure above...1. logout, etc...well, doesn't Ctl+Alt+F1 log you out already? I know there are 6 consoles hanging out back...
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    OK, I've replaced my xorg.conf file with the one posted by Iain above. I've seen this state before a couple of times...

    Namely, I can enable screen 1 and plop in any resolution I would like. Cool....
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    Re: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

    Excuse the noise post...I missed Iain's response above. Thanks for the responses!
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