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    [ubuntu] Re: CD/DVD problem

    I should note that for me back in January, it was indeed a hardware problem -- I had hooked up too many devices to my (rather weak) PSU, the DVD-drive was the straw that broke its back. It was strong...
  2. [all variants] Re: AMD/ATI Open Source, just to understand something...

    I guess there is, yeah. In places like xorg.conf, ATI's proprietary driver is called fglrx while the free/open source version was simply (for applicable cards, of course) called radeon. On ATI...
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    [ubuntu] CD/DVD problem

    So I'm running a HTPC box with Ubuntu Server 10.04, Lucid.


    eric@Gimli:~$ uname -a
    Linux Gimli 2.6.32-27-server #49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 02:05:21 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/LinuxProblem is, I can't...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Windows 7 clean install to a partition , how do i keep grub?

    This is somewhat tricky. The Windows installer will create two partitions, one of which will overwrite MBR and the other that holds the actual Windows installation. The first one is quite small and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Best way to image entire laptop HD

    dd does what you want, and it's not really slower than anything else if you tell it to read chunks larger than the default 1 byte. Read the manpage carefully, and you ought to be good. :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Troubleshooting ALSA

    Indeed I did. Better yet, I wrote down how. :)

    Here you go! Hope it works.

    Edit: This was on a machine running Lucid.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Troubleshooting ALSA

    Solved it!

    Turns out /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf needed one additional line:


    options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-6ch-dig(Don't ask me where "Intel" gets into this, the audio chip's a...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Can't Output 5.1 Sound In Ubuntu 10.4, No Problem with Earlier version.

    What happens when you try:


    speaker-test -t wav -c 6 -D surround51.. in a terminal?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Troubleshooting ALSA

    More info, I just built and installed a fresh ALSA (modules and library) from source:


    eric@gimli:~$ cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
    Compiled...
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    [SOLVED] Troubleshooting ALSA

    After much troubleshooting, I still can't figure out what's wrong -- I simply can't make ALSA play 5.1 audio, though OSS4 works. (but ALSA emulation also fails)

    Without any custom alsa.conf's or...
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    [SOLVED] Troubleshooting ALSA

    So I plugged in some fresh 5.1 speakers onto my HTPC system, and... Well, ALSA ain't making sense to me. Basically, I seem to be stuck with stereo audio.


    eric@gimli:~$ aplay -L
    pulse
    ...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu/Win7 dual-boot on multiple disks?

    I seem to (finally) have found a solution. Windows insists on having the hidden mini-partition installed on the first harddrive, so by making the larger 400gb drive the first one in BIOS I managed to...
  13. [SOLVED] Ubuntu/Win7 dual-boot on multiple disks?

    Greetings, all. I've got some problems related to setting up a dual-boot system between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The related Wiki pages doesn't seem to adress the problem, and so I come here for help.
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