• Da ne zaboravim _\\//

    Da ne zaboravim _\\//

    craptop
    [2009-03-04 19:08] installed filesystem (2009.01-1)
    [2009-03-04 20:35] synchronizing package lists
    [11.09.2012] R.I.P. (3y6m7d / 1287 days)

    kanta
    [2009-03-07 20:18] installed filesystem (2009.01-1)
    [2009-03-07 21:15] synchronizing package lists

    Long live Arch.

  • Sometimes no sound in browser / video player on Arch Linux

    Sometimes no sound in browser / video player on Arch Linux

    Sometimes after booting the machine up I would just get no sound in my browser / video player and sometimes it would be there working just perfectly. The only way to get the sound if it wasn’t there was to reboot the computer. A strange issue I ignored at first thinking it would go away after a few full system updates, but after a while the problem was still there and I got annoyed by it and thankfully found a cure.

    The problem was the usb webcam. Turns out ALSA isn’t very smart when it comes to device assignment so sometimes it would make the snd_usb_audio (webcam) the first sound device instead of the soundcard. A workaround is just putting your soundcard module name before the snd_usb_audio in your /etc/rc.conf. In my case it was like this:

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    MODULES=( ... snd_hda_intel snd_usb_audio ... )

    edit: I think there is one more situation when sound does not work – it’s when your skype autostarts on startup. It starts webcam of course and sometimes skype starts before you can hear the welcoming sound of entering into your WM.

  • Places -> Home = opens Amarok?! O.o

    amarok

    I got this wired bug after I updated my arch linux. Each time I would click on “Places -> Home”, it would run Amarok and start playing music… Some kind of a bug I guess… To solve this problem type the following into your terminal (works for other distros as well I guess):

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    $ sudo nano ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

    and then edit the line contaning “inode/directory=” into:

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    inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;

    So, enjoy your favorite music player… =)

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