No sound output from Steam/wine

Hmmm

The last two hours of my life have been spent trying to figure out why I’m not getting any sound out of my Windows Steam games that I’m trying to run via the WINE compatibility layer on my Xubuntu 14.4 install.

Choosing a GF friendly Linux for netbooks

My SO’s netbook is choking. I’m hoping it’s just caused by a flakey and poorly maintained Ubuntu install and not the symptoms of a netbook on its last legs. While she’s back home for a week in .fi I have a chance to reinstall the OS. I thought I’d take the opportunity to install a… Continue reading Choosing a GF friendly Linux for netbooks

praest76@home:~$ sudo apt-get install something-better

Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem Suggested packages: tuxcart iesperanto kholdem kholdem-themes hurd hurd-doc-se The following NEW packages will be installed shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem 0 upgraded, 7,346,982 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0… Continue reading praest76@home:~$ sudo apt-get install something-better

Tux sux, and you know it!

Which is the odd one out? Yeah, that’s right. Regardless of any personal opinion you might have about the companies in question, Apple and Microsoft both have well designed and instantly recognisable logos. Apple’s in particular is a cultural icon. The windows logo is ubiquitous. Tux, on the other hand… Tux is an embarrassment. A… Continue reading Tux sux, and you know it!

Why I still run Windows

I’m distinctly unemployable. I’ve been unable to stay in a career for any length of time, usually getting bored and leaving or sticking it out and eventually going mental and killing my co-workers with items of furniture. Because of this I am regularly looking for work. Adobe Acrobat, being a fairly standard format, was once… Continue reading Why I still run Windows

How-to: Re-encode mp3 on the console keeping id3v2 tags

I dunno. To elaborate: As many of you will be aware if you’ve been paying attention, I’m currently living in Finland. Due to my geekish nature I’m using a computer that’s 1500+ miles away. Due to BT‘s nature I’m getting a mere fraction of my possible broadband capability. This has meant I’ve been forced to… Continue reading How-to: Re-encode mp3 on the console keeping id3v2 tags

PRAEst76’s big linux FAQ v0.6c

This is my big linux FAQ. Being somewhat of a linux numpty most of these are issues I’ve had and sorted to some degree. If anyone has helpful improvements to suggest then please don’t hesitate to comment. Well, at least hesitate long enough to make sense…

For Fsck sake…

fsck: /dev/hdc7 contains a file system with errors, check forced”… fsck: /dev/hdc7: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY. failed to check filesytem. Do you want to repair the errors? Y/N (beware, you can lose data) I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark… Continue reading For Fsck sake…