Anyone here have a good solution for individually controlling sound output without relying on that individual programs audio settings? For example:I am writing a paper while listening to some nice creative commons jamendo music, and I have to look something up online - I don't want to hear random audio/video advertisements.
or I get a VoIP call and I want that program to continue with sound, but want to mute my 8bit sequencer and whatever else.
I got a new Sony F series laptop and struggled thru getting the video card to work, the wireless card to work, and the volume to work on 9.10. The brightness controls have stumped me though. The screen is on full bright and the brightness controls (FN+F5 & FN+F6) make the applet display change but the actual screen brightness does not change. I have also tried the brightness applet in the panel and that also has no effect on actual screen brightness.
how to set at least my headphone/lineout socket precisely to -15dB at boot up? If I knew how to make amixer commands permanent, I wouldn't be re-raising the issue
The Gnome GUI volume control is fine in normal circumstances but to set it accurately requires a bit too much fiddling, IMO - now if someone were to adjust the programming so a dB readout accompanies slider movement, rather than as a pop-up after adjusting the slider, 'twould be more ergonomic, IMO.
I have a personal laptop and a work laptop. personal is running ubuntu 10.4(which im planning upgrade to 10.10 soon) and Win-Xp on work laptop. I would like to run ubuntu on work machine, but i need to use vmware vsphere client regularly as half my work is related to it.
Is there an alternative available for vmware vsphere client? How can i have ubuntu on work laptop and have access to VMs via the control center? Is running Windows-XP on ubuntu via vitual box a resolution? If yes, I have 3GB of RAM on my work laptop, is that enough?
I have an issue with Debian 7.8 (wheezy) on my laptop. I've had to reinstall Debian on my laptop and since then I've had issues getting brightness controls to work properly.
It's a Core i3 370M processor with Ironlake graphics, I've had this issue before with Ubuntu and I sought [URL] ..... I've tried the steps that worked for Ubuntu (thinking they'd be the same as they're both Debian based) and it hasn't worked.
What should I try to get it to work? Since I have updated my grub config (as per the Ubuntu fix), brightness doesn't work at all and my screen now tiles ever so slightly when moving the cursor from side to side. I'll revert those changes if need be or if this issue cannot be resolved.
I've tried to install the Intel graphics drivers from 01.org, however I get an issue with libglib dependencies not being satisfied ( libglib2.0-0(>=2.37.3) ) that how to resolve.
I'm trying to control the fan speed on my laptop (IBM Thinkpad T43.) I used lsmod and saw that the thinkpad_acpi module was already load, but I know I need the fan_control=1 option so I did this:
$modprobe thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1. Then I did: $echo level 7 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan and I get an error: write error: Invalid argument
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, Also, if I wanted to load the module thinkpad_acpi at boot time with the fan_control=1 option, should I add it to /etc/rc.modules? In other words, does the rc.modules file override udev? And do I need to remove the module before reloading it with the fan_control=1 option?
I really need some control over my fan speed, as it seems by laptop is running rather hot.
how to control the speed of the fan in my laptop ? i use ubuntu ...i don't seem to use it to full power and it is always cool .. it makes lots of noise.i don't know what to say for commands i've run . i tried lm-sensors but it says command not found. sensors gives me some output and "temp1" which say +69degrees maximum 89 ..i used the search function but it just gave me some unsolved threads.
I have lirc but I haven't got the hang of it yet. Ive have made a lircmap.xml and put that file in /.xbmc/userdata but xbmc still doesn't respond to it. I have even tried /.xbmc/userdata/keymaps and nothing. You can say that I have lost faith in lirc. I there a program that can translate remote control signals to regular keyboard letters?
Today I updated using yum there was a update to something called control- center (2 updates for this) It said it was for changing fonts backgrounds, themes etc... is this just a update for systems settings or tweak tool or a new program? I know I cant change themes in System Settings so what is this...Anyone download this today? I cant find a new application.
In Fedora 12, I am trying to use a program that uses uinput to inject mouse events to control X applications. This worked with Fedora 9, but doesn't with Fedora 12. I see the following in my Xorg.0.log:
(II) config/hal: Adding input device Prototype IRPointer Device (II) LoadModule: "synaptics" (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation" compiled for 1.7.1, module version = 1.2.1 Module class: X.Org XInput Driver ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
The device is not a synaptics touchpad, and so the X load of the driver is incorrect. But I don't know how to get X to ignore it's own driver and use evdev. (Or even if that's the right thing.) A general explanation of how hal and evdev are related, for the current X server,
Can't I forward a program window from my laptop to my desktop securely, both running Linux?How to ssh -X an existing window program just like the 'screen' program does?This question came up with my friends when watching an episode of 24! "Almeida send me your screen"
I don't know how this happened, but my keyboard copy and paste functions have stopped working. Oddly enough, I discovered that I can only copy and paste by using the third mouse button. Pressing down on the scroll wheel after highlighting text copies the text, pressing it again pastes it Ican still use the Edit-copy and Edit-paste menu functions.
I'm sure it has something to do with all the tinkering I have been doing with my desktop. I have been experimenting with CompizConfig and Cairo dock, changing my themes and things of this nature.
I feel little silly asking this, I accidently removed from my gnome panel my internet connection, volume control and battery indicator on F11. how can I add this back. It does not show up in the add to panel menu and the applications do not give you back the default feel.
Laptop is Dell Latitude C600/C500 with Pentium III 850Mhz, 256Kb L2 Cache, 256MB RAM, ATI M3 video card, HD 20005 MB and sound card is EES Maestro 3i. After trying to do something with Windows 2000 which was installed on the machine, I decided to put Linux without keeping windows on the machine. First I try with Xubuntu (latest version) which was working but slowly, then I found that Debian could work fine on that machine. I have installed latest version 5.08 and was surprised how goodly old machine can work. I solved problems with screen resolution (change from 800x600 to 1024x768) but I couldn't find solution how to fix problem with sound.
Actually I don't have sound on the machine. I looked for a linux driver for that sound card and Dell is only providing windows drivers. Then I found that I can solve the problem with ALSA drivers but I couldn't find the easy way (or any way at all) to install drivers and to get back the sound. When I click on 'Volume Control' (top right corner of the screen) I get the message: 'Volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.'
Since a while,the energy-saver shuts down the screeago,it happens after half an hour,but I didn�t set it up in that orders !It makes menervous,short time away from the comp,and soon the screen is dark!And the screensaver will not appear any more,too.I tried to enlarge the times in the energy-manager,created a new profile,switched off the laptopmode-service,nothing helps!And it seems,if there is no possibility to set one of the profiles up,they can only be changed,deleted or newly created.Is there really no place to force it to the required settings?Under the good old KDE3.5,it was no problem,to get it work like I want it to.My 64-bit system runs under openSUSE 11.3 and KDE 4.4.Is here any salvation for my nerves
I have had my thinkpad for just a few short months and, it must be that we are heading into summer, but I am starting to finally run into some overheating issues especially when compiling software for awhile, i.e. kernel.
My question would be, "Is it best to let the built in thermal management take care of the issue, and I just need to know what to tweak, or to put on a script solution such as the tp-fancontrol script?
The computer takes about 5-10 minutes to overheat and the message I get in /var/log/messages is "logger: ACPI group thermal_zone / action THM1 is not defined" then it shuts down.
So, any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated.
I am running slackware-current x86_64 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T500.
i have a xeon machine with ubuntu os machine specification is 3gb RAM 3 scsi hard drives each 73gb it have two ethernet cards one ethernet card is connected with adsl modem and the second is connected with LAN. now what is mikrotik doing for me is control access to bind mac adress with ip adress and control the band width for induvisual conection.
Volume up, volume down and mute keys on the keyboard don't control the volume any longer.They worked before. Hitting the keys brings up a progress bar widget with the volume level unchangeable, set at 0% (which is not accurate at all).It looks like the key mappings or key bindings are working, but there is a disconnect with actual functionality. The volume cannot be changed or muted anymore from the keyboard.
This worked just fine in KDE on Fedora 11 before upgrading KDE components yesterday with Yumex. I am now using KDE 4.3.2 I don't think that it's a coincidence that it stopped working after doing an update. I updated the kernel and nVidia drivers too, but this problem exists when I went back and tested with the previous kernel, so I don't suspect the kernel upgrade. No info in Xorg.conf about the keyboard. Is there a setting that I am missing?
Sound works just fine. I can listen to whatever source I like. This is not a problem with the sound drivers as far as I can tell.I just want to be able to control the volume with the keys on my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, model Y-UY95. Is anyone else experiencing this?I can adjust the volume with Kmix 3.5 or GNOME Volume Control V2.1
I was transferring some files from my external USB hard drive onto my laptop (running 64bit Karmic), and my laptop froze up for whatever reason.Everything on the screen stopped and the Scroll Lock and Caps Lock LEDs began flashing.Not knowing anything else to do, I hard booted off with the power switch.At this point, I was concerned if anything on either hard rive would be damagedI booted my laptop back up, and all seemed well until I trued to open my Documents folder.For some reason, Ubuntu will no longer open any folders at allI can't click on ComputerDocuments, Music, etc. When I do, a tab opens in the taskbar that says Opening folder. It stays on screen for about 20 seconds, and then goes away and the folder never opens.The weird part is if I open gEdit and try to load a file, I can see and get to everything.
I connected my HP Pavillion laptop to a 1360x768 Vizio TV. On the TV it displays my laptop but on my laptop it has a black screen. How do I fix it so I can see my laptop screen on my laptop and on my TV at the same time?
I used to be able to do this with this TV as well as my friend's Samsung. I'm using a VGA connector. What should I do to have my laptop screen on my laptop and on my TV at the same time?
I have installed Ubuntu (both 10.10 and 11.04 pre-release) on my laptop but my battery is not recognized and it is detected as a desktop system rather than a laptop. I have tried the cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state method but the directory doesn't exist. I have tried another guide to paste the battery info into this directory but it doesn't allow me to do that and says that the directory doesn't exist, even though I'm trying to make it. I tried it in root nautilus and even on an install of Lubuntu (with a root file manager) but it still failed to budge. I really don't know what to do as I have tried all the guides on the internet that I could find.
When I change the "When laptop lid is closed" option in Gnome Power Manager to either "Blank Screen" or "Do Nothing" (by manually using gconf-editor), the screen itself doesn't turn off when the lid is closed. Obviously not a huge deal, as I could just change the "idle before sleep" on certain occasions, but I liked that setting it to "Do Nothing" previously would actually turn off the screen when the lid was closed.