Archive for May, 2008

Restarting Sound Server in Kubuntu

May 29, 2008

If occasionally your sound stops working, you can try to restart the sound server:

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

If this doesn’t work, try to kill the processes that block it:

1) Identify them:

lsof | grep pcm

example output: esd 5080 name 70u CHR 116,6 13639 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p

2) kill ’em:

kill -9 5080

3) restart alsa:

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

That should do the trick. Thanks to the person who posted it here.

Page layout in LaTeX

May 20, 2008

This might be useful.

Open-Source Anti-Virus

May 12, 2008

Hidden default config settings in Firefox

May 1, 2008

You can change various default settings within firefox through the config page by typing the following URL into the Location field: