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.

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Page layout in LaTeX

May 20, 2008

This might be useful.

Open-Source Anti-Virus

May 12, 2008

http://www.clamwin.com/

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:

about:config