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by robert-e
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to remove PulseAudio and fix sound with ALSA and ESound
Replies: 25
Views: 20913

Re: How to remove PulseAudio and fix sound with ALSA and ESo

I have a few observations re OSSv4 and removing PulseAudio. I first downloaded the .deb and the installation pdf file from the forefront site (google ossv4 for the url). I found that installing ossv4 with synaptic installs it okay, including the dependencies, but it does not work. Do it to get the d...
by robert-e
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: DVD's appearing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: DVD's appearing issues

Mint 9, 32 bit fully updated..same or similar problem: Do a cold boot with no media in CD/DVD read/write drive. Put any dvd into the drive, and the OS does not detect it. I cannot even mount it from the cli as it produces the error ...blah blah not found, or somesuch. Do a cold boot with no media in...
by robert-e
Tue May 25, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo

Hi again Joe, Well, it seems the "keeping the /home dir." was the problem with adding a repo, and importing gpg keys. The process worked smooth as silk this time. WRT the polipo not finding its config. file, you were right on the money there too. I had copied the config file from SourceForge for pol...
by robert-e
Tue May 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo

Hi Joe, I got to thinking about how I kept my /home partition when I installed Mint 9, and wondered if it did screw up the permissions? So, because I had very little going on this afternoon, I dd'd the hard drive, and did a fresh install. Right now I am in the process of dumping pulse audio, and ins...
by robert-e
Tue May 25, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo

Hi scoon1329, Thank you for your suggestions; I had done that last night, but I did it again by copy/paste from your post, just to be sure. The entries in the "software sources" Other tab were correct. Actually, synaptics wil (and did after a lot of fiddling around) install tor, but complains about ...
by robert-e
Tue May 25, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

(SOLVED) Problem adding SourceForge (tor) repo

Hi, I would like to install tor, so I added this to my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/dists/lucid/main as instructed by: http://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en#ubuntu When I do this, and then start synaptic, it errors out and closes. If I attempt to add th...
by robert-e
Sun May 02, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add a "watch boot" button on the Startup Splash-screen
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Add a "watch boot" button on the Startup Splash-screen

Hi, Could a click-button be added to the Mint splash screen to allow watching the boot process, and the loading and starting of system services? Often this is the first indication of something gone awry in the OS. Please see the thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=46561 Thank yo...
by robert-e
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: watch services start on bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: watch services start on bootup

Hi again, Okay, my curiousity got the best of me. I started the experiment by just un-installing usplash, and it took a couple of dependencies with it. One of them was a usplash them Mint something or other. I suppose I should have paid more attention. Oh well..After the dust settled, I went to quit...
by robert-e
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: watch services start on bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: watch services start on bootup

Thanks remoulder, No, I did not try "recovery" mode. I am really only interested in the ability to watch the boot messages, in particular those refering to start-up demons, processes, and services. Often these screen outputs are the only notification of something awry in the OS. I do know that I can...
by robert-e
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: watch services start on bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: watch services start on bootup

Hi, I was going to mark this thread as SOLVED, even though it was not, since further poking seems non-productive. However, I do want to report that "CNTL-ALT=F1" during repeated boot attempts did not work. In fact, the only time it got close to working was when typing "CNTL-ALT=F1" at the green "ful...
by robert-e
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: watch services start on bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: watch services start on bootup

Thank you, gentlemen, That's too bad; I was interested in watching a normal bootup, not for any troubleshooting purpose. I have been alternating between Fedora and Mint, and have been using Mint 8 for the most part lately. Fedora of recent times has been doing way to hand-holding, such as PulseAudio...
by robert-e
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: watch services start on bootup
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

watch services start on bootup

Hi, I like to watch the bootup process, mainly to see if any error messages show up when services load/start. I tried editing the kernal line by removing "quiet splash", but the nice green splash screen still covers up the boot messages. I also tried editing (as root, after saving a backup file) /et...
by robert-e
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio

Ugh, Mint 8 became unstable and died today. I reinstalled twice and it died twice. I would hang on boot up, looking for something on the hard drive. I could not get into the boot sequence to boot to the older kernel...must be boot wait time set to 0 sec? So I guess I will write Mint 8 off; too bad, ...
by robert-e
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio

Thanks Henry, I wish it were so for me. It is kind of painful to remove PA. I have tried to us gmfsk and gpsk31 with PA in Ubuntu, and Fedora. Xubuntu works, but does not use PA. It uses ALSA. For what it is worth...I just did a fresh install of Mint 8, and lo and behold, GoogleEarth works. I have n...
by robert-e
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio

up..Are there no ham operators doing this sort of thing; or maybe they are all fleeing to MS junk?
Bob
by robert-e
Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Amateur radio and removing PulseAudio

Hi, Long time reader; first post. I understand that Mint has and is using PulseAudio sound server. Unfortunately, PA does not access the DSP functions of sound cards, and therefore if I wish to use ham radio programs that use the dsp for decoding off-air signals, I must use Alsa or OSSv4. PulseAudio...

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