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[–] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

It's obviously Death Metal Drumming Washing Machine

But in the past few years this Amen Break Chopping video is what I watch almost every day as well.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

They used to deliver these things for free, in 30 minutes or less, or your pizza was free too.

I guess that too now kinda falls into the "too late to buy your own house" thing

[–] [email protected] 0 points 4 days ago

first Tenacious D, now this...

[–] [email protected] 3 points 5 days ago (3 children)

Would it worth, though? I mean, is there a significant difference on IDE between HDD or SSD? With an adapter, SATA speeds on the long run would be bottlenecked by IDE if I'm correct.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 5 days ago (1 children)

without any checking of course, I assumed that machine is "new enough" to have some form of SATA in it, but good point

[–] [email protected] 14 points 5 days ago (10 children)

If you use mechanical hard drive in it, it worth a try to replace it with an SSD. After that, Debian should run much better.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

I've got an I LOVE YOU virus once on a Panasonic X700 fliphone. And, since it was an already old phone by that time, no one had the right tools to fix it anymore.

That phone was just like a Nokia, btw. Exact same Symbian OS, just with different media files and branding. (or at least, it looked like, so much so it hurt my young brain at the time)

There were photos of F1 cars on it by default. And a mini golf game that was awesome.

I was so sad when that phone got bricked. I don't even tell you guys how I got that virus since it's so embarrassing 😅

Also I almost got a ransomware on a freshly installed PC. I was lucky enough to notice something was wrong and I was able to stop it. Though, lots of folders have been infected (files have been created - the message that should have been displayed inside the virus's windows I assume) and some files did get encrypted - but not deleted...

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Really the only thing you have to do after installing Windows (if Linux was the first) is to reinstall your bootloader from a live Linux environment.

If it's Grub, you can look here: https://pendrivelinux.com/restore-grub-after-windows-install/

If I'm right, during the restoration of the bootloader, Grub will find your Windows installation too, and will add it to the menu.

[–] [email protected] -2 points 1 week ago

haven't said Discovery was shit because of its overwokeness, it has its serious issues on its own

submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Hello guys!

I'm encountering some strange behaviour with audio controls and volumes, nothing extreme serious, just moderate annoyance source, so I thought maybe you can help me sort this one out! Also I hope this is the right community for this...


The thing is, I'm running Debian Bookworm, with Plasma and I have a rather strange audio setup. It has its legacy reasons, but I use a sound card (CMI8738/CMI8768, it has 5.1 output), and as for the speakers, I've got a pair of active 2.0 speakers and an active subwoofer (which was a part of a 2.1 system, but now I just use only the woofer). These are connected separately to the card; the stereo pair goes to the green output jack (front) and the subwoofer goes to another, which I think is the center+woofer output.

For some reason, the center and woofer was swapped on my card, or the subwoofer was hooked to the other channel, no idea, but I was managed to change them in pulsaudio's config /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/profile-sets/default.conf and modifying [Mapping analog-surround-*], changing the order of lfe and front-center in channel-map.

Then I noticed I can't really control the woofer, it worked, the setup was working, but not in the way I wanted to. The goal was to make the system actually control the outputs as intended and think about it as a 2.1. Amongst the profiles, there were no 2.1 option, only stereo, quadrophonic, 5.1 and 7.1.

By adding this line to ~/.config/pulse/default.pa...

load-module module-combine channels=3 channel_map=front-left,front-right,lfe

...and also editing ~/.config/pulse/daemon.conf by adding these to it (tho honestly I don't really remember, why)...

remixing-produce-lfe = yes
remixing-consume-lfe = yes
lfe-crossover-freq = 120
enable-remixing = yes

...I was managed to create a virtual output that behaves actually like 2.1. I can control both left and right channels and also the woofer on its own. Neat!

(the problem)

Now I have two volume controls. One for the "real" output - the 5.1 profile and the virtual one, the 2.1.

In Plasma toolbar, changing the volume with the scroll wheel is unpredictable, or, at least, I haven't really figured out how it works at the moment; sometimes it controls the real output, sometimes the virtual. On my left screen, it usually controls the real, on the right, most of the times it controls the virtual. But it just changed at the moment as I tried out, typing this post. Now both of them controls the real one.

The goal would be to have the real output constantly on 100%, and every volume controlling action should be take place on the virtual output.

Also, another strange thing is that even tho it looks like everything is fine and dandy, the overall output is low. When this happens, usually on the real output the left, right and woofer channels themselves are changed to lower (probably a previous state of the virtual output) volumes.

This all seems pretty random and unpredictable. If it works, it's awesome, and problems doesn't occur for days, but sometimes they do, and I have no idea why.

Any ideas?


I'd like to know why my volume controls (scroll wheel, volume keys) have effect on seemingly random outputs, and why do the volume of each channel that is present in my virtual output get change ON the physical setup (so the left, right and subwoofer sliders in the 5.1 output) persistently.


submitted 1 year ago* (last edited 1 year ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
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