Update headers in Debian 6 and now no sound card

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

So I recently updated my headers and upon reboot was greeted with no sound.  Heh, now this is linux remember so when you boot up with no sound you don’t really panic because it happens every week and it’s usually the same thing.. so I checked on the regular culprits and saw nothing out of
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Enabling window shades in Debian

Nov 24th, 2011 | By

So after making the second best OS related decision in my life and switching from Ubuntu to Debian I noticed that my cool little window blinds mousewheel trick doesn’t work.  After my 3D desktop this is probably the most used feature I have in my cool-looking productivity arsenal.  You just go to the title bar
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Getting views_slideshow_galleria to work with Drupal

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

Wow, this was a 4 hour joyride today.  I wanted to setup galleria today, which is this awesome slideshow/gallery script that has a drupal module.  I got views slideshow working in a matter of minutes but as soon as I installed galleria and changed my slideshow type to that it dissapeared off the main page..
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Drupal Fun: Auto generating playlist thumbnails from videos

Nov 20th, 2011 | By

Another exciting hurdle crossed in the Drupal world!  I’ve recently installed the Mediafront module to drupal so that I can have dynamic video playlists for specific users based on content being uploaded in their name.  It took a tiny bit of fiddling to get it all setup in views, nothing worth mentioning here that’s not mentioned
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Drupal fun: “This video is currently being processed. Please wait.”

Nov 20th, 2011 | By

I’m pretty certain that I encountered this problem with a previous drupal setup but just forgot to document it so that’s what I’m doing right now for the next CMS I setup.  Everything was working fine with this new setup(after 48 manhours of troubleshooting of course) until I got to this video issue.  couldn’t resolve
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My journey towards a more personal and open open source OS

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

Ditching Ubuntu and switching to Debian   Well I finally made the switch this week, Ubuntu 11.10 was the straw that shattered the camels back and for many reasons.  To be honest I can deal with the never ending troubleshooting that a linux power user has to deal with.  The bottom line is that this
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Switch from Ubuntu to Debian and now Jacksense doesn’t work

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

For those of you that don’t know jacksense is when your computer detects when headphones have been plugged in.. Meaning that it should mute the main speakers automatically so the audio is coming out of the headphones only.  When this doesn’t work audio will come out of both the headphones and the speakers.. Annoying as
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No sound in any browser with Debian Squeeze 64bit

Nov 19th, 2011 | By

Wow, this is one of those problems that is so stupid you have to laugh in disbelief when you solve it.  So my problem ever since I tossed Ubuntu 11.10 in the trash where it belongs(post detailing that to follow) and switched to Debian is that I had no sound in any of my browsers.
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Error 101 upload (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET) when Uploading large files on Drupal

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

Wow, now this was one of those problems that really makes you want to put your head through a wall. Soo, I was uploading a large file to my CMS through drupal and at about 35%(of a 40MB file) I would get booted to an error page with the following message.  I looked high and
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The difference between a tuned performance BSD webserver and a stock linux webserver

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

First up we have a tuned FreeBSD 8.1 server running Apache 2.2(clearly working up a sweat) 56MB of virtual memory and 40MB of resident memory usage PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND 55392 www 1 106 0 56460K 39664K CPU2 2 15:43 50.49% httpd   Follow that up with
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