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How to get Diamond Extreme 7.1 in Natty working

I am trying to set up the Diamond Extreme 7.1 DDL in Natty. The only thing that works are the analog outputs. But in order to enjoy movies with DD 5.1 or DTS I need the optical out to function. ...
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how to get output of a script/program into a file?

I am compiling a program using make and want the output of make to be written to a file. I have tried using > operator like make > build_log.txt and using tee command like make | tee ...
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Why is S-Video Out Not Working on an Acer 5720Z

I have an Acer 5720Z which has an S-Video out port. I have been using this port primarily to view videos on my television. This worked perfectly under 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 but under 11.04 it does not ...
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When piping input from one program to another, what happens to the original program if the program receiving output is killed?

I am piping the output of a program like this using bash: program1 | program2 If program2 is killed somehow (in my case by a PHP fatal error), what happens to the instance of program1?
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Changing colors in terminal output

When i write scripts i want that some lines are colored in output. My questions is not about changing prompt (PS1) but for example how can i change that the output, let us say, "cat ...
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Recording output while listening to it

I've tried to record the output of my acer laptop, using audio recorder and outrec. But for some reason, I'm able to do so, just when I change my sound profile to digital stereo duplex, and then I'm ...
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How can I monitor the output of an already running program?

I am trying to figure out what is going on with pulseaudio on my computer because almost every 20 seconds of listening to a song it freezes. I've tried killall pulseaudio && pulseaudio to try ...
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How to echo output of a top into a text file?

I want to write batch or something, that will write output of top into a file on login. I did top >> output-file but it contains some strange character! can somebody give a simple tutorial ...