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I'm a geek who loves Linux. I do my best to help other Linux users, but oftentimes, I'm the one who needs help.

My personal favorite software:

  • Pale Moon (A Firefox fork with a purpose)
  • VLC (Good media player, easy-to-use but decently powerful)
  • XFCE (Desktop environment, decently lightweight but with a great user-experience)
  • 7-Zip (Archiving program with better compression)

I recommend Linux Mint XFCE edition, Ubuntu, or Xubuntu for those interested in getting started with Linux.


Mar
20
awarded  Curious
Mar
19
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
7
accepted How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
Feb
27
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
10
comment How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
@doug Yes - this Ubuntu PPA, when used on Mint, breaks DeSmuME.
Feb
9
comment How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
This works on Mint 17.1, but be warned: you're not supposed to use Ubuntu PPAs with Mint. This PPA for the most part does not break anything, but if you want to install DeSmuME (or other such programs with version-specific X-related library dependencies,) you'll enter APT hell: Dependency Edition.
Jan
5
comment How can I cleanly remove PulseAudio in Ubuntu 14.04?
Just so you know: if PulseAudio isn't working, most media players can use ALSA directly. (Preferences > Simple > Audio > Output Module in VLC; MPlayer can be run with -ao alsa.) PulseAudio doesn't work on my Netbook, but using those audio woks without a problem.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
AAND it was actually the audio that was choking up video playback (PulseAudio is the culprit here). I can play videos now as long as I re-encode then with H.264 -tune fastdecode or XVid encoding, remember to force my video player to use ALSA output, and disable Xv video output.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
I just found out that if I force ALSA output MP3s play perfectly.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
I did remember the MP3 codecs
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
The CPU is under some load, but neither the CPU nor the RAM are close to maxed-out (htop confirmed). When I say "unlistenable" it's very very laggy.. that's the best way to explain it. It sounds the same way it does when a computer is really really struggling to decode something (but that's definitely not the case since CPU isn't the chokepoint) (HDD isn't the chokepoint either because it doesn't play from /tmp any better) And yeah, VLC was my first choice. But when that didn't work I had to try other players (and MPlayer is known for being good in situations like this)
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
Before somebody asks, I have disabled Xv output. That didn't fix it (and wouldn't matter for the MP3s on the VT anyway)
Jan
5
asked Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
Dec
27
answered How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
Dec
26
asked How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
Dec
17
comment How do you make USB bootable on chromebook
@user164960 Under most circumstances, a terminal will begin in $HOME. The chance that the shell would start out in a different directory is so low as to be negligible and may be disregarded.
Oct
9
awarded  Yearling
Oct
2
revised Unable to mount location, Can't mount file
Mentioned the ntfs-3g driver
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question