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Sometimes it is hard to use external usb card with amarok if it is not selected as default. In order to configure amarok to use usb sound card, you must learn the name of your usb sound card first with:
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel – HDA Intel
1 [U0x41e0x30d3 ]: USB-Audio – USB Device 0x41e:0x30d3
After that, just open the amarok settings window -> engine settings and checked output that if alsa is selected, if not select alsa first. And enter your soundcard’s name with a prefix of plughw: as below:
save the settings and play another file, it should work.
In these days of high definition videos everywhere (even YouTube), only the truly geeky would decide to watch their movies in ASCII text in a terminal window. The surprising thing is that some videos are even fairly watchable.
To do that you just need to install mplayer and for that just write this command in terminal line:
$ sudo apt-get install mplayer
Then, to actually watch the movies from a terminal window, use the following syntax, replacing MovieName with the filename of your video.
$ mplayer -vo caca MovieName.avi
Lets say you’ve acquired a program’s ISO and lack an optical drive (or a black DVD-R); how shall you run it?
By mounting it in a ‘virtual disc drive’ of sorts. To mount as ISO, open the Terminal and type:
# mkdir /mnt/iso
…to make a directory for it, and then:
# mount NAME.iso /mnt/iso/ -t iso9660 -o loop#
If you want to convert a .wav file to a .mp3 file, you can use lame command-line tool.
To install lame:
$ sudo apt-get install lame
$ lame input.wav input.mp3
lame can be used to convert .wav files to .mp3 files and .mp3 files to .mp3 files too. Different bit-rates can be specified.
For example, if you want to convert your .mp3 file from 128kbps to 64kbps:
$ lame –mp3input -b 64 input.mp3
If output file name doesn’t specified, lame gave it the input file’s name.
–mp3input parameter specifies that input file is a .mp3 file.
The vast majority of Linux users selected one of a few popular distributions, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE, or Mandriva. However there are many more distributions that have been developed specialized applications. Developing a distribution is actually not that difficult. You can even build and distribute your own Linux distro.So just have a look what’s new in Linux market:
A: Ark | Alt | Arch | ASP | Astaro | Antomic | Ayrsoft
B: ByzantineOS | Beehive | Blue | Blin
C: College | CRUX | Conectiva | ClarkConnect | Censornet | Cool | CLE | Cosix | CaixaMagica | Core
D: Debian | Devil | Dynebolic | Demudi | Definity | Demolinux
E: EvilEntity | ELX | Eagle | e-smith | EnGarde | Eridani | ESware
F: Freeduc | FreeLoader
G: Gelecek | Gentoo
I: IPCop | Icepack | Immunix
K: Knoppix | K12LTSP
L: Lycoris | Lindows | Libranet | Linuxinstall | LFS | Lunar | LNX-BBC | LinEx | Linpus | LRs
M: Mandrake | Morphix | MoviX | MSC.Linux | Miracle | MURIX | Madeinlinux | Magic | MIZI
O: OpenNA | OEone
P: Peanut | PLD
R: Red Hat | ROOT | ROCK | Red Flag | Red Office
S: SuSE | Slackware | Sorcerer | SourceMage | SmoothWall | SoL | Skolelinux | Securepoint | SuperRescue | Spectra | SOT
T: Turbolinux | Thiz | Trustix | Tech
U: United | UHU | uOS
V: Vine | Vector | Voodoo
W: WOW | WinBi
X: Xandros | Xteam
Y: Yoper | Yellow Dog
Here is the list of some of the popular distributions of Linux available in market.
Debian, Gentoo ,Kubuntu
Lindows, Lycoris, Mandriva
Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE
Ubuntu, Xandros ,Xubuntu