Category Archives: Linux

Pulseaudio Microphone Loopback (Listen While Recording)

I got a new headset today that features two 3.5mm audio jacks: one for the headphones, the other for included boom microphone. However, when plugging in said device and using it with the headphones on, I find it rather difficult to use VoIP applications (like Teamspeak) when I can’t hear my own voice. What’s needed is a microphone loopback, so I can hear myself through the headphones while I’m talking. Here’s how.

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Gnome Shell 3.2 and Multiple Monitors

Gnome Shell has great support for multiple monitors; here are some of the configurable tweaks you can make to multiple monitor setups

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No Timezone Redirection for Non-Windows RDP Clients?

As I previously mentioned, we’re rolling out some Fedora-based thinclient-like devices in our warehouse that boot up, connect to wireless, and then immediately start a full-screen FreeRDP session to our 2003 R2 terminal server, which is situated on the GMT timezone, with the “Allow timezone redirection” Group Policy option set. We run an (Windows-based) application on there that is central to the manufacturing process, that also relies on access to correct timestamp information, which is must pull for multiple timezones based on the host client that is connecting. That’s where the issue is.

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Realtek RTL8191SEvA Wireless in Fedora 15: Now Out-Of-Box!

As an update to an earlier post, there’s now mainline kernel support in Fedora 15 as of 2.6.40 for the Realtek RTL8191SEvA wireless chipset. This is a huge win for a lot of people, as a lot of small nettop/netbox/netbook devices make use of this wireless chipset and it’s variants. As mentioned, the 2.6.40 kernel in Fedora 15 contains a lot of features from 3.0, which is currently available in Rawhide, but there’s no need to grab that just for this wireless.

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Gnome Volume Change Preview

Gnome on Ubuntu Natty 11.04 does not play preview sound when you change the volume; learn how to enable this option

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