Tag Archives: Fedora

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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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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nVidia GeForce GTX560 under Linux

The occasional in-Windows gamer, I like to enjoy the full resolution on my monitor as well as the crisp graphics that come with such a high-class card. However, Nouveau does not support this card as of yet. So, that means no hardware acceleration under Fedora 15 for me. So, killing a small piece of me, I installed the proprietary driver from RPMFusion’s repos. Here’s the difference in framerates.

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Realtek RTL8191SEvA Wireless in Fedora

We’re rolling out a bunch of Fedora-based thinclient-like devices at work that contain a RTL8191SEvA chipset. Unfortunately, this isn’t built into the kernel as of 2.6.38.8-32.fc15 (I think there are licensing issues at play), so it has to be compiled and inserted by hand.

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Fedora 14 DNS Name Registration to Windows DHCP

This is a problem that plagued me for quite while, and it required two fixes in my setup (which runs Server 2003; not sure how this affects 2008/R2). One of the fixes now lets the Windows Server 2003 DHCP service update DNS dynamically for any client that connects. The other fix is a problem with Fedora 14′s NetworkManager. More of a workaround, though.

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