I had lately the problem, that the new Skype version 220.127.116.11 mutes all other sounds (e.g. playing videos) when a notification sound is played. This is quite annoying, since skype normally notifies at all occasions, when a contact logs on, when a contact logs off….
However this seems not be a genuine skype problem Continue reading Skype mutes all sounds under Linux – fixed
Compressing files and folders on linux is not always an easy task. This is mainly due to the lack and impracticability of compressing GUI tools under linux.
Basicly the most easy way is to use gnuzip (gz) in conjuncion with tar. This can be done either in 2 steps (first create a tar container and then gzip this container) or directly using the corresponding switches from tar
tar -zcvf /path_to_file/filename.tar.gz /path/to/folder
Another option would be Continue reading Compression Basics under Linux
I recently ran across a bug when installing Fedora 20. The installer crashed when trying to probe mdraid. This also happened when I (completely) disconnected the array from the computer. The problem was, that the installer was probing the /etc/fstab in the old fedora installation I wanted to overwrite. Here the raid array was mounted as
/dev/md127 /home ext4 defaults 1 2
This is however now anyway deprecated Continue reading fstab mount by UUID