Microphone mute key

I have a ThinkPad x230 with Sound (mute/unmute), Volume, Microphone (mute/unmute) and Lock Screen physical keys. The Microphone key does not work out-of-the-box, and I finally decided to search a bit for a solution. I found this nice post about Ubuntu.
So, I decided to give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »


Swap speakers

I have a pair of active speakers and I need to swap Right and Left. Simply, cabling will be much easier this way. I cannot set this in the speakers themselves, so I searched for a software solution. I googled around and found this discussion for Ubuntu. One of the posts had the solution, that works also for Slackware.
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Multi-threaded MPlayer

I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the mplayer executable with the -lavdopts option like this:
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YouTube fullscreen in SeaMonkey

Recently, I realised I can no longer watch YouTube videos in fullscreen. The switch to HTML5 is something that I have missed to notice… Now the videos cannot be shown in fullscreen mode. Read the rest of this entry »


Sound over HDMI cable

My laptop has an Intel video card and an HDMI port, that I want to use for audio signal output, as well. Unfortunatelly, sound over HDMI does not work out-of-the-box, so I searched for a solution. There are good instructions at the Arch Linux Wiki. Read the rest of this entry »