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When setting up a new Arch install I usually do the following: pacman -S alsa-utils Then fire up alsamixer with alsamixer Go to 'Master' then press M and then keep hitting the up key to bring the sound levels up. I do that for any other inputs I want like pcm etc. Then do speaker-test -c2 with the number being how many channels you want to test. ...


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I ran into something similar after upgrading to 14.04 LTS. This Super User answer worked for me in VLC: Tools – Preferences - Select Input & Codecs option ... Look for "Skip the loop filter for H.264 decoding " or “Skip H.264 in-loop deblocking filter” and select ALL from the drop down list. Save the preference and play the video.


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Upper and lower case - note *nix like OS'es allows ThisFile and thisfile to exist in the same folder. This is not possible e.g. on a vfat or ntfs filesystem (and quite a number of other older filsystems).


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Upper and Lower Case Upper case, lower case, and mixed case are all fine for file names. If some users have a preference for lower case names, it is just because it is faster to type lower case. Spaces Spaces are fine in file names with one caveat: such file names require more care when writing shell scripts. A basic tutorial on this subject is here. ...


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Technically speaking, the only characters that are explicitly disallowed are / and \0 (the NUL byte) since these have special meanings. However, there are some conventions that people tend to use for convenience's sake. For example, you noticed that people prefer not to use spaces and instead use _. This is because a spaces are word delimiters on *nix ...


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In a terminal run alsamixer Press → → Press ↑ as many times as you want until sound is ok (for maxed of course!) Press Esc then type exit when you're done


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Lukas's python script (https://github.com/lkettenb/sound-output-switcher, posted above) to implement a notifier applet works well. It needs the appindicator package. That can be installed with sudo apt-get install python-appindicator


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Nautilus has these features. sudo yum -y install nautilus Launch nautilus and there will be a magnifying glass in the top right corner, this can be used to search for files. Navigate to your MP3 folder and select Edit->Preferences and select the "List Columns" tab. Select "Bitrate" and close. [EDIT] It appears this is an Ubuntu specific ...


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You need an 'S' at the end of ATTR in ATTR{vendor} and ATTR{label}, and at the end of SUBSYSTEM. An easy mistake to make, I just got burnt myself.


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Please try a re-install of pulse sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio sudo alsa force-reload followed by a reboot. A PID check like sudo fuser -v /dev/dsp* /dev/snd/* should then produce something like this: BEN. PID ZUGR. BEFEHL /dev/snd/controlC0: <user> ...


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The problem was the IOMMU implementation on my chipset. Apparently the combination of the IOMMU and my audiocard didn't work, after disabling the IOMMU in EFI it magically worked.


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Figured it out. If anyone is interested, here's a solution: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/213149



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