Linux Bits

I use the Linux operating system for all my computing needs, and especially to record music. Every year or two, or sometimes more often, I decide to reinstall and I find myself doing the same things over and over again... I've decided to start a list of the steps which cause me the most trouble. I'm publishing here partly because I'll know where it is, and partly because there's a chance it may help someone else doing the same thing.

Using Linux Mint 15 KDE AMD64

Skype sound didn't work until I installed libasound2-plugins:i386

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=143373

Jackd didn't work with my firewire soundcard until I installed jackd-firewire

Also I needed to install a Midi bridge to get a standard MIDI keyboard working in the Jack environment with Ardour3: a2jmidid

Ardour and Jackd etc. will have lots of problems unless the user is added to the audio and video groups

Japanese Input - can't make head nor tail of this! Despite all my searching it seems to be broken in this release

EDIT it seems that installing "ibus" just somehow works... I went to the main menu, selected "ibus" and tried it out in Chrome Web Browser, no problems. Dammit, I must have missed some intermediate steps somewhere...

As I encounter/solve more issues I'll try to remember to post...

webcam

Been doing some animation recently. This page was VERY helpful in getting the most out of the Logitech (or Logicool) C920t. http://www.oz9aec.net/index.php/gstreamer/473-using-the-logitech-c920-webcam-with-gstreamer

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