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Khairil Yusof
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Great set of FOSS audio plugins. Tone generators/synths, modulation, equalizers and more.

http://calf.sourceforge.net/plugins.html
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Free as in Bebas, not free Teh Tarik

+Sinar Project​ team with RMS at RightsCon, Manila.
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Khairil Yusof
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After 4.5 years in the making, +Inkscape 0.91 is out. We shot a quick video demonstration of 10 personal favorite new features and interviewed developers.
Over 4 years in the making, thousands of commits, dozens of new features: it's all there, neatly packed in the newly released Inkscape 0.91.
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Khairil Yusof
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So this Sunday was spent on much delayed clean install of FreeBSD 10.1. My BSD setup has seen continuous upgrades on the same drives since 4.6. Needless to say, there was a lot of old junk that was causing strange problems.

New features include the new http://bhyve.org VM system.

It was quick and painless to get everything I need up and running, mostly because almost all config files in FreeBSD which sticks to Unix roots, are text files with verbose man files. It's relatively easy to copy and diff the differences. Things just work, and when they don't are easy to trouble shoot, you look at logs, look up the man page and change some text files in /etc. Sure there is a lot of new tech and features, but it all feels comfortably familiar.

Do look at FreeBSD http://www.freebsd.org and give it a try. It works well even on very old hardware as a server.
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The strange problem i have on one of my webserver, died on and off.. Gonna do clean install too 
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If you need to stream an event live in high quality using a camera with HDMI out with Linux, you need one of these. 
Easy! It's compact, rugged design, powered from the USB port, is your most practical HDMI/4K and DVI to USB 3.0 capture solution, just Plug and Go ! No driver installation! Don't settle for SD or HD, get full uncompressed 1080p and 4K video for your recording, editing, streaming and capturing ...
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Khairil Yusof
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Unstable cifs in Ubuntu 14.10 (or any other Linux).

If your'e seeing a lot of:

[138875.711948] Status code returned 0xc0000008 NT_STATUS_INVALID_HANDLE
[138875.711961] CIFS VFS: Send error in read = -9
[140235.140908] CIFS VFS: RFC 1002 unknown response type 0xe7
[140245.437773] CIFS VFS: RFC 1002 unknown response type 0x18

Add this to /etc/modprobe.d/cifs.conf:

#Disable caching and the CIFS oplog for stable NTFS network shares
options cifs enable_oplocks=0

modprobe -d cifs
modprobe -a cifs
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In my case ZFS not NTFS and this started showing up on 14.10 Ubuntu kernel. 
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For Thinkpad users with clickpads who just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 who want to disable touchpad but need to use the mouse buttons. The default settings are now quite good, it's just one line to add to the following configuration if you don't like the touchpad.

In /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Just add *Option "AreaBottomEdge" "1"* and logout/login and you're good.

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Default clickpad buttons"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
        Option "SecondarySoftButtonAreas" "58% 0 0 15% 42% 58% 0 15%"
        Option "AreaBottomEdge" "1"
EndSection
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Khairil Yusof
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OK I"m stumped. Desktop Ubuntu 14.04 Totem reads and plays AVCHD .mts video just fine. My cleaner 14.04 laptop doesn't. All the usual suspects like gstreamer plugins - the good bad and the ugly installed, is is ubuntu-restricted.

I'm suspecting that I have a patch/bug fix for the demuxer for the mts container for desktop, that reads the proper video format for mts container. Anybody has any ideas what I'm missing on the laptop?
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Check and compare the versions. Personally I prefer to rely on vlc to avoid these issues.
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Khairil Yusof
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I have a JACK Audio setup for my desktop at home for audio production purposes, but pulseaudio stops working on resume from suspend. The fix is to restart pulseaudio. A simple script for this should work and scripts to run after resume reside in /etc/pm/sleep.d

Here is my 20_pulseaudio script in that dir. You have to make it executeable by chmod 755 on it of course:

#!/bin/sh

case "${1}" in
    resume | thaw)
        su kaeru pulseaudio -k
;;
esac
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+Ang Chin Han​​ but not much use for audio production without Jack. Jack allows you to plug and mix different sources.
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Mic -> Equalizer -> Track 1
MIDI Controller -> Synth Rack -> Line Out -> Track 2
Master track -> Calf EQ -> Calf Reverb

You can't do that with Pulseaudio (all mixed into one stream).

It does lower barrier for those that want to sequence or arrange existing recorded tracks though. 
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Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras.
Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras. The news was announced in the grou
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Indian Government releases draft policy on Open Source. This is a big day for open source in India. It is a well written policy, that says government must use open source, and justification must be given if proprietary/closed source software is to be used. http://deity.gov.in/sites/upload_files/dit/files/policy_on_adoption_of_oss.pdf
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Became first hero open source Sony developer :)
Starting this month, the Developer World team selects hero open source developers to acknowledge the work done by the open source community. Today we are very happy to present our first hero, Abhinav Jhanwar. Read on to learn how you can try to become our next hero.
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Reading about CoreOS and thinking if wouldn't-it-be-nice-if... then, bam, Mark Shuttleworth announces it: a firmware like updating of Ubuntu:

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1434
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I usually recommend developers wanting to start learning Unix/Linux that they should start with FreeBSD. The reason is the excellent Handbook which allow you to configure while learning and also the excellent man pages complete with step by step instructions and examples.

If you just went to get going, with a GUI sure, Linux is easier, but then you miss out on all the basics. As a user, I use Linux, but when I want to learn I use FreeBSD.
Starting with FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, the bhyve BSD -licensed hypervisor is part of the base system. This hypervisor supports a number of guests, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and many Linux® distributions. Currently, bhyve only supports a serial console and does not emulate a graphical console.
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or Gentoo lol
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[META] Typical day in #myoss
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Khairil Yusof
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For those wondering how and where to start contributing to open source projects. Gnome is one of the more friendly communities. Testing and packaging are also easy entry points.
 
As with every cycle, #Ubuntu_GNOME Team is always looking for new bloods to get involved. Starting this cycle, we made life much easier:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/GettingInvolved/Roles

Here is a full list of the needed roles within #Ubuntu #GNOME team which we need :)

Come and join us!
Important Notes. GOOD NEWS: You do not have to be a developer to join Ubuntu GNOME Community. There are so many things you could help, support and contribute with beside development. For more details, please see this UOS Session: HOWTO join and contribute to Ubuntu Communities.
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Khairil Yusof
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Shotwell as a photo manager for tens of thousands of photos is a nightmare to use. Very unstable, crashes and lots of bugs unfixed for years such as the "not really deleted, even though it says OK to delete?". It segfaults for pretty much any operation involving more than 200 photos and also often just hangs when just browsing from network share. These are all bugs that have been filed and unfixed.

Horrible, that this is the default photo manager in Linux distributions. If anything this app is one example of failure of open source desktop models in not providing resources for apps like this.

For now it seems at least gThumb works well enough to import and do basic organization., https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/gthumb

I will try batch upload of say a thousand or so files later tonight and see if it segfaults like Shotwell, but so far it's doing OK.
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So far gThumb for importing, browsing, indexing has been very fast and stable for test 3002 image folder.
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On September 3rd, 2014, a disgruntled ex-developer erased from the internet the work of over 150 developers over four years. This is the story of the Bukkit Minecraft server project's demise, and how you protect your project from its fate.
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