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Painless sound mixing using ALSA

Post date: May 13, 2005, 05:05 Category: Multimedia Views: 3826 Comments
Tutorial quote: This Doc is only meant to supplement the preexisting ALSA guide offered by the Gentoo folks.

Just thought I might want to add to the existing information about sound mixing using alsa. Here's what you need to do in order to use sound mixing in ALSA.

Gentoo VSFTPD Howto

Post date: May 4, 2005, 18:05 Category: Network Views: 5513 Comments
Tutorial quote: This serves as an explicit guide as to how one goes about setting up a VSFTPD server on a Gentoo Linux computer. Though written for Gentoo, these instructions apply to other Linux distributions as well.

Time synchronization with ntp daemon

Post date: May 4, 2005, 17:05 Category: Network Views: 4178 Comments
Tutorial quote: The following instructions will install the ntpd program. After following the instructions below your system time will automatically be kept accurate by ntpd. Which will synchronize your computer's time with that kept by a time server out on the Internet.

Shoutcast Streaming Server Guide

Post date: May 4, 2005, 17:05 Category: Network Views: 6621 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up a Shoutcast streaming music server. It covers situations when the server and transcoder are on the same machine, and when they are on different macines. The entire installation should take between 15-30 minutes at most.

The system works by taking mp3 files and feeding them into a transcoder. The transcoder in turn re-encodes the music and passes it to the server. The server receives the stream and when listeners connect, the server splits the stream so that each listener can hear the mp3's.

Logitech quickcam on 2.6.x kernel

Post date: April 25, 2005, 23:04 Category: Hardware Views: 3284 Comments
Tutorial quote: This short tutorial explains how to get your Logitech Quickcam to work under 2.6.x kernel.

VHCS2 on Gentoo HowTo

Post date: April 20, 2005, 13:04 Category: Installing Views: 4285 Comments
Tutorial quote: Want to build web hosting service on top of Gentoo? Well now you can with VHCS2 (Virtual Hosting Control System).

GCC extension for protecting from stack-smashing attacks

Post date: April 20, 2005, 10:04 Category: Security Views: 3189 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Stack-Smashing Protector (SSP, formerly ProPolice) is perhaps one of the most sophisticated yet simplistic protective compiler technologies to date which makes use of canary values by rearranging local variables and function pointers. When (ssp) is enabled it can prevent many forms of the common return-to-libc attack. It is implemented as a patch to GCC which will automatically insert protection code into your programs at compile time. It is developed by Hiroaki Etoh at IBM.

Gentoo LVM2 installation

Post date: April 15, 2005, 04:04 Category: Installing Views: 3083 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide is based on an example with two IDE hard disks. It means that you will more than likely need to change the drive, partition names and partition sizes to match your own setup and needs.

EVMS Howto for Gentoo Linux

Post date: April 15, 2005, 04:04 Category: Hardware Views: 4701 Comments
Tutorial quote: EVMS stands for Enterprise Volume Management System. It's a all-in-one utility written by IBM to manage disk partitions, logical volumes, software RAID and even filesystems.

It does everything from installing the partition table to mounting volumes, fscking and resizing them. It has a plugin mechanism which allow a user to extend EVMS with external drivers.

Enterprise Volume Management System Mini How-To

Post date: April 13, 2005, 20:04 Category: System Views: 3799 Comments
Tutorial quote: Here is a rough write-up on how I installed Gentoo 1.4_rc1 on EVMS, with the exception of the root partition. If you choose so, see the EVMS Howto for instructions on how to mount your root file system on an EVMS volume. I felt the hassle of dealing with a EVMS (or LVM, for that matter) root outweighs its advantages.

This is a very basic setup I used for my laptop. I only needed it so I don't have to worry about getting the partition sizes right from the beginning and to be able to adjust them with ease in the future. I've been using LVM with success but I couldn't find a way to resize the volume group itself. This, the fact that afaik there is no support for LVM in kernel 2.5.x and a new laptop needing a fresh installation made me try EVMS.
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