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Skype/pulseaudio fix Mint 16

Today I tried a skype call on my truthful AAO which recently got mint 16 and I was frustrated by the sound crackling/distortion. It’s not just a problem with Skype, I believe it’s a problem with, you’ve guessed it, PulseAudio. Workaround? Indeed there is. Disabling PulseAudio’s Glitch Free Audio seems to have solved the crackling for me. To do this, edit the /etc/pulse/ file in your favourite text editor. Search for the following line: load-module module-hal-detect and append “tsched=0” to the end: load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0 restart pulse (or just reboot your system), and the crackling should be gone. Not sure what the side effects are by disabling Glitch Free Audio, but I can’t seem to… Read More »Skype/pulseaudio fix Mint 16

TWRP on nexus 5

Was bored today and went to and quickly flashed it, working flawlessly as expected. Installation methods are described on the page, the app install method didn’t worked for me.    

Turn off touchpad when typing = priceless

I was pissed by the touchpad of my AAOne (running great under Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce) until I found syndaemon = priceless. -d starts it as daemon (running on background) -i sets the time, default is 2 seconds. Found here, thank you Husse!

Release/Renew IP in linux

I was wondering how this works in Linux and found these two methods (in terminal, considering that eth0 is the desired interface): sudo ifconfig eth0 down sudo ifconfig eth0 up or use sudo dhclient eth0 Found here.  

Add existing user to sudoers

If our user is not created add it with sudo useradd -m username (m creates home for it) then set password with passwd username then sudo usermod -a -G sudo username (-a to append a group, -G is for needed group itself, in our example sudo, could be any group) groups username will show the groups of the specific user