Recently, there was no sound coming out from my main PC and I began to suspect the sound card, an aging Guillemot Maxi Sound Muse. Naturally, my thoughts turned to acquiring and those in stock at PC World seemed to have unknown or dubious Linux compatibility. However, I powered the machine down for the night and re-seated the card in its slot the following morning. That was enough to solve the problem and I held onto my cash, never a bad thing and especially so in these times. It’s always nice to know that and old trick still has its place.
- Halting constant disk activity on a WD My Cloud NAS
- Installing Firefox Developer Edition in Linux Mint
- Making pages of new documents look right in LibreOffice Writer on wide screens
- Carrying out a hard reset of a home KVM switch
- Trying out a new way to upgrade Linux Mint in situ while going from 17.3 to 18.1