Archive for the ‘linux’ Category

how to input diacritic characters

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

I always used vim (for example, “Ctrl-K” “:” “u” for “ü”), but now I found a way to input such characters into any application, using the core feature of X11/xorg. The explanation and the table are here: “ISO-8859-1 compose keystrokes in Linux” (thanks Andrew Daviel).

Reminder for myself: on my system, it’s enough to add “compose:ralt” to the option “XkbOptions” in “xorg.conf” and use “Alt Gr” key.

alsa and HDA Intel SigmaTel STAC9227

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

After upgrading my Linux, I’ve got sound lost. Everything looked ok — all the modules are loaded, all the special devices are created, no complaints in logs, — but no sound.


ripping a dvd

Monday, June 16th, 2008

In the most cases, people use mplayer and mencoder (under Linux). For my goals, ffmpeg is enough.