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Their is read for EXT4 in windows, not sure about write, lemmie check. -= after a couple min=- Well I'm too lazy for extensive research atm, ext4 read is definitely there. (at a friend's for gaming, drinking and games should be happening but we've been fixing a laptop, hence the lazyness)
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Their is read for EXT4 in windows, not sure about write, lemmie check. -= after a couple min=- Well I'm too lazy for extensive research atm, ext4 read is definitely there. (at a friend's for gaming, drinking and games should be happening but we've been fixing a laptop, hence the lazyness)

Now re-read what I just posted and realise you've pretty much just repeated what I said and then somehow got yourself confused along the way.

Ext2Fsd = Ext4 ro / Ext2/3 rw
post #53 of 96
Hey so major props to making a summer project out of this. I tell all the new up and coming CpE/CS students that Linux is the way to go. An operating system created by developers for developers. thumb.gif

I had one question how was your experience with the new shift from /sbin, /usr/sbin/, and /bin, to just /usr/bin ??? Also, have you started to use the new front-end package manager like yaourt?? redface.gif
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Also, have you started to use the new front-end package manager like yaourt?? redface.gif

Yaourt is just a wrapper for pacman to allow you to use the AUR.
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Yaourt is just a wrapper for pacman to allow you to use the AUR.

Yea that is what I meant... cheers.gif
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Ext 3, then install Ext2Fsd in Windows to access it. Not Ext 4 as Ext2Fsd only has read support last I checked.

Overall, Ext is just a better filesystem in my opinion.

+1 on all points
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Now re-read what I just posted and realise you've pretty much just repeated what I said and then somehow got yourself confused along the way.

Ext2Fsd = Ext4 ro / Ext2/3 rw

Yeah, I could have sworn there was experimental write but seems like that was wrong. Normally if I want a drive accessed by both I either dual partition, EXT3/NTFS, or just use NTFS.
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ALSA

Today I figured I would take a shot at figuring out the audio situation. Earlier I had unmuted everything. I figured a good way to test the audio would be playing some music from youtube.

While the music does play, it is kind of choppy and not of the best quality. Reading the wiki, there are some suggestions regarding
Code:
.asoundrc or /etc/asound.conf
Neither one of these exist. There is also no mention that I must create such files, but that I "should be able to play and record sound without either). Does this mean I must create them? Or just the /etc one?

I was thinking I should do something with dmix, any suggestions as how to get better quality?

I don't think I want to use pulseaudio as I am using xfce4.

The speakers are sporadically making small little popping sounds, small static that one can hear when nothing is playing as well as when things are playing (and that makes listening to anything sub-par). It sounds fine in Windows.
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post #59 of 96
Just as a quick question have you launched alsamixer and made sure that none of the channels were above 0db? Above that things get a bit distorted and even with some boards / cards 0db may still be too high. Afterwards make sure you run alsactl store to save it.

As to the asoundrc/conf, they aren't needed, unless you want to go a bit deeper into audio stuff or if you have a sound card that isn't supported out of the box like mine was.
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Just as a quick question have you launched alsamixer and made sure that none of the channels were above 0db? Above that things get a bit distorted and even with some boards / cards 0db may still be too high. Afterwards make sure you run alsactl store to save it.

As to the asoundrc/conf, they aren't needed, unless you want to go a bit deeper into audio stuff or if you have a sound card that isn't supported out of the box like mine was.

I have been using alsamixer the entire time to adjust the volume and whatnot. The only thing I had above 0 was the "line" but while music was playing, "line" had no effect.

I had no idea I needed to save this if when I changed setting in alsamixer the music would change volume level as well.

As I am paying better attention to the audio it sounds as if it is skipping a little, or whatever you call it when the sound stops playing for very few moments here and there.
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